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March Madness Upsets

posted Mar 23, 2018, 6:50 AM by PHS Warrior Beat


By: Shawn Taylor

    During the month of March the college basketball tournament is held as a playoff series called March Madness. 68 teams are selected into a bracket to play for the Sweet 16 and then the Final Four.

    Just recently in the tournament the 16th ranked team UMBC had put upset on the number 1 ranked team Virginia. The UMBC Retrievers were considered one of the underdogs in the tournament .UMBC was never picked to beat virginia and was never supposed to  be in the tournament but they proved people wrong. A school of 13,839 students upset a school of 22,391 students. They beat them by 20 points and the final score was 74-54 in south regional action between the two schools.

     “Immediately following the historical victory on friday many were calling this the biggest upset in the history of the NCAA tournament.” said by cbssports.com. “ The UMBC Retrievers became the first No. 16 seed in history of the men's tournament to beat a No.1 seed defeating UVA in the first round on friday”. Said by syracuse.com. Virginia came into the contest thinking that it would be an easy win for them because UMBC was not a big college but they surprised them and played hard.

     Florida state upsetting comeback win vs No.1 Xavier was a very big upset in March Madness because just like Virginia Xavier was the top ranked team in the nation. They beat Xavier to punched their ticket to the sweet 16 for the first time since 2011.

    “ Florida state rallied from a 12 point deficit to come back and beat the Musketeers 75-70 on this past sunday”. “PJ Savoy came in clutch for the Seminoles during the final minutes of the game hitting a 3 pointer with 1:08 left to put Florida state up  in the second half then he hit a pair of 3’s with 21.6 seconds left to put them up 73-70 and then CJ Walker added to the score with a pair of free throws with 6.4 seconds left in the game.



Uploaded:3/23/18

Edited by:JC

Sources:

https://www.denverpost.com/2018/03/18/florida-state-xavier-ncaa-tournament/

http://www.syracuse.com/marchmadness/index.ssf/2018/03/ncaa_tournament_upsets_sweet_sixteen.html


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