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Updated: 07/21/2014 10:17:19PM

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PHOTO BY RICARDO ROLON/FORT MYERS NEWS-PRESS

FGCU's Chase Fieler goes to beasket during a game against Hartford on Tuesday. He poured in 30 points as the team went on to win 65-51.

By ZACH MILLER

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FORT MYERS — The Sweet 16 banner hanging from the Alico Arena rafters is a testament to why more than 4,500 fans gladly woke up before 7 a.m. Tuesday to cheer on the Eagles.

It’s a memento of the first Sweet 16 run by a No. 15 seed, one that earned Florida Gulf Coast University the “Dunk City” nickname last season and still has the fanbase energized.

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