The first inductees to the FGCU Athletics Hall of FGCU were officially promoted on Monday, November 15 when the 2012-13 Dunk City men’s basketball team was officially honored at the Cohen Student Union Ballroom. Nearly 225 fans, supporters, staff and most importantly members of that iconic team gathered to celebrate and remember that historic team and season.
This Eagles group is considered one of the most nationally iconic shows in the history of March Madness, as FGCU captured national attention by becoming the first 15th seed to make it to the NCAA Sweet Sixteen. . Three games in March 2013 catapulted FGCU to celebrity status with the program even earning the ESPY for Best Performance of the Year, marking the NCAA’s victory over second seed Georgetown.
FGCU ended the year with 25th place in the final USA Today Co Coach poll, and the Dunk City moniker has become a household name in the basketball world. Overall, the 26 wins that year was a show record (followed by the 2016-17 team). FGCU became the first team since Florida in 1987 to win the first two NCAA Tournament competitions, winning the ASUN Tournament in only its second year of qualifying after the Division I season, winning 14 of 17 games. last and had 148 high-flying flights per year.
The Eagles clinched the ASUN 88-75 championship title against top seed Mercer after winning 13-5 in the league game in the regular season and a 63-51 home win over the champions. The last ACC regular season was Miami.
Sherwood Brown was named the All-American AP Mentioned along with ASUN Player of the Year, ASUN First Team, and NABC All-District titles. Brett Comer won the ASUN Tournament MVP, Bernard Thompson was named ASUN Defensive Player of the Year, while Chase Fieler was selected to ASUN’s Second Team. In fact, that year was very special, it was part of the official announcement of the establishment of the FGCU Athletics Hall of Fame in early April 2020, it was also given that the committee unanimously voted to include the 2013 Dunk City team as part of the first introduced class.
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