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No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson makes history with upset over No. 1 Purdue

Tyler Lauletta   

No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson makes history with upset over No. 1 Purdue
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Fairleigh Dickinson guard Grant Singleton celebrates after a basket against Purdue.    AP Photo/Michael Conroy
  • No. 1 Purdue fell to No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson in the first round of the men's NCAA tournament.
  • It's just the second time in tournament history that a 16-seed has defeated a 1-seed.

It happened again.

No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson upset No. 1 Purdue in the first round of the men's NCAA tournament. With the win, the Knights become just the second 16-seed in the history of the tournament to make it out of the first round.

This was a battle: FDU's win came with several big shots and defensive stands late in the game.

With a minute left and FDU hit a massive three to take control of the final seconds.

After holding serve for a possession, FDU came up with another huge play, this time in the form of a block from Sean Moore.

The Knights held on for the final seconds to complete the upset. When the final whistle blew, history had been made.

FDU joins UMBC as the only other 16-seed in tournament history to pull off the first-round upset.

UMBC celebrated its newfound company.

It's March Madness: Brackets are busted and a new Cinderella story has been born.




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