The Dozen Biggest First-Round Upsets in NCAA Tournament History

Posted by Alan Rubenstein on March-19-2010 Add Comments
When the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, upsets became the fuel that helped the tourney grow. Villanova made an improbable run to the championship as an eight seed in the first year of the 64 team tournament. Dick Tarrant and Richmond were the king of the first round upsets. They won first round games as an 12, 13, 14 and 15 seed. Since then the NCAA Tournament has become a March ritual. Virtually everyone has a office pool and other than the Super Bowl, the Tournament has the largest following in American Sports.

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