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Fairleigh Dickinson over Purdue vs. UMBC over Virginia: Which was the bigger upset?


The 2022-23 Fairleigh Dickinson Knights joined one of the most historically exclusive clubs in sports Friday night, becoming the second No. 16 seed in men’s NCAA Tournament history to topple a No. 1 seed.
They join the beloved 2017-18 UMBC Retrievers, who shocked the world with their takedown of No. 1 Virginia nearly five years earlier to the date.

In the history of the men’s NCAA Tournament, only two No. 16 seeds have upset a No. 1 seed in the first round:@UMBC_MBB 🤝 @FDUKnightsMBB#MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/ZePgTmNDBf
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) March 18, 2023


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