FORT MYERS — Minutes after Florida Gulf Coast’s win against East Tennessee State in the Atlantic Sun semifinals on Thursday at Alico Arena, the walls outside the team’s locker room started to shake as music blared from the inside.
It was the same song that’s blasted after every home win in the past few weeks: “Turn down for what” by D.J. Snake and Lil Jon, a popular “trap music” song that mixes hip hop with the beats of a bass drum machine. The song has become the mantra of big wins, and the song’s theme — to “turn up” — has become the team’s motto.
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