He knows fans are on the Florida Gulf Coast bandwagon and Chris Sale has no issue with it at all.

The White Sox pitcher had a smile on his face in the clubhouse on Monday morning after his alma mater, the No. 15-seeded Eagles pulled off another upset, this one over the alma mater of teammate Addison Reed (and an unnamed member of the media), San Diego State.

Only 15 years old, the school has little history attached. But on Monday highlights of Sunday’s 10-point win over the Aztecs appeared everywhere, including on the Today Show.

“At a school like that we need all the fans we can get,” Sale said. “It’s creating a stir and a buzz around Florida, Fort Meyers and really the nation. It’s fun to be able to watch. … Not only are they winning, but they’re winning in a fun way. They’re throwing it down.”

Florida Gulf Coast next plays in the fourth round of the NCAA Tournament where it will face Florida. No matter how his school fares, Sale, whose wife Brianne also attended, has already had the last laugh.

“It’s well deserved too, especially coming from where they are,” Sale said. “Last night was a little bit more fun for me not only from a personal standpoint of going to the school but getting to talk a little trash [Monday].”