2010 NCAA Tournament: Recapping the Seven Nail-Biting Finishes of Day One

Posted by John DeMarzo on March-19-2010 Add Comments

The first day of the 2010 NCAA Tournament is in the books, and more so than ever, March Madness lived up to its billing.

Five double-digit seeds knocked off their opponents, and two No. 9 seeds (Northern Iowa and Wake Forest ) won, making it seven of the 16 games where the lower-seeded team won. 

If that wasn't enough, 11 of the 16 games were decided by single digits, and seven of those games were decided by a basket (three points or fewer).

Three of those games went to overtime, and for Florida and BYU , one overtime wasn't enough—they had to go to a second overtime to declare a winner.

To put that in perspective, only two games i...

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