The first day of the NCAA Tournament remembered college basketball fans That’s why it’s called «March Madness.»
In the initial list of games, 13 Seed Furman defeated fourth-seeded Virginia on a late Cavaliers turnover, resulting in three game-winners from J.P. Pegues, giving Furman his first NCAA Tournament win since 1974.
In the afternoon, 15 seeds Princeton stunned second-seeded Arizona with a 9–0 run to close out the game and win their first tournament game in 25 years.
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Day 2 of the tournament starts on Friday, and no doubt more «crazy» things will come.
Among the big results on Thursday, however, was a terrible game hit for bettors rooting for the Alabama Crimson Tide.
With the game in hand Alabama led Texas A&M Corpus Christi 96-72 – Corpus Christi seemed to be running down the clock, resigned to defeat.
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Senior guard Ross William had other ideas, hit a 3-pointer as time expired and finished the game with a score of 96-75.
The problem? The line was Alabama -23.5, meaning those who bet on Alabama lost their money.
It may have been a brutal game for those who took Bama to cover the spread, but Crimson Tide fans came away pleased.
Alabama had five players score in double figures and got zero points from star rookie Brandon Miller.
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The Crimson Tide made 10 3-pointers in the first half, jumping out to a 54-24 halftime lead, and got 19 points and 15 rebounds from junior forward Nick Pringle.
March Madness has just begun and the madness is guaranteed to continue.