March Madness 2023 Update — News, stats, lessons learned and more from the first round of the men’s NCAA tournament

The defeats were headlines for the first round of 2023, with a 15th and 16th seed both making it past the first round for the first time in NCAA tournament history. Fairleigh DickinsonHistoric victory over the 1st seed Purdue will be the talking point that lasts for the first two days; FDU, with a score of 4-22 last season, became only the second 16th seed to ever defeat the first seed.

The Knights were entered into the second round by 15 seeds Princeton Universitystun number 2 seed arizona on Thursday, and 13 seeds furbeat seed 4 Virginia on a deep pit JP 3 in the last seconds. Pegues was one of three winners of the game at the last second, followed by Nick Boydlayup with 2.5 seconds left to get the 9 seed Florida Atlantic Ocean a win against the 8th seed Memphis and 6 seeds TCU front JaKobe Coles‘ runners have 1.5 seconds to beat 11th seed State of Arizona. According to ESPN Stats & Info, that’s the most draw in a round since the league expanded to 64 teams in 1985.

Despite the five double-digit seeds advancing, most of the season’s best teams remain. That will change this weekend at round 32? –Jeff Borzello


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