- Fairleigh Dickinson Knights defeated Purdue Boilermakers 63-58 in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament
- Sean Moore scored 19 points and Joe Munden Jr. celebrated the win on the court
- The victory marks the second time in history that a No. 16 seed has won an NCAA Tournament game
In a historic upset, the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights defeated the Purdue Boilermakers 63-58 in the first round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. This is the second time in NCAA men’s tournament history that a No. 16 seed has defeated a No. 1 seed.
The Knights, who are a 16-seed, were led by Sean Moore who scored 19 points. The team’s relentless hustle and defense was key in the upset. The Knights’ Joe Munden Jr. celebrated the win on the court.
The Boilermakers had a chance to tie the game with less than 10 seconds left, but a three-point shot missed the opportunity. The Knights, the shortest team in the tournament, showed no fear in swarming 7-foot-4 All-America center Zach Edey from the start.
Head coach Tobin Anderson was speechless on the court following the win. The victory marks the second time in history that a No. 16 seed has won an NCAA Tournament game. Five years ago, UMBC showed the way for the little guys by overwhelming Virginia in the first 16-over-1 victory after numerous close calls over the years.
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