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2018 NCAA Tournament Upsets

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    Looking for those Cinderella runs and big upsets in March Madness here.

    First upset, and this one had a really awesome and dramatic last 15 seconds. #6 Miami goes down to Loyola, 64-62 thanks to a 3 point shot made with .3 seconds to go. Video coming soon..

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    Buffalo (13) just beat Arizona (4). Was a good game. Buffalo at no point in the game played like an underdog. They punched the ball up the court all game, and played really good defense. Won in a blowout, 89-68. Excited for them to play Kentucky in a few days. They have many solid guards; if their shooters are on, they could actually see a Sweet 16.

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    Buffalo (13) just beat Arizona (4). Was a good game. Buffalo at no point in the game played like an underdog. They pushed the ball up the court all game, and played really good defense. Won with a 2nd half blowout, 89-68. Excited for them to play Kentucky in a few days. They have many solid guards; if their shooters are on, they could actually see a Sweet 16.
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    Here's the game highlights for that one:

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    AH man, one of my #4 seeds I thought was going to go far just broke most of my brackets.. thanks Marshall.

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    Biggest upset of the tournament:

    How many brackets were broke there? Like 98% of them.

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    joetemple Wrote:

    Biggest upset of the tournament:

    How many brackets were broke there? Like 98% of them.

    Wow. AND Loyola does it again. Astonished They beat Tennessee 63-32, with a great bounce to get the lead in the last 3.5 seconds in the game.

    So.. we could possibly see Loyola and UMBC in the Elite Eight? Wonder if that's happened before, a 16 v 11?

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    To keep the video sharing going...

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    Dallasite Wrote:

    So.. we could possibly see Loyola and UMBC in the Elite Eight? Wonder if that's happened before, a 16 v 11?

    UMBC would have to beat both Kansas State and Kentucky. Way too tough a road I think. Loyola is the true 'cinderella' right now..
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    "The madness is real! Syracuse crushes Michigan State's hopes!" - announcer at the end of a really good upset game. 3 seed just lost to an 11 seed - Syracuse. 55-53. Definitely will link a vid in a bit when it surfaces on youtube. Very good game, yet another that came down to the last second. The strategy of always fouling immediately by the coach was absolutely the right call. It won them the game.
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    Video recap of that Syracuse win:

    WATCH: No. 11 Syracuse upsets No. 3 Michigan State, 55-53

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    Another 1 seed falls. Florida State just beat Xavier 75-70. Xavier deserved that loss. They sqaundered a 12 point lead and did terribly in the last 23 seconds in particular, when they were down by 3 and burned a full 13ish seconds slowly going down the court to set up and obvious three, which they missed of course. All downhill from there.
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    Seems this year is the most (or one of the most) successful years for 'underdogs' in the NCAA tournament ever. Also seems like the term underdog might go away or be replaced, simply because the spreading of talent across the nation is becoming a lot better. Smaller schools are getting better at recruiting, and it's leveling the playing field. That's a good thing; makes the sport much more dynamic to watch imo. Good video on the topic.
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    Dallasite Wrote: Seems this year is the most (or one of the most) successful years for 'underdogs' in the NCAA tournament ever. Also seems like the term underdog might go away or be replaced, simply because the spreading of talent across the nation is becoming a lot better. Smaller schools are getting better at recruiting, and it's leveling the playing field. That's a good thing; makes the sport much more dynamic to watch imo. Good video on the topic.
    That's the best. I love it when just one underdog beats the higher rated team, let alone as many as there are this year. I wonder what it is about this year specifically that has made all the top teams fall so quickly.