UMBC has firm.
Fairleigh Dickinson joined the Retrievers in NCAA match lore and have become the second No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 within the first spherical when it beat Purdue 63-58 Friday evening.
The Knights merely outplayed Purdue within the second half as nobody aside from Zach Edey was capable of do a lot of something for Purdue. And even Edey had two essential turnovers within the last three minutes.
Sean Moore scored the essential factors for FDU with a 3 from the highest of the important thing with 1:03 to go because the 7-4 Edey closed in on him. That gave the Knights a 61-56 lead and was Moore’s ninth consecutive level for FDU.
Purdue then had the ball with 30 seconds left down three however Moore blocked a layup try and a Fletcher Loyer 3-point try with beneath 10 seconds left did not hit the rim.
UMBC — the University of Maryland-Baltimore County — grew to become the primary No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 in 2018 when it defeated Virginia. And FDU’s upset could also be even larger than UMBC’s. The Retrievers had been a 20.5-point underdog forward of the sport towards Virginia and FDU was a 23.5-point underdog towards the Boilermakers.
It’s additionally the second straight match loss for Purdue towards a low-seeded crew from New Jersey. The Boilermakers misplaced to No. 15 seed St. Peter’s within the Sweet 16 as a No. 3 seed a yr in the past.