No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson delivered a modern-day David vs. Goliath story Friday in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, becoming the second No. 16 seed in March Madness history to defeat a No. 1 seed in a 63-58 shocker over No. 1 seed Purdue in the East Region.
FDU, the smallest team in college basketball, downed the Boilermakers, the largest team in the sport, by raining down 3-pointers, badgering Purdue big man Zach Edey and running the tempo up to pull-off the historic upset
No. 16 seeds were previously 1-150 all-time in first-round matchups against No. 1 seeds after the other three No. 1 seeds advanced in this year’s bracket.