- 1440 Daily Digest
March Upsets Galore
The Sweet Sixteen in the men's NCAA basketball tournament is set after yesterday's action, with only two of the four No. 1 seeds advancing to the next round.
The first round of action saw No. 1 seed Purdue fall to No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson, just the second time in the tournament's history a No. 1 seed has lost in the first round to a No. 16 seed, while No. 2 Arizona lost to No. 15 Princeton. On Saturday, reigning champs Kansas fell to No. 8 Arkansas (coach Eric Musselman went shirtless on the court in celebration). The Jayhawks were without coach Bill Self, who was hospitalized before the tournament with cardiovascular issues. See updated brackets here.
On the women's side, reigning champion and top seed South Carolina advanced in dominating fashion, with a 76-45 win over No. 8 seed South Florida. The final day of the second round will be held today—see updated brackets here.