The first round of the 2022 NCAA Tournament featured plenty of upsets throughout the day on Thursday, and we’ve got another full day of unpredictable college hoops to do it all over again.
The first day of the first round will be remembered for the No. 2 seed Kentucky Wildcats falling to the No. 15 seed Saint Peter’s Peacocks as plenty of brackets had John Calipari’s crew cutting down the nets in April.
In the end, six lower-seeded teams came away with victories on Thursday, and let’s put it all into a historical perspective.
There is still a chance to set a new record for first round upsets on Friday because all that is needed is one more upset than Thursday in order to tie. There were 13 first round upsets in 2016 and 2001.
According to ESPN’s Chris Fallica, Thursday’s games fell one short of setting a new record for teams seeded No. 11 or worse winning in a single day. The all-time record since the expansion of the bracket in 1985 was set on March 16, 2012 when five such teams advanced to Round 2 in a single day. Four teams met that category on Thursday.
- New Mexico State Aggies
- Saint Peter’s Peacocks
- Richmond Spiders
- Michigan Wolverines
It should be another thrilling day of college basketball from afternoon till late at night. Enjoy the Madness.