March Madness

N. Iowa Upsets Kansas

In the biggest upset of March Madness, Northern Iowa beat top seed Kansas 69 to 67 with a last-minute three-point shot by Ali Farokhmanesh. The victory of the ninth-seeded Panthers marks the first time a No. 1 seed has been defeated in the second round in six years, when the University of Alabama at Birmingham beat Kentucky and Alabama beat Stanford in 2004. The NCAA tournament has seen a large number of upsets thus far. In the showdown between 10th-seeded Saint Mary’s and 2nd-seeded Villanova, center Omar Samhan was the game's leading scorer, racking up 32 points and seven rebounds, and led St. Mary's to a 75-68 triumph. Post-game, Samhan shouted in the locker room, “Did it really happen? We won? For real?” Saint Mary’s will advance to play Old Dominion or Baylor on Thursday.