Michigan basketball team suffers one of 10 early-round NCAA upsets, five Big Ten teams remain
The Michigan basketball team isn't alone in its sorrow this weekend.
Not that the Wolverines will care.
Fourth-seeded Michigan was one of nine teams to fall to double-digit seeds this week during the second round of the NCAA Tournament, and one of 10 early-round upset specials.
The two most notable early-round upsets came at the expense of two No. 2 seeds. Missouri fell to No. 15 Norfolk State just hours before Michigan's stumble to Ohio on Friday. Hours later, Duke ended its season in shocking fashion by falling to Lehigh.
Other early-round upsets were: No. 12 VCU over No. 5 Wichita State, No. 11 Colorado over UNLV, No. 10 Xavier over Notre Dame, No. 12 South Florida over No. 5 Temple, No. 11 North Carolina State over No. 6 San Diego State, No. 10 Purdue over No. 7 St. Mary's and No. 9 Saint Louis over No. 8 Memphis.
Michigan also was the first and only Big Ten team to fall in the tournament's second round, as No. 1 Michigan State, No.2 Ohio State, No. 4 Indiana, No. 4 Wisconsin and No. 10 Purdue all advanced to the tournament's third round.
Indiana edged VCU on Saturday to advance to the Sweet 16, joining Wisconsin, who got by No. 5 Vanderbilt. Ohio State also won Saturday, dropping Gonzaga to keep its season alive.
Michigan State and Purdue will look to become the fourth and fifth Big Ten teams to make the Sweet 16 on Sunday. The Spartans play Saint Louis at 2:45 p.m., while the Boilermakers get No. 2 Kansas at 8:40 p.m.
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