Reliving the Wildest NCAA Tournament Upsets in History

In one of the wildest first-round matchups of all time, we just witness the #16 ranked Fairleigh Dickinson upset the first-ranked Purdue. It is considered the biggest upset in NCAA history — because Fairleigh Dickinson was technically ranked #68 in the overall field of 68 teams. As shocking as it was impressive, these are the types of games that force even the most casual of basketball fans to pay attention to the NCAA tournament each year.

There’s a reason it is referred to as “March Madness.” It is one of the most exciting and unpredictable events in all of sports. Every year, underdogs and powerhouse teams clash on the court, often leading to some of the most shocking upsets in sports history. These upsets can come from anywhere, as teams from small conferences can take down giants from the Power 5 conferences. From buzzer-beaters to double-digit upsets, the NCAA Tournament has seen it all. So let’s take a trip down memory lane and relive the most shocking NCAA tournament upsets of all time.

#16 UMBC over #1 Virginia (2018)

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