COLUMBUS, Ohio (WGHP) — The 16-seed Fairleigh Dickinson University Knights have upset the 1-seed Purdue University Boilermakers in the first round of the NCAA Tournament by a score of 63-58.
With the shocking win, Fairleigh Dickinson becomes just the second 16-seed in the history of the tournament to upset a number one seed.
The first upset of its kind course occurred in 2018 when the 16-seed UMBC Retrievers upset the 1-seed Virginia Cavaliers.
Purdue spent multiple weeks as the No. 1 ranked team in the country this season and was considered one of the favorites in the bracket to win the National Championship.