2010 NCAA Tournament: With Top-Seeded Kansas Gone, It’s Anyone’s Title to Grab

Posted by Tyler Lambert on March-20-2010 Add Comments

If you were looking for the first major upset in the NCAA Tournament, I think that you found it today.

No. 1 Kansas, the overall top seed in this year's tourney, fell to the Northern Iowa Panthers, a No. 9 seed, in the Midwest Regional second round. The loss, a 69-67 defeat, puts Northern Iowa in the Sweet Sixteen, and sends the Jayhawks packing for home instead of St. Louis.

Ali Farokhmanesh hit two crucial three-point baskets down the stretch, and the Panthers held on to win a game in which they blew a 14-point lead with eight minutes remaining in the second half.

The first of Farokhmanesh's huge shots came with just over one minute remaining and Kansas looking like they would rally to win. Northern Iowa's lea...

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