Purdue University progress
On Friday, Fairleigh Dickinson University accomplished a feat that has only ever been done once.In the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, the Knights, a 16-seed, defeated top-seeded Purdue University 63-58 to progress to the second round.
With less than ten seconds remaining and a three-point deficit, Purdue attempted but failed to make a three-point shot in an attempt to tie the game. Afterwards, on the other end, the Knights converted two free throws.
Purdue watched in utter disbelief
Furman Paladins defeat Virginia Cavaliers in a surprising March Madness upset thanks to a late error.Following the victory, Knights head coach Tobin Anderson praised his team’s on-court work ethic.The TNT programme included Anderson saying, “We just have faith in what we do because our players are so tough and competitive. “I adore our men.
They are hardy. They are superb. They gave it all they had to play. The victory is astounding. It’s incredible. We astounded everyone.”Players from Fairleigh Dickinson and Purdue watched in utter disbelief as Fairleigh Dickinson players and spectators at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, celebrated the historic victory together on the floor.
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Big man for boilermakers Zach Edey, who had been one of the Naismith Player of the Year semifinalists earlier, finished with 21 points and 15 rebounds in the defeat.Northern New Jersey’s Fairleigh Dickinson University qualified for the tournament this year after a turnaround campaign in which they finished with a 20-15 record. FDU concluded the previous season with a pitiful 4-22 record.
After Southern Mississippi, the Division I men’s basketball team improved by 15 wins over the previous season.The Knights are only the second member of the Northeast Conference to ever make it past the first round of an NCAA tournament. Iona accomplished it in 1980, but the school’s triumph was later overturned.
FDU will next play Sunday, facing the winner of the game between Memphis and Florida Atlantic.