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Daily Madden: Florida Gulf Coast’s Big Surprise

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Eddie Murray #23 of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles dunks in the second half against Jabril Trawick #55 of the Georgetown Hoyas during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on March 22, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Eddie Murray #23 of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles dunks in the second half against Jabril Trawick #55 of the Georgetown Hoyas during the second round of the 2013 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament at Wells Fargo Center on March 22, 2013 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Rob Carr/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – No. 15-seed Florida Gulf Coast University pulled two major upsets to advance to the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament.

“I love the underdog and I want root for them,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew. “Florida Gulf Coast, what is it? You don’t even know it’s a school. You don’t that they play basketball. You don’t know they’re going to be in the Sweet 16. You talk about a group that came from nowhere.”

Madden said it’s less surprising to the team than it is to the outside world.

“They’ve been working together and kind of putting this thing together,” Madden said. “It didn’t just happen overnight or by accident. I think they know what they are and who they are, and have a heck of a lot more confidence than anyone does from the outside.” (7:00)

Listen to the John Madden segment live weekday mornings at 8:15 on KCBS All News 740 AM/106.9 FM.

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