How many times does a 15 bead hit a 2?

The Saint Peter’s Peacocks No 15 got a nasty overtime win over the Kentucky Wildcats No 2 on Thursday.

The first day of the 2022 NCAA Tournament, it was crazy! Earlier on Thursday, March 17, there were some major disturbances, including 11 Michigan beating 6 Colorado State and 5 Iowa losing to 12 Richmond. As it turned out, the schedule was more chaotic.

Saint Peter’s Peacocks No. 15 beat Kentucky Wildcats No. 2 85-79 in extra time to advance to Round 32. And with that, everyone who had made Kentucky deep into the NCAA Tournament was disqualified.

Given this, what other time would the 15th seed send a second seed packet from the NCAA Tournament?

March Madness: How many times does a 15 bead beat a 2?

Saint Peter’s is currently the 15th seed, beating the 2nd seed in the opening round of March Madness. Here are other times this has happened:

  • 1991: Richmond beat Syracuse 73-69
  • 1993: Santa Clara beat Arizona 64-61
  • 1997: Coppin State beat South Carolina 78-65
  • 2001: Hampton beat Iowa State 58-57
  • 2012: Lehigh beat Duke 75-70
  • 2012: Norfolk State beat Missouri 86-84
  • 2013: Florida Gulf Coast beat Georgetown 78-68
  • 2016: Middle Tennessee beat Michigan State 90-81
  • 2021: Oral Roberts beat Ohio State 85-79

As you can see, the 15th seed beat the 2nd seed for the second year in a row after Saint Peter’s win. In 2021, Oral Roberts sent Ohio State to pack in round 64. The last time the 15th seed won the first round in head-to-head years was in 2012 and 2013, when Lehigh, Norfolk State and Florida Coast Bay. beat Duke, Missouri and Georgetown, respectively.

For those who want to know who was the first 15th seed to win the opening round of the NCAA Tournament, that feat went to Richmond Spider-Man in 1991.

Here it is, there are 10 15th seed wins in round 1 of March Madness. We’ll see if that list grows in the near or distant future.

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