2013 NCAA Tournament Preview Video: San Diego State vs. Florida Gulf Coast and Ole Miss vs. LaSalle
No. 7 San Diego State vs. No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast
Yes, you read those teams names correctly. No. 15 Florida Gulf Coast advanced through to the third round, after not just shocking No. 2 Georgetown, but absolutely manhandling the Hoyas.
The Eagles led by as much as 19 points in their win on Friday night, scooping up their first NCAA Tournament win in school history in their first NCAA Tournament appearance in school history. Now leading into Sunday’s contest against San Diego State, Florida Gulf Coast is basically putting their undefeated (1-0) mark on the line against an Aztecs’ team that used a nice second half advantage to advance past Oklahoma on Friday.
The Eagles have a particular swag about them, so this isn’t just about their monumental upset over Georgetown. San Diego State needs to be aware of the weapons that Florida Gulf Coast has to offer or they could simply be the next to go down.
No. 12 Ole Miss vs. No. 13 LaSalle
Ah yes, Marshall Henderson.
It was a big day, to an extent, for Henderson as he scored a game-high 19 points as No. 12 Ole Miss upset No. 5 Wisconsin. Henderson however, needed 21 shots to do so. The junior guard could care less though, he will just keep chucking and chucking and in all honesty – it worked on Friday afternoon. Shots finally fell for the Rebels, as Wisconsin shot a horrendous 26% from the field.
Ole Miss will now square off against No. 13 LaSalle, who pulled off an upset of their own on Friday afternoon, knocking off No. 4 Kansas State. The Explorers blew an 18-point halftime lead, but scored on some late free throws that turned out to be the difference.
LaSalle, the nation’s top defense had no answer for Mr. Henderson, what do you have to say about that?
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