For the second time ever, it happened.
Fairleigh Dickinson took down Purdue, just the second time that a No. 16 seed has defeated a No. 1 seed in the history of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Social media was buzzing about the incredible upset. Check out the top reactions below!
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Here are the top moments that have captured the internet’s attention throughout the day!
16. Fairleigh Dickinson vs. 1. Purdue
Fairleigh Dickinson’s coach called his shot!
(and spoiler alert — Tobin Anderson was right. Legendarily so.)
Slight height difference here
FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON LEADS AT HALFTIME
FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON DOES IT
UMBC was the first 16-seed to beat a 1-seed (Virginia, 2018), and the Retrievers’ social media team was more than happy to welcome the Knights to a very exclusive club …
… while the rest of the internet basked in the glory of another incredible upset.
11. Providence vs. 6. Kentucky
The rims are still uneven…
After a historically bad shooting performance from Iowa State following some pregame rim issues, the lever came back out and interrupted Kentucky’s shootaround.
Oh, and the Iowa State rim incident got even more ironic in hindsight.
It’s a Gael party!
After the Saint Mary’s Gaels took care of business against VCU earlier Friday, their mascot wished the Gaels of Iona well in their upset bid against UConn.
Massive showdown has social media buzzing
Two proud northeast programs and two very well-known head coaches. UConn-Iona in Albany is already off to a good start.
Oh, and things could get even more interesting given the past history between UConn’s Dan Hurley and one of the referees in this game.
Adama Sanogo says goodnight, Iona
UConn, and big man Adama Sanogo, took over in the second half to cruise past Iona and Bill Murray, whose son Luke is an assistant coach on the Huskies could only giggle.
And UConn is even providing some prime Dan Hurley upset face content.
We had another hoop snafu, this time in Albany as a ladder had to be brought out to fix the netting on UConn’s side of the court.
11. North Carolina State vs. 6. Creighton
Not a big chair fan
Terquavion Smith was not too thrilled when Creighton rallied in the second half to beat his N.C. State Wolfpack.
Though Smith did have some aggression left to take out on the rim in a screaming dunk.
Kam Jones goes OFF
Vermont was hanging around with Marquette, aiming to try and repeat…
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