It's remarkable that in the midst of the inevitable madness that comes with the NCAA tournament, the calmest group of kids seems to be the one causing the most chaos.
This March, that group is Florida Gulf Coast, the No. 15 seed out of the South region that has captured the country by storm, knocking out No. 2 seed Georgetown on Friday and then dispatching of No. 7-seed San Diego State on Sunday, becoming the lowest-seeded team ever to reach the Sweet 16.
In perhaps the defining moment of this year's tournament so far, FGCU point guard Brett Comer threw a seemingly blind alley-oop pass over his head that landed in the tomahawking hand of Parkersburg South's own Chase Fieler in the waning moments of the Georgetown game.
Fieler threw it down and brought down the house in Philadelphia, wrecking the rim at the Wells Fargo Center, the Hoyas' season, and the brackets of millions of Americans all the way from the Gulf Coast to the Pacific Coast.
Aside from his aerobatic exploits, Fieler's calm nature may be a driving force for his team, which is in just its second year of NCAA tournament eligibility.
And as shocking as the Eagles' run into the college basketball record books has been, Fieler's high school coach, Roy Edman, is not surprised to see his former pupil succeeding on the biggest of stages.
"It's awfully exciting to see one of your former players doing so well," said Edman, no longer the Patriots' coach. "He was an outstanding player at South. It's great to look on TV and see that big smile - he always had that here. He played and really had a lot of fun. He has always been really upbeat and that's carried over to the whole team now with the way they play."
Those sentiments were reiterated by one of Fieler's former opponents, George Washington coach Rick Greene. The two shared a playful, competitive banter when the two groups of Patriots met, and it culminated with Fieler's senior night in Parkersburg.
"They always threw little blue basketballs out [on senior night]," Greene said with a laugh. "So then I notice he doesn't throw one out. He starts running over toward me and flips me the ball and he had signed it. That's the way we were. It was banter, but it was good-natured and with a lot of mutual respect.
"It's good to see a kid that's such a gentleman and such a good kid from West Virginia get some good publicity. It couldn't happen to a nicer kid."
That nice kid averaged 25.3 points and 12.7 rebounds per game in his senior season at Parkersburg South, earning him first-team all-state honors but not much attention in terms of college recruitment.
Edman listed Eastern Kentucky, James Madison, Glenville State, and West Liberty as those being interested, but said there was virtually no interest from either of the state's two Division I programs.
All this despite Fieler's solid ball handling, 3-point range, post and rebounding presence, and of course the penchant for show-shopping dunks. Those earned him a title in the dunk contest at the 2010 North-South game.
His ball handling and crisp passing stems from his days playing point guard before a 6-inch growth spurt in a year resulted in his 6-foot-8 frame and made playing the point unfeasible.
Fortunately for him, former South players Bryan Crislip and Ryan Hopkins had blazed a trail down to the infant program at Florida Gulf Coast, and shortly after Edman put in a phone call and sent a tape to the school.