March Madness delivers series of upsets to bust all men’s brackets
(CNN) Only the initially round has concluded, and currently March Madness has delivered some significant upsets.
So far, No.1 seed Purdue University, No.two seed Arizona Wildcats and No.four 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 more 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 really like our guys. They are challenging. They are terrific. They played their tails off. That is an unbelievable win. It really is unbelievable. We shocked the globe.”
Only two.36% of completed Men’s Bracket Challenge Game entries predicted an FDU win more than Purdue, the second-lowest percentage out of each group in the field, according to the NCAA.
The shocking win also signifies that the final hopes of any individual finishing the virtually not possible activity of predicting a best bracket has been eliminated altogether, the NCAA noted.
Any hopes of finishing a best bracket had currently been dented on Thursday following Princeton’s 59-55 improbable win more than Arizona and the Paladins’ spectacular 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.
“1 year following all brackets busted on Game No. 28, no one particular remained best following the 25th game of the tournament,” mentioned the NCAA.
For a great deal of the initially half, the outcome had wavered on a knife’s edge prior to a rapid commence to the second half place Arizona in handle.
But, trailing by ten points with eight minutes remaining, the Tigers clawed their way back into the game and completed a well-known victory.
The Paladins also snatched their unlikely win following finishing a comeback, overcoming a 12-point deficit at one particular stage, to topple Virginia.
“You know, this game is — fascinating could be the word I’d use,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett mentioned afterwards, reflecting on his team’s defeat.
“You really feel like, we got it, we got it, and then all of a sudden in a moment’s notice, it alterations at the finish.”