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One of biggest NCAA upsets ever

Posted on: March 20, 2010 7:52 pm
 
Not sure where Northern Iowa's 69-67 victory against Kansas ranks on the NCAA Tournament Upset Meter -- but it's somewhere near the top.

For one thing, Kansas wasn't just a one seed, but the No. 1 overall seed. Best team in the tournament, allegedly, loses in the second round? To a No. 9 seed, not even an eight? And to a No. 9 seed from the Missouri Valley? That's enormous.

Especially the way this happened. Northern Iowa didn't just beat Kansas. It owned Kansas. Pwned Kansas. Got 3-pointers from its 7-footer (Jordan Eglseder) and 3-pointers from its 6-footer (Ali Farokhmanesh) and tenacious defense from everyone. The Jayhawks had more size and quickness and still couldn't get comfortable on offense, falling behind 47-35 in the second half before mounting a rally that didn't quite get it done.

So where does it rank among the all-time upsets? It's somewhere close to George Mason over UConn in 2006, which is the biggest shocker I've ever seen. It's better than Nova-Georgetown (1984) or NC State-Houston ('83) because those were upsets, yes, but they were big schools beating big schools. This is an upset and a small school beating a biggie.

So it's up there. Maybe it's even first.
Category: NCAAB
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Since: Mar 26, 2009
Posted on: March 20, 2010 8:24 pm
 

One of biggest NCAA upsets ever

Wildcats all the way baby!!!!!!!!!!!




Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2010 8:21 pm
 

One of biggest NCAA upsets ever

On March 18th.......imakansan wrote the following

March 18, 2010 8:35 pm
I never like to see injured players. But I think this seals the deal. SU will become the first top seed in the history of the Tourney to lose to a 16. Vermont will beat Syracuse. The Orange are overrated (as Le Moyne and Louisville have demonstrated). And I do believe Vermont defeated 'Cuse not that long ago. Vermont has no fear of SU. Vermont will do it again. And this time, they'll make history.

GO VERMONT

AND ROCK CHALK JAYHAWK!

LOLOLOLOL...yep now you can talk next year!!!



Since: Mar 11, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2010 8:20 pm
 

One of biggest NCAA upsets ever

Whoever wins the CBS Bracket Challenge this year will probably be named Biff Tannen.



Since: Mar 23, 2008
Posted on: March 20, 2010 8:19 pm
 

One of biggest NCAA upsets ever

No. The criticism of the Big East will not stop because Kansas lost. The even worse than usual, unrelenting Big East worship leading up to selection Sunday will not be forgotten. The press (most of whom live in a strange East Coast cocoon) treated the flyover with even more disdain than usual. Every year the Big East Homers start the refrain about how the Big East is sooo much better than all the other conferences. Not so much, ehh?



Since: Feb 1, 2008
Posted on: March 20, 2010 8:18 pm
 

One of biggest NCAA upsets ever

Hampton beating Iowa State was a bigger upset.



Since: Sep 27, 2007
Posted on: March 20, 2010 8:18 pm
 

One of biggest NCAA upsets ever

It is now undeniable.  The Pac 10 is the strongest conference in 2009-10.  And here's to Baylor and (perhaps) A&M selling out 70,000 seat Reliant Stadium next week.


TimWillis11
Since: Feb 17, 2010
Posted on: March 20, 2010 8:17 pm
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Since: Aug 27, 2009
Posted on: March 20, 2010 8:16 pm
 

One of biggest NCAA upsets ever


Northern Iowa! wow. what a epic game that was. Seriously I have not been able to watch very many games so far. This one I got to see. I honestly though Kansas was going to come back and somehow steal this game from N. Iowa. But that three pointer to put N. Iowa up four at the end was huge. Great game!



Since: Oct 24, 2006
Posted on: March 20, 2010 8:15 pm
 

One of biggest NCAA upsets ever

So I would like to know where profile member.... imakansan is hiding out

He was talking smack to everyone on how Syacuses' fate was sealed
as Vermont was going to destroy the Orange and Syracuse was going to make
history as being the first #1 seed to lose a #16.

LOL....oh boy are we loving this upset of the pverall #1 in the tournament
shal we say open mouth...insert foot?



Since: Mar 20, 2010
Posted on: March 20, 2010 8:15 pm
 

One of biggest NCAA upsets ever

The CBS announcers for the TV coverage were wrong  when they said the last Missouri Valley team to reach the sweet sixteen was Larry Bird and Indiana State.  BRADELY UNIVERSITY DID IT ABOUT 5 YEARS AGO....AND THEY BEAT KANSAS TO GET THERE!!!  CHECK THE RECORDS!!

RAL41


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