Let the Madness begin–upsets in the tournament

For those of you who are either stuck at work or too hungover from St. Patrick’s Day festivities and missed the first games of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, you have missed some pretty exciting games.

First big game and upset was #11 Old Dominion University over #6 Notre Dame in the final seconds. Final score was ODU 51-50. The luck of the Irish must have run out as the buzzer sounded, ending the Fighting Irish’s season.

In double overtime, #7 Brigham Young University overcame the #10 Florida Gators 99-96. BYU advances to the next round as the Gators head back to Florida.

In another overtime game, #2 Villanova barely escaped a scare by #15 Robert Morris by finally ending the game 73-70.

In the biggest upset so far this tournament, #13 Murray State took #4 Vanderbilt’s chances of going further in the tournament as Murray State hit a buzzer beater winning shot, leaving the score 66-65.

Number 3 Baylor went back and forth in another close game against #14 Sam Houston State; Baylor ended the game 68-59 over SHS.

Currently, #10 St. Mary’s is trying to break their curse of losing in the first round as they have for the past four years in the NCAA tournament. With less than three minutes left, St. Mary’s keeps #7 Richmond Spiders at bay 70-59. Can they pull it out?

Keep checking the site for more updates–and for those who joined my bracket challenge, at the end of this first round I will put up highest scores for each bracket.

Enjoy the games.

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