March Madness Upsets
by Baron Medsker
THEY CALL IT MADNESS FOR A REASON!
After the second and third rounds of March Madness, there were seven upsets by seed in the second round and five upsets by seed in the third round. 11 Dayton started off the madness with an upset over 6 Ohio State winning by a small score of 60-59. 12 Harvard continued the second round madness with a 61-57 victory over Sean Kilpatrick’s 5 Cincinatti Bearcats.
12 North Dakota State’s proficient offense was too much to handle for the 5th seeded Sooners, who lost a tough 80-75 game in OT.
Friday continued the stunning upsets with 14 seeded Mercer defeating the 3rd seeded Duke Blue Devils 78-71. 10 Stanford continued with a 58-53 upset of 7th seeded New Mexico.
11 Tennessee one in the First Four and then went on to upset Massachusetts 86-67, and 12 Stephen F. Austin defeated 5 VCU 77-75 in OT.
The Third Round continued the upsets with the 11th seeded Dayton Flyers defeating 3 Syracuse, whom had not one but TWO opportunites by freshman Tyler Ennis to tie the game or take the lead at the end.
The 7th seeded Huskies were able to upset 2 Villanova later that day, and 10 Stanford did it again and upset the 2nd seeded Jayhawks led by freshman phenom Andrew Wiggins 60-57.
8 Kentucky gave the 1st seeded Wichita State Shockers their FIRST loss all year, 78-76. Fred Van Vleet was inches from continuing Wichita States perfect season, but it just wasn’t enough.Finally to end the upsets in the second and third round, the 6th seeded Baylor Bears DOMINATED the 3rd seeded Creighton Blue Jays, led by All-American Doug McDermott, 85-55.