Now, FSU - especially after their performance late Friday night - has a chance at redemption against the team that ended their historic campaign last season.
The Tigers started their rally with a three-point play from Porter Jr., followed by a triple by Kassius Robertson, a free throw from Jordan Geist and, after a Forrest free throw for FSU, another 3-pointer from Robertson. Cunningham, a two-time first-team All-SEC selection, shot 10 of 16 from the field and 14 of 16 from the foul line, but no other Tiger reached double figures. Leading scorer and rebounder Terance Mann did leave the game after slipping to the floor in the second half and did not return.
China Dow scored 21 points, and Erica Nelson scored seven straight in the fourth quarter, including a key three to give No. 12 seed FGCU (31-4) the separation they needed to beat No. 5 Missouri, 80-70 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament in Stanford, Calif. on Saturday.
More important, the Seminoles' win-by-committee approach shined bright against the Tigers.
Because it was one of the very best first halves of the Hamilton Era.
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Co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold were forced to flee their seats as fans chanted "sack the board" and "you killed our club".
And if anyone would understand the magnitude of their place in the Missouri record books, it'd be Cunningham, who is as close to a Missouri Tiger by blood as anyone could be.
Dow led Florida Gulf Coast with 21 points. P.J. Savoy chipped in with 12 points and Phil Cofer added 11 in the win.
I believe that the sloppy and hesitant play of Porter Jr. stems from the second reason he should not enter the National Basketball Association; he needs to learn to trust his body again. "We have to keep the same energy no matter if they make shots or make runs, we'll be fine". That would up as part of a 20-4 spurt capped by a 3-pointer by Braian Angola midway through the half. The Seminoles then shook off the slow start by making eight of their last 11 shots in the first quarter, which included an 11-0 run, to take a 22-15 lead at the end of the quarter. It was one of the best stretches of the season for the Seminoles.
Jarron Cumberland set career highs of 27 points and 11 rebounds as Cincinnati recovered after blowing a 10-point lead in the second half.
This marks the 2nd NCAA Tournament win in program history, not to mention the fact they are the only 12 seed in either men's or women's tournament to pull off an upset.
"Where I have seen Sophie grow over the years is from a leadership standpoint - a tremendous leader for our team and I think she is really invested in those relationships", Pingeton said. "I was just doing a good job trying to find them in the spots they were most comfortable with".