Fairleigh Dickinson came into their First Four matchup against Florida Gulf Coast with a tremendous amount of youthful exuberance, as the nation's third youngest team, but ended up getting throttled by the Eagles 96-65.
From the get go the Knights fell down 11-0 and never were able to catch up as the Eagles were just firing on all cylinders in Dayton to grab their first win since their Sweet Sixteen run in 2013 as a 15 seed.
Marc Eddy Norelia lead the Eagles with an impressive double-double with 20 points, ten rebounds, and five assists. Christian Terrell wasn't far behind with 14 points and nine rebounds.
Joe Dooley's squad has now won four straight and will look to re-shock the world Thursday when they try to knock off top-seeded North Carolina in Raleigh. The St. Patrick's Day matchup will take place at 7:20 PM and can be seen on TBS.