One of the biggest upsets ever in NCAA March Madness Basketball
Can you imagine being a Kansas fan, coach, player, parent.
Most of America can go ahead and tear up their NCAA Tournament brackets, as the overwhelming choice to win the national title, Kansas, is going home early from the Big Dance, ousted by giant-killing Northern Iowa, 69-67, tonight in Oklahoma City.
Ali Farokhmanesh had 16 points and hit the key 3-pointer with 34 seconds to go to help stave off a furious comeback attempt by the top-seeded Jayhawks and Jordan Eglseder added 14 points as Northern Iowa, the No. 9 seed, pulled the biggest upset of an already upset-filled Tournament so far.
Marcus Morris had 16 for Kansas and his twin brother Markieff had 10, but star guard Sherron Collins shot just 4-of-15 for the Jayhawks, who finished the season at 33-3 and were the No. 1 seed in the Midwest region. Northern Iowa, the No. 9 seed, is 30-4 and advances to the Sweet 16, where it will play the winner of Sunday’s game between No. 4 seed Maryland and No. 5 Michigan State.