The first Thursday and Friday of March Madness are always two of the most exciting days of college basketball as the round of 64 gets underway with many dominant teams looking to get off to a good start while the cinderella hopefuls try to conjure up some magic.
Normally, one #12 seed always upsets a #5 seed, but this year the #14 vs. #3 match-ups have drawn all the early attention:
#14 seed Northeastern fell to #3 Notre Dame who just came off an ACC tournament championship. Northeastern was formidable on the boards and dominated the paint early on, getting Notre Dame off balance and out of sync. Notre Dame stepped up to the plate in the second half. Their 60+% field goal percentage in the second half and forced turnovers were just too much for the Huskies to overcome. Listened to this one on the radio and it was riveting…can only imagine how good it was on live TV! Check out the ESPN recap.
#14 seed UAB upset Big 12 Tournament Champion Iowa State in an absolute nail biter that came down to the wire. Junior Guard Robert Brown led UAB in scoring with 21 points but the big story was Diaper Dandy (Freshman) Guard William Lee with 14 points and 12 rebounds. Click here for the ESPN recap.
#14 seed Georgia State came away with a shocker as well, defeating #3 Baylor 57-56. ESPN recap.
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