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2023 March Insanity: No excellent males’s brackets stay after 16-seed Fairleigh Dickinson upsets 1-seed Purdue


Mar 18, 2023


We’re solely two days into the NCAA Males’s Event, however following No. 16 seed FDU’s upset of No. 1 seed Purdue on Friday evening, there are not any excellent brackets remaining on CBSSports.com. FDU’s win was simply the second 16-1 upset in NCAA Males’s Event historical past. 

And even earlier than that massive upset, coming into Friday’s NCAA Event motion, solely 0.002 % of the brackets on CBSSports.com have been excellent.

That share truly dropped to 0.001% when No. 3 seed Xavier narrowly held on to beat No. 14 Kennesaw State, 72-67. However in actuality, it is not precisely stunning that zero excellent brackets stay, given the quantity of chaos that Day 1 of March Insanity ended up producing.

Thursday’s two greatest upsets got here within the South Area.

In simply the second recreation to tip off, No. 13 seed Furman was capable of take down No. 4 seed Virginia in what was one of the crucial stunning endings in latest reminiscence. Within the ultimate seconds, Virginia’s Kihei Clark was trapped by the Furman protection and tried to heave the ball down the court docket in an effort to expire the clock. Nonetheless, Furman was capable of intercept Clark’s cross and JP Pegues related on a game-winning three with simply 2.2 seconds left to offer the Paladins the 68-67 upset victory.

Afterward Thursday afternoon, brackets have been additional busted when No. 2 Arizona was upended by No. 15 seed Princeton 59-55. It was a decent contest all through, because the Tigers solely trailed by a single level at halftime regardless of dealing with the Pac 12 Event champions. Arizona raced out to a 51-41 lead with eight minutes to go, however Princeton did not throw within the towel. As an alternative, the Tigers completed the sport on a 9-0 run and saved the Wildcats scoreless over the ultimate 4:44 of the competition

Keep in mind: they name it March Insanity for a purpose. 

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