Biggest Upsets

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In March Madness there are always upsets but this year had some of the biggest ones of all time. Number 9 Florida State besting number 4 Gonzaga this happened because of defense and numbers, the Seminoles blocked nine shots, had eight steals, outscored Gonzaga 38-22 in the paint and harassed the Zags into 33.9 percent shooting. It didn’t matter much that Terance Mann was the only Florida State player in double figures with 18 points, the Seminoles were in control most of the night. The Zags were missing second leading scorer Killian Tillie who was out with a hip pointer after a freak collision in practice. Next up we have number 11 Loyola-Chicago and number 7 Nevada, just another night at defying the odds for the Ramblers they rallied from an early 12 point deficit in the first half, then blew a 12 point lead in the second. At the end it was Marques Townes 3-pointer with 6.3 seconds left that kept them safe and gave them a four point lead. Penetrating Nevada’s defense and continually attacking the basket, Loyola shot 55.8 percent 69-68 Loyola. The biggest upset of all time was number 16 UMBC taking down number 1 Virginia. A 21-21 tie at halftime had the Retrievers thinking it could be their moment. Then there was Virginia’s defensive troubles. The Retrievers shot 67.9 percent the second half, they scored one fewer point in the second half than Virginia scored the entire game final score 74-54 UMBC. ADD PICTURES AND SOURCES

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