The biggest upset of the first day of the NCAA tournament was Murray State over Marquette, but that was a 12-5 upset, the most predictable upset of all. A couple of No. 10 seeds, Minnesota and Florida, won their games, but those weren’t big surprises. nfl football jerseys for sale
Rallies by Belmont and New Mexico State fell short, and one of the trendiest upset picks, Northeastern, lost by 34 points.
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That said, there were some big wins and humbling losses on Thursday. Auburn’s “swagger” suffered a blow, Ja Morant dominated a marquee matchup, and Tom Izzo lit up a freshman.
These are the winners and losers from day one of the NCAA tournament.
Michigan State, Maryland, Minnesota,authentic nfl football jerseys Purdue and Michigan all won on Thursday, giving the Big Ten a 5-0 start in the NCAA tournament.
Most of those teams were the higher-seeded ones in their matchups, but 10th-seeded Minnesota upset seventh-seeded Louisville, 86-76, around an hour before No. 6 seed Maryland held off a rally from No. 11 seed Belmont for a 79-77 win.
These weren’t just wins, either. Big Ten teams won by an average of 11 points Thursday, leaving Iowa and Wisconsin to keep it going Friday.
The Big Ten wasn’t the only undefeated conference Thursday, though. The SEC went 4-0.
Tom Izzo lit into Michigan State freshman Aaron Henry for not getting back on defense, and he did it to such a degree he was asked about it in the postgame press conference, the implication being Izzo might have crossed some kind of line. nike football nfl jerseys
He did not agree.
“What’s wrong with challenging a kid that makes some mistakes?” Izzo said. “Aaron Henry, trust me, did some things that you can’t do as a starter on a top-five team at the end of your freshman year. They were effort-related. I did get after him. He did respond. He did make a couple of big buckets. He did make some big free throws, but that’s not good enough. It’s one-and-done time. The ‘my-bads’ are out the window.”throwback nfl jerseys cheap
Henry told reporters he’d “heard worse” from Izzo before and didn’t seem bothered. It was a tough blow for the thin-skinned, a group that doesn’t seem to include Henry. nfl throwback jerseys