March Madness upsets by BoyerA

Champion(s):

ReeseC
When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.


Runner(s)-Up:

PeskinK

SpoeriJ
I cannot sanction your buffoonery.

helitzur


Quiz Description

Name the college that produced each of these upsets in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Full Results:

Rank Player Total %ile 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Money Value (% Incorrect): 02 08 05 16 10 26 13 22 13 40 22 30
1 ReeseC 620 99 40
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2 PeskinK 614 96 40
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2 SpoeriJ 614 96 40
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2 helitzur 614 96 40
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5 FlaxmanR 611 93 40
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6 GoodmanDL 606 91 40
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6 thorsleyd 606 91 40
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8 Consigliari 605 89 40
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9 Neil 603 87 40
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9 BeanA 603 87 40
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11 Commodore 600 85 40
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12 KelsoT 597 81 40
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12 MilesTeg 597 81 40
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12 PFD 597 81 40
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12 WellsW 597 81 40
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16 LuskT 594 77 40
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17 SlickRick87 592 76 40
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18 HightB 589 72 40
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18 WilesB 589 72 40
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18 mujason 589 72 40
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18 minarik15 589 72 40
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22 GrahamJ 581 69 40
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23 LevitJE 580 67 40
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24 SteveWilliams 579 66 40
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25 AlbertM 576 65 40
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26 AlexanderD 573 63 40
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27 DuchanM 566 62 40
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28 twarner50 559 60 40
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29 RalliP 549 59 40
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30 MartaMJackson 539 57 40
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31 BeningoS 531 56 40
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32 RosenbergR 529 55 40
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33 CarterBurke 519 53 40
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34 AnthonyD 518 52 40
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35 JWright 515 50 40
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36 gregariouschinchilla 509 49 40
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37 colonialrampage 506 47 40
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38 mabake02 504 46 40
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39 StaleyO 488 45 40
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40 AllenJ 485 43 40
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41 FarleyS 483 42 40
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42 SchwartzD 482 40 40
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43 MatherV 479 39 40
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44 ConnorA 477 37 40
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45 Sharpj 475 36 40
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46 KaufmanK 470 35 40
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47 GluskinJ 462 33 40
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48 Byrdtown 450 32 40
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49 Wolfman2 447 29 40
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49 WeikleB 447 29 40
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49 Bix32 447 29 40
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52 chc 433 26 40
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53 FultonE 427 25 40
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54 SchroederS 420 23 40
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55 jveditz 411 22 40
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56 RobinJRichards 395 20 40
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57 Vintsanity 389 19 40
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58 DBrick 370 17 40
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59 robbie231 363 15 40
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61 ChrisRosenberg 355 13 40
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62 PruettC 345 12 40
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63 quarterrican 342 10 40
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63 Mark 342 10 40
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65 KonkelT 332 7 40
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66 HoH 323 6 40
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67 RuizJ 293 5 40
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68 jrwofuga 239 3 40
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69 GuptaAMajor 98 2 00
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70 PrestonC 90 1 40
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Questions:

In 1983, this #6 seed, coached by Jim Valvano, won the championship despite a regular season record of 17-10. They won four of their six games by one or two points; their first round game went into double overtime.

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NORTH CAROLINA STATE

The 1985 final was between the #1-ranked defending champions Georgetown, and this Pennsylvania team which had a regular season record of 18-9. A #8 seed, they shot 79% from the field to secure the championship.

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VILLANOVA

In 1991, these Spiders from the Colonial Athletic Association became the first #15 seed to beat a #2 seed, in this case Syracuse.

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RICHMOND

In 1993, the Broncos from this school finished the regular season with a 15-10 record. Their one bright spot was the potential of freshman Steve Nash, but he averaged less than 10 points per game. But as a #15 seed, they were able to beat 2nd-seeded Arizona, which had six future NBA players.

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SANTA CLARA

In 1996, these 13th-seeded Ivy Leaguers defeated #4 seed UCLA in the first round by a score of 43-41.

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PRINCETON

In 2005, the Bison from this school, seeded #14, beat #3 seed Kansas in the first round. They became the first team from the Patriot League to win an NCAA tournament game.

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BUCKNELL

In 2006, this team was an at-large selection, rather than league-mates Hofstra, who had beaten them twice in ten days. They went on to defeat Michigan State, North Carolina, Wichita State and #1 seed Connecticut to make it to the Final Four.

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GEORGE MASON

In 2010, this #9 seed, the Panthers of the Missouri Valley Conference, beat #1 seed Kansas in the second round.

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NORTHERN IOWA

In 2011, the Jayhawks lost yet again, this time in the regional final to the #11 seeded Rams from this school. At the time, they were a member of the Colonial Athletic Association. (They had to win a play-in game to get into the 64-team field.)

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VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH (VCU)

In 2012, these Spartans from Virginia, champions of the MEAC, became the fifth #15 seed to beat a #2 seed, scraping by Missouri.

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NORFOLK STATE

Later on the same day in 2012, these 15th-seeded (former) Engineers (renamed Mountain Hawks), from Pennsylvania, beat #2 seed Duke in the first round. (edited at 9:10 pm, March 17, 2016 (EDT))

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LEHIGH

In 2013, this #15 seed beat #2 seed Georgetown by 10 points in the first round. The Eagles were 14-point underdogs.

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FLORIDA GULF COAST (FGCU)