Men’s March Madness: Upsets from FDU, Princeton, Furman ruled first round
The upset headlined the 2023 first round, with both the 15-seed and 16-seed making first-round exits for the first time in NCAA Tournament history. Fairlie DickinsonHistoric win over 1-seed Purdue The first two days will be a long discussion. FDU, which went 4-22 last season, became just the second 16 seed to defeat a 1-seed.
The Knights enter the second round as a 15 seed. Princetonwhich stunned the 2 seeds. Arizona on Thursday, and 13 seeds Decreewho defeated the 4 seed. Virginia On a deep JP Peggs 3 in the last second. The Peggs were one of three last-second game winners, after that Nick Boyd2.5 seconds left to give the 9-seed. Florida Atlantic Win at 8 seed Memphis And 6 seeds TCU Forward Jacoby Coles‘ runner with 1.5 seconds left to beat the 11-seed. Arizona State. According to ESPN Stats & Info, it’s the most tied in a single round since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985.
Despite five double-digit seeds moving forward, most of the season’s best teams still remain. Will that change this weekend? In the round of 32? — Jeff Borzello