(CNN) Only the initial round has concluded, and currently March Madness has delivered some important 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 difficult and competitive,” FDU’s head coach Tobin Anderson told the TNT broadcast.
“I enjoy our guys. They are difficult. They are terrific. 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 more than Purdue, the second-lowest percentage out of just about every group in the field, according to the NCAA.
The shocking win also signifies that the final hopes of everyone finishing the virtually not possible job of predicting a ideal bracket has been eliminated altogether, the NCAA noted.
Any hopes of finishing a ideal 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.
“A single year just after all brackets busted on Game No. 28, no one particular remained ideal just after the 25th game of the tournament,” stated the NCAA.
For significantly of the initial half, the outcome had wavered on a knife’s edge just before a speedy get started 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 popular victory.
The Paladins also snatched their unlikely win just after finishing a comeback, overcoming a 12-point deficit at one particular stage, to topple Virginia.
“You know, this game is — intriguing may possibly be the word I’d use,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett stated 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 modifications at the finish.”
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