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"Dunk City" living hoop dream in March Madness

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Florida Gulf Coast University's Eagles, the high-leaping speedy squad nicknamed "Dunk City", are the unlikeliest "Sweet 16" club in the history of the US national college basketball tournament. 

Eric McKnight of the Florida Gulf Coast Eagles dunks the ball during the first half against the San Diego State Aztecs during the Third Round of the 2013 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on March 24, 2013 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

But on Friday, the little school that was rejected when it sought a pre-season scrimmage against the University of Florida will finally take the court against the Gators to decide a quarter-final spot in "March Madness."

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