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2023 March Madness: No ideal men’s brackets stay right after 16-seed Fairleigh Dickinson upsets 1-seed Purdue


Mar 18, 2023


We are only two days into the NCAA Men’s Tournament, but following No. 16 seed FDU’s upset of No. 1 seed Purdue on Friday evening, there are no longer any ideal brackets remaining on CBSSports.com. FDU’s win was just the second 16-1 upset in NCAA Men’s Tournament history. 

And even prior to that significant upset, getting into Friday’s NCAA Tournament action, only .002 % of the brackets on CBSSports.com had been ideal.

That percentage really dropped to .001% when No. three seed Xavier narrowly held on to beat No. 14 Kennesaw State, 72-67. But in reality, it is not precisely shocking that zero ideal brackets stay, offered the quantity of chaos that Day 1 of March Madness ended up making.

Thursday’s two greatest upsets came in the South Area.

In just the second game to tip off, No. 13 seed Furman was in a position to take down No. four seed Virginia in what was 1 of the most shocking endings in current memory. In the final seconds, Virginia’s Kihei Clark was trapped by the Furman defense and attempted to heave the ball down the court in an work to run out the clock. Even so, Furman was in a position to intercept Clark’s pass and JP Pegues connected on a game-winning 3 with just two.two seconds left to give the Paladins the 68-67 upset victory.

Later on Thursday afternoon, brackets had been additional busted when No. two Arizona was upended by No. 15 seed Princeton 59-55. It was a tight contest all through, as the Tigers only trailed by a single point at halftime regardless of facing the Pac 12 Tournament champions. Arizona raced out to a 51-41 lead with eight minutes to go, but Princeton did not throw in the towel. Rather, the Tigers completed the game on a 9- run and kept the Wildcats scoreless more than the final four:44 of the contest

Recall: they contact it March Madness for a cause. 

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