Weird 2nd Round March Madness Facts

Finally some upsets.  Two number 2 seeds downed by 2 number 15 seeds.  Unbelievable, and probably unprecedented.  Duke taken down by the Lehigh Mountain Hawks.  Lehigh, that’s right, no, not the Nehi Grape Sodas.  And Norfolk State, yes they have a team, ousted Missouri.

Some other interesting games on this second night of round 2 included several  in which two teams with states for names matched up:

Ohio – Michigan, with Ohio upsetting the favored Wolverines and North Carolina – Vermont, a game closer than the outcome with NC advancing.

In a fairly rare match up between two major cities, St. Louis toppled Memphis.  If both Louisville and St. Louis win their next game, they would meet in the Sweet 16.

North Carolina teams are 2-3.  Kentucky teams 3-1.  Wildcats 3-1: Kentucky (W), Kansas State (W), Davidson (L).  Tigers 0-2: Memphis and Missouri. Bulldogs are 3-1: Georgetown (W), Gonazaga (W), UNC-Asheville (L).

All 4 California teams are out:  St. Mary’s, California, Long Beach State and San Diego State.  All 4 Ohio teams are still in: Ohio, Ohio State, Xavier and Cincinnati.

All the Irish teams are out: Iona Gaels, St. Mary’s Gaels and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

The Fruit and the Nut advanced: Syracuse Orange and Ohio State Buckeyes; the Grain, the Wichita State Shockers lost out to an Iowa State Cyclone.

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