The 2012 NCAA Tournament got its first real dose of Madness when No. 15 Norfolk State upset No. 2 seed Missouri Friday afternoon, 86-84. The Norfolk State Spartans became the first 15-seed to beat a 2-seed since 2001, and it marks only the fifth time it's happened in the tournament's history. The team that no one has heard of, and has never been to the tourney before, managed to get the win on 54.2 percent shooting from the field - 62.5 percent in the second half - and 10 of 19 shooting from behind the 3-point arc. The MEAC champions and winners of seven straight games just shocked the world. Well, America, anyway.
The loss, obviously, came as a huge disappointment for the Tigers, but more so, was extremely surprising. Missouri had been playing very, very well lately, dominating the Big-12 Conference Tournament on their way to earning a No. 2 seed.
Missouri: 3rd team (4th time) to lose in the Round of 64 after entering tourney with 30+ wins (Utah State 2009, 2011; Belmont, 2011)— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 16, 2012
Head over to SBNation.com for more on this historic win for Norfolk State. Here's your updated Bracket.
No. 1 Syracuse def No. 16 UNC Asheville 73-49
No. 8 Kansas State def No. 9 Southern Miss 70-64
No. 5 Vanderbilt def No. 12 Harvard 79-70
No. 4 Wisconsin def No. 13 Montana 73-49
No. 2 Ohio State def No. 15 Loyola Maryland 78-59
No. 7 Gonzaga def No. 10 West Virginia 77-54
No. 3 Florida State def No. 14 St. Bonaventure 66-63
No. 6 Cincinnati def No. 11 Texas, 65-59
No. 1 Michigan State vs No. 16 Long Island
No. 8 Memphis vs No. 9 Saint Louis
No. 5 New Mexico def No. 12 Long Beach State 75-68
No. 4 Louisville def No. 13 Davidson 69-62
No. 6 Murray State def No. 11 Colorado State 58-41
No. 3 Marquette def No. 14 BYU 88-68
No. 7 Florida def No. 10 Virginia 71-45
No. 15 Norfolk State vs No. 2 Missouri 86-84
No. 1 Kentucky def No. 16 Western Kentucky 81-66
No. 8 Iowa State def No. 9 UConn 77-64
No. 12 VCU def No. 5 Wichita State 62-59
No. 4 Indiana def No. 13 New Mexico State 79-66
No. 11 Colorado def No. 6 UNLV 68-64
No. 3 Baylor def No. 14 South Dakota State 68-60
No. 7 Notre Dame vs No. 10 Xavier
No. 2 Duke vs No. 15 Lehigh
No. 1 North Carolina def Vermont 77-58
No. 8 Creighton def No. 9 Alabama 58-57
No. 5 Temple vs No. 12 South Florida
No. 4 Michigan vs No. 13 Ohio
No. 11 North Carolina State def No. 6 San Diego State 79-65
No. 2 Kansas vs No. 15 Detroit
No. 7 St. Mary's vs No. 10 Purdue
No. 3 Georgetown def No. 14 Belmont 74-59
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