March Madness 2023 live updates — News, stats, takeaways and more from the first round of the men’s NCAA tournament

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March Madness 2023 live updates — News, stats, takeaways and more from the first round of the men’s NCAA tournament



We’ve been patiently waiting for a storyline to play out in action on Friday — well, we got the biggest one possible.

Fairleigh Dickinson shocked the country by beating Purdue 63-58, the second 16-over-1 upset in NCAA tournament history. The Knights were 4-22 last season, hired head coach Tobin Anderson in May, didn’t win the NEC regular-season title or the conference tournament championship and had to lose. Texas Southern in the First Four just to get to Friday’s game. March madness, personified.

No one else could touch FDU’s win, but any of the remaining double-digit seeds — No. 14 State of MontanaNope. 13 Kent StateNope. 11 State of Arizona — add to the Friday night madness?

— Jeff Borzello