First day tournament wrap up

Posted: Thursday, March 18, 2010 by Travis Cody in
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It used to be when a seed lower than 12 beat a seed higher than 5, it was not only a major upset but it was probably done on a buzzer beating last shot. If you scroll down a post or two, you'll see that Murray State did the buzzer beater thing to beat Vandy.

Then there's Ohio University, that pesky 14, that jumped on 3 Georgetown early and walloped the Hoyas wire to wire. I'm telling you, these teams from mid major conferences are not so far behind in the talent department. Whether it's a shot at the buzzer or a full on whuppin', these lower seeds are primed and pumped to get some work done this weekend and higher seeds best take notice.

I gotta call them upsets, because that's what they are if a lower seed beats a higher seed. The casual observer may be shocked, but since the bracket was released I've been listening to pundits call out some of the double-digit seeds as spoilers. And some of those teams are getting it done.

That's the madness baby!

Here are the complete results from Day 1.

7 BYU beat 10 Florida, 99-92 2OT
11 Old Dominion beat 6 Notre Dame, 51-50
2 Villanova beat 15 Robert Morris, 73-79 OT
13 Murray State beat 4 Vanderbilt, 66-65
3 Baylor beat 14 Sam Houston State, 68-59
2 Kansas State beat 15 North Texas, 82-62
10 Saint Mary's beat 7 Richmond, 80-71
5 Butler beat 12 UTEP, 77-59
9 Northern Iowa beat 8 UNLV, 69-66
1 Kentucky beat 16 E Tennessee State, 100-71
14 Ohio University beat 3 Georgetown, 97-83
11 Washington beat 6 Marquette, 80-78
1 Kansas beat 16 Lehigh, 90-74
6 Tennessee beat 11 San Diego State, 62-59
9 Wake Forest beat 8 Texas, 81-80 OT
3 New Mexico beats 14 Montana, 62-57

That's 3 OT games and 7 wins by lower seeds. Five of those 7 were double digit seeds, which is a record for one day.

And the best news is that we get to do it all again tomorrow (or today if you're reading on Friday) with 16 more games!

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for the wrap-up. I only had time to watch two games yesterday, but both were good games. Hope to watch some more today.

  1. Desert Songbird says:

    So we were right on when we said Butler needed to stick with their game plan while UTEP started to implode. I was impressed by Howard stayed on Caracter inside and didn't get into foul trouble. Round two should be interesting.