Arizona's upset loss to Buffalo busts brackets across America

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Biggest upset ever?

Not even close, though 94.8 percent of Yahoo users picked Arizona. Back in 2014, Mercer beat third-seeded Duke, picked by 97.6 percent, and in 2013 Florida Gulf Coast, a 15-seed, took down Georgetown, picked by 98.1 percent of users that year.

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The other upset of the day

Early on Thursday, 11-seeded Loyola Chicago took out Miami (Fla.) and with it 63.6 percent of users. But even that loss still left nearly 400,000 perfect brackets remaining.

The biggest what-if of the day

Thirteen-seed UNC-Greensboro had 4-seed Gonzaga on the ropes in the second half. The Zags were able to pull it out, 68-64. Had UNC-Greensboro won, well, this would have been the biggest upset of the day, as 96.5 percent picked the Zags.

Buffalo’s Dominic Johnson, right, and Brock Bertram celebrate after Buffalo upset Arizona 89-68 in first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament. (AP)
Buffalo’s Dominic Johnson, right, and Brock Bertram celebrate after Buffalo upset Arizona 89-68 in first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament. (AP)

More March Madness coverage from Yahoo Sports:
Cinderella’s upset bid ends on physics-defying miss
Loyola Chicago stuns Miami on last-second shot for upset win
Oklahoma wastes Young’s heroics in NCAA tournament
NCAA player winks at NBA legend after insane shot
Loyola’s 98-year-old nun loved buzzer-beater

 

 

 

 


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