Handful of Upsets Open NCAA Tournament


The first full round of the 2013 NCAA men’s basketball tournament is halfway complete, with 16 games played on March 21.

The tournament opened with a few surprising upsets—no surprise in a field that has no clear favorites.

In 16 games played March 21, four games saw a lower seed defeat a higher seed including No. 12 California defeating No. 5 UNLV and No. 12 Oregon beating No. 5 Oklahoma State.

Midwest Region

No. 1 Louisville defeated No. 16 N.C A&T, 79-48

No. 8 Colorado defeated No. 9 Missouri, 84-72

No. 12 Oregon defeated No. 5 Oklahoma State, 68-55

No. 4 Saint Louis defeated No. 13 New Mexico, 64-44

No. 6 Memphis defeated No. 11 Saint Mary’s, 54-52

No. 3 Michigan State defeated Valparaiso, 65-54

West Region

No. 1 Gonzaga defeated Southern, 64-58

No. 9 Wichita State defeated No. 8 Pittsburgh, 73-55

No. 6 Arizona defeated No. 11 Belmont, 81-64

No. 14 Harvard defeated No. 3 New Mexico, 68-62

South Region

No. 5 VCU defeated No. 12 Akron, 88-42

No. 4 Michigan defeated No. 13 South Dakota State, 71-56

East Region

No. 12 California defeated No. 5 UNLV, 64-61

No. 4 Syracuse defeated No. 13 Montana, 81-34

No. 6 Butler defeated No. 11 Bucknell, 68-56

No. 3 Marquette defeated No. 14 Davidson, 59-58

Handful of Upsets Open NCAA Tournament

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