No. 13 seed North Texas delivered an overtime upset of No. 4 seed Purdue to bust brackets across the nation on Day 1 of March Madness.
They don’t call it March Madness for nothing.
The first day of Round of 64 play in the NCAA Tournament delivered more damage to bracket predictions when North Texas downed Purdue, 78-69, in overtime.
The Mean Green had control for much of the game, but the Boilermakers came back in the second half and tied the game with 24 seconds left to force overtime.
That sigh of relief you may have heard from people who had picked Purdue to advance was a tease.
North Texas’ victory over Purdue hit the Big Ten hard
The brackets were broken when North Texas dominated overtime, hitting a triple on their first possession and scoring the first 11 points of the extra period.
Of course, the fun part of the tournament is tearing up your bracket and enjoying an upset anyways.
March Madness is when you learn the hard way about chaos.
Purdue just couldn’t hit a basket when it mattered.
Big Cat was mourning the late death of his parlay bet. So close.
Guard Javion Hamlet led the Mean Green with 24 points, 12 rebounds, and five assists in a performance worthy of March Madness.
Purdue couldn’t match the output with forward Trevion Williams shut down for much of the first half. He ultimately finished with 14 points, 13 rebounds, and five assists, but it was too-little, too-late. Guard Jaden Ivey led all scorers with 26 points, including four three-pointers.
North Texas now awaits the winner of Villanova against Winthrop.
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