Which NCAA tournament produced the most upsets?

Which NCAA tournament produced the most upsets?

March Madness brings us a lot of games in a four day period for three straight weekends during late March and early April.

But in a tournament gone goofy with upsets, where two No. 1 seeds are already out, simply surviving should be reason for applause.

March Madness continues to do its best to make sure no ideal brackets exist, and that college basketball is a must-watch this time of the year.

The first weekend of the 2018 NCAA Tournament certainly lived up to the title of March Madness, with six of the 12 highest seeded teams losing in the first two rounds.

The record book covers 287 total upsets in 38 years of NCAA men's tournaments, from 1979 to 2017. Kansas State didn't have to play Virginia. Another 13 seed defeated a No. 4 seed in a game in which we saw Marshall defeat Wichita State, which was a shocker.

Last second heroics have been on great display and a single score decided six Round of 32 games.

Syracuse (23-13) got 17 points from Tyus Battle and 15 out of Oshae Brissett, and the Orange advanced with a 55-53 win over Michigan State.

"My good vibes are coming from how this team's playing, how unselfishly they play", Villanova coach Jay Wright said after Saturday's win against Alabama. And Part 2: "what was the last MAC school to win at the Sweet 16" level? The Wildcats took a bit of an unorthodox route to the second weekend - and did so without leading scorer Dead Wade, who has missed the past three games with a foot injury - unseating Cinderella story Maryland-Baltimore County, the only 16-seed to ever beat a 1-seed, for one of the final spots in the Sweet 16. Jim Boeheim's 2-3 zone is hard to prepare for in limited time, and we saw the Spartans' horrid shooting percentage prove that.

Seventh-seeded Nevada added to that by matching the second-biggest comeback in tournament history to beat No. 2 seed Cincinnati 75-73 after trailing by 22 points in the second half.

However, No. 2 UNC's improbable 86-65 whipping, with Roy Williams still at the helm, by No. 7 Texas A & M, in the highly competitive West, sets up a juicy showdown between the Aggies and the Michigan Wolverines in Round 3 this Thursday.

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South Region | Phillips Arena, Atlanta No. 7 Nevada vs.

The University of Missouri's Michael Porter Jr., Michigan State's Jaren Jackson Jr. and Miles Bridges, University of Alabama's Collin Sexton, the University of Texas' Mohamed Bamba and the University of Oklahoma's Trae Young will likely all be National Basketball Association lottery picks, but all suffered early round exits.

No. 5 West Virginia vs.

In the same bracket, the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes were reluctantly silenced for the remainder of this season by No. 4 Gonzaga Bulldogs 90-84.

No. 1 Kansas vs.

Midwest Region top seed Kansas will meet fifth-seeded Clemson on Friday in Omaha, Neb.

No. 2 Purdue vs. I venture to say that parity is the flawless word to describe this tournament. Jim Boeheim has Syracuse playing their 2-3 zone just about as well as they can, allowing no more than 56 points in all three tournament games. The only upset by that definition was sixth-seeded TCU falling to No. 11 Syracuse.

The NCAA 2018 Men's Final Four Records Book defines an upset as "when the victor of the game was seeded five or more places lower than the team it defeated". Syracuse gives a lot of teams problems due to their 2-3 zone defense.

Schuelke said it's quick and easy to fill out the national bracket challenges because they're available on the web. Coach Leonard Hamilton's team is athletic and plays with a chip-on-the-shoulder tenacity that could make things tough for Sweet 16 opponent Gonzaga in Los Angeles.