It’s MADNESS: 16th-Seeded Fairleigh Dickinson Makes History, Upsets No. 1 Purdue

The March Madness logo is shown on the court before college basketball games in the NCAA Tournament Thursday, March 16, 2023, in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
  • The greatest upset in NCAA men’s tournament has company. Five years after the Cavaliers were knocked off in the first round by Maryland-Baltimore County, No. 1 Purdue lost 63-58 to Farleigh Dickinson to become the second top seed to lose to a No. 16 seed since the bracket expanded to 64 teams in 1985.
  • With the win, No. 16 seeds move to 2-150 in the first round of tournament play during that span.
  • The automatic bid out of the Northeast Conference, FDU was able to battle the Boilermakers to a draw in the paint despite a mammoth size disadvantage, being the shortest team in Division I, wiht an average height of only 6-foot-3.
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