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MARCH MADNESS / NCAA TOURNAMENT

Day 2: Upset Trend Continues

March 17, 2001

Victories Friday by Butler, Temple, Gonzaga and Indiana State made it official: the 2001 tournament had more first-round upsets than any other since the tournament was expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The breakdown:

RESULT DAY

No. 10 Temple d. No. 7 Texas, 79-65: Friday

No. 10 Butler d. No. 7 Wake Forest, 79-63: Friday

No. 10 Georgetown d. No. 7 Arkansas, 63-61: Thursday

No. 11 Georgia State d. No. 6 Wisconsin, 50-49: Thursday

No. 12 Utah State d. No. 5 Ohio State, 77-68 (OT): Thursday

No. 13 Kent State d. No. 4 Indiana 77-73: Thursday

No. 13 Indiana State d. No. 4 Oklahoma, 70-68: Friday

No. 12 Gonzaga d. No. 5 Virginia, 86-85: Friday

No. 15 Hampton d. No. 2 Iowa State, 58-57: Thursday

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MOST BY YEAR

2001: 9

1989: 8

1991: 8

1998: 8

1999: 8

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MOST TIMES UPSET

Indiana: 5

Arizona: 4

UCLA: 4

Virginia: 4

5 tied with 3

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MOST UPSETS

Texas: 5 times

Gonzaga: 3

Richmond: 3

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FRIDAY'S RESULTS

SOUTH REGIONAL AT MEMPHIS

Gonzaga 86, Virginia 85

Indiana State 70, Oklahoma 68

Michigan State 69, Alabama State 35

Fresno State 82, California 70

SOUTH REGIONAL AT NEW ORLEANS

Temple 79, Texas 65

Florida 69, Western Kentucky 56

Penn State 69, Providence 59

North Carolina 70, Princeton 48

MIDWEST AT DAYTON, OHIO

Illinois 96, Northwestern State 54

Charlotte 70, Tennessee 63

Kansas 99, Cal State Northridge 75

Syracuse 79, Hawaii 69

MIDWEST AT KANSAS CITY

Butler 79, Wake Forest 63

Arizona 101, Eastern Illinois 76

Mississippi 72, Iona 70

Notre Dame 83, Xavier 71

Research by HOUSTON MITCHELL

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