FGCU basketball wins Atlantic Sun championship

Posted at 3:57 PM, Mar 06, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-07 13:59:31-05

FORT MYERS, Fla.- The Florida Gulf Coast University Eagles were victorious Sunday as they defeated the Stetson University Hatters in the Atlantic Sun Conference championship. 

Dunk City was on the edge of their seats at Alico Arena as the game went into over time. The game aired nationally on ESPN 2, showing all of the action as FGCU took the win from Stetson 80-78. 

PHOTOS: FGCU clinches conference title with win over Stetson

With the win, FGCU earned an automatic berth into the NCAA tournament, also known as "March Madness". 

The selection show on Sunday, March 13th will reveal which bracket FGCU will play in and who they will be playing in the first round of the tournament. 

The last time the men's basketball team made the tournament was in 2013, when they entered as a 15-seed.  That team stunned the nation when they upset the 2-seed Georgetown and then the 7-seed San Diege State to advance to the Sweet 16.  The were then defeated by Florida, ending a magical run. 

From all of us at Fox 4, Congratulations!