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March Madness delivers series of upsets to bust all men’s brackets


Mar 18, 2023

(CNN) Only the 1st round has concluded, and at the moment March Madness has delivered some principal upsets.

So far, No.1 seed Purdue University, No.two seed Arizona Wildcats and No.4 seed Virginia Cavaliers have been unceremoniously dumped out of the tournament, succumbing to 16-seed Fairleigh Dickinson, No.15 seed Princeton Tigers and 13th-seeded Furman Paladins respectively.

Fairleigh Dickinson’s 63-58 victory additional than Purdue was just the second time in NCAA men’s tournament history that a No.16 seed defeated a No.1 seed, and its players flooded the court afterwards in celebration.

“We just have faith in what we do and our guys are so challenging and competitive,” FDU’s head coach Tobin Anderson told the TNT broadcast.

“I adore our guys. They are challenging. They are fantastic. They played their tails off. That is an unbelievable win. It is unbelievable. We shocked the globe.”

Only two.36% of completed Men’s Bracket Challenge Game entries predicted an FDU win additional than Purdue, the second-lowest percentage out of just about each group in the field, according to the NCAA.

The shocking win also suggests that the final hopes of any particular person finishing the practically not doable method of predicting a excellent bracket has been eliminated altogether, the NCAA noted.

Any hopes of finishing a excellent bracket had at the moment been dented on Thursday following Princeton’s 59-55 improbable win additional than Arizona and the Paladins’ remarkable 68-67 victory against Virginia.

Princeton defeated Arizona to advance to the second round.

Princeton’s victory alone left only .065% of men’s brackets remaining intact, out of the millions of brackets completed, according to NCAA March Madness Twitter.

“A single year instantly just after all brackets busted on Game No. 28, no 1 remained excellent instantly just after the 25th game of the tournament,” talked about the NCAA.

For a good deal of the 1st half, the outcome had wavered on a knife’s edge just prior to a quick get began to the second half spot Arizona in deal with.

But, trailing by ten points with eight minutes remaining, the Tigers clawed their way back into the game and completed a properly-identified victory.

The Paladins also snatched their unlikely win instantly just after finishing a comeback, overcoming a 12-point deficit at 1 stage, to topple Virginia.

“You know, this game is — thrilling could be the word I’d use,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett talked about afterwards, reflecting on his team’s defeat.

“You actually really feel like, we got it, we got it, and then all of a sudden in a moment’s notice, it modifications at the finish.”

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