Florida Gulf Coast and Other Teams to Root For in NCAA Tournament Now That Your Bracket is Busted

Where's the fun in rooting for the favorite? You didn't root for the aliens in Independence Day and I'm sure you weren't pulling for Iceland in D2: The Mighty Ducks.

Luckily there are still three underdogs to choose from with vintage dance moves, hashtags, and catchphrases.  

#15 Seed From the South

Florida Gulf Coast (26-10, 13-5 A-Sun) Fort Myers, Fla.


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Quick Stat

The Eagles are a second half team, having-outscored the likes of VCU, Duke, Miami (FL), Georgetown, and San Diego State in the second halves of their games this season.  

Did You Know

FGCU's colors are emerald green and cobalt blue as symbols of the earth and water, in keeping with the school's environmental mission.

Catchphrase

#DunkCity

 

#13 Seed From The West 

La Salle (24-9, 11-5 A-10), Philadelphia, Pa.


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Quick Stat

How hot is La Salle? The Explorers have shot 27-for-62 (43.5%) from 3-point range in the tournament. If they had shot that well during the regular season they would have been the best 3-point shooting team in all of college basketball.  

Did You Know

Famous play-by-play announcer Bill Rafferty played at La Salle in the early '60s. Onions!

Catchphrase

"Southwest Philly Floater!" - LSU shooting guard, Tyrone Garland.

 

#9 Seed From The West 

Wichita State (28-8, 12-6 MVC) Wichita, Kan.

 


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Quick Stat

The Shockers head coach, Gregg Marshall, may just be the best mid-major coach in the business. Marshall gained notoriety by taking Winthrop to seven NCAA tournaments in just nine years. Prior to his arrival, the small school from Rock Hill, South Carolina, had never been to the Big Dance. 

Did You Know

WSU's nickname is the Shockers, a nod to those who shock and harvest wheat. 

Catchphrase 

"We're going to LA, baby!" - Head Coach, Gregg Marshall.

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Michael Calabrese

Currently he is the editor-in-chief of My Halls of Fame (MyHOFS.com), a contributing writer for Football Nation and a featured guest on Sirius/XM's Fantasy Sports Channel. He graduated from Loyola College in Maryland with a BA in Writing & Political Science. When Mike isn't writing, his interests include watching anything produced by AMC and running his two fantasy leagues (college football and college basketball).

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