Upset Central… The 2010 NCAA Men’s Opening Round Day 1

Well, there goes our picks!

Yesterday’s 2010 Men’s NCAA Basketball tournament opening round has not disappointed.  It has been chock full of dramatic moments – including timely blocks and steals and most importantly last second buzzer beaters.

Legends are being made with every game that’s being played.  It’s pretty awesome!

The only bittersweet thing about the tournament thus far have been the upsets.  We all love underdogs – and we root hard for them to win, but damn… why at the expense of our picks!? I kid! I kid!

Let’s just say #3 Georgetown losing to #14 Ohio was not predicted over here at the Sports Bra Reports.

Let’s take a look at some of the other awesome games that were played yesterday.

West Region:

  • #7 BYU: 99 vs. #10 Florida:92
  • #13 Murray State: 66 vs. #4 Vanderbilt:65 – In a huge upset (which we picked! ), Murray State defeats Vandy on a last second buzzer beater. 
  • #15 North Texas: 62 vs. #2 Kansas State: 82 – Kansas State’s guards proved to be a little too much for North Texas as the rout them with a 20-point victory.
  • #12 UTEP: 59 vs. #5 Butler: 77

South Region:

  • #11 Old Dominion: 51 vs. #5 Notre Dame: 50First upset of the tournament.
  • #15 Robert Morris: 70 vs. #2 Villanova: 73 (OT) – ‘Nova dodges a bullet by outlasting a scrappy Robert Morris team in OT.
  • #14 Sam Houston St: 59 vs. #3 Baylor: 68
  • #10 Saint Mary’s: 80 vs. #7 Richmond: 71 – St. Mary’s first tourney victory in over 4 decades.  Last tourney win was in 1959, I think they were due.

MIDWEST REGION:

  • #9 Northern Iowa: 69 vs. #8 UNLV: 66 – Ali Farokhmanesh’s 3-pointer from way down under with seconds left pushes Northern Iowa to victory over the running rebels. 
  • #14 Ohio: 97 vs. #3 Georgetown: 83 – It what definitely busted a lot of brackets (including ours!), #14 Ohio stuns #3 Georgetown and the nation as the easily cruise to victory.
  • #14 Ohio's Devaun Washington slams it home on #3 G'town Hoyas.

    #16 Lehigh: 74 vs. #1 Kansas: 90 – As I was watching this game, I definitely thought that Lehigh had a chance to be the first #16 seed to ever advance past the first round.  But Kansas’ depth and talent prevailed as the outlasted Lehigh for the victory.

  • #11 San Diego State U: 59 vs. #6 Tennessee: 62 – In an extremely close game, the Vols prevailed as they were able to hit more shots towards latter part of game.

EAST REGION:

  • #16 E. Tenn State: 71 vs. #1 Kentucky – No upset here! Wall & Cousins lead the Wildcats to an easy victory over E. Tenn State.
  • #11 Washington: 70 vs. #6 Marquette: 68 – Another bracket buster, #11 Washington beats #6 Marquette on a last second buzzer beating leaner jump-shot by guard Quincy Pondexter.
  • #9 Wake Forest: 81 vs. #8 Texas: 80 (OT) – Ishmael Smith’s buzzer beating jumper helps #9 Demon Deacons defeat #8 Texas in overtime.
  • #14 Montana: 57 vs. #3 New Mexico: 62 – New Mexico overcomes an early lead by Montana and battles through for the victory.

Well ladies and gents so far, so good.  It has been a great tournament thus far and here’s hoping that today’s 16 opening round games continue to be as thrilling but not detrimental to our tournament picks.

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One Response

  1. I really would like to know who picked Ohio to take over Georgetown–what a shock! Murray State and Cornell were not as surprising, but that Ohio game, I just sat back in disbelief the whole way through.

    PS–great site. I really like your theme. Check my site too for some more ‘real woman’ sports updates 🙂

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