Eddie Murray — no, not that Eddie Murray — is a 6-foot-8 forward from North Myers, Fla. He plays sparingly for Florida Gulf Coast, averaging 3.8 points per game this season. He’s reached double digits twice, against such notable powerhouses as North Florida and South Carolina-Upstate.

He also can jump out of the gym.

So can his teammates, apparently.


The Eagles are trying to become just the seventh No. 15 seed ever to win its opening-round game, and appear in good position to do so thanks to a 15-2 run that put them up double digits and had Twitter abuzz, asking two basic questions: “What is happening to Georgetown?” and “Who is Florida Gulf Coast?”

Well, these are the Eagles, coached by a man who’s married to a former supermodel, and one of just six teams to beat Miami this season. They’re a hyper-athletic bunch that’s running and dunking all over Georgetown, a team not exactly suited to overcoming sizable second-half deficits, even against a team whose most recent loss was to Stetson.

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