As the crowd at the Greensboro Coliseum watched an intense game between Kentucky and Providence, a big upset in NCAA tournament history it was taking place in Columbus, Ohio.
No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson upset purduebecoming the second seed out of 16 to accomplish the feat in tournament history.
As seconds ticked away for Fairleigh Dickinson, the game was put on the jumbotron in Greensboro, North Carolina.
FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON BEATS TOP SEED PURDUE AND BECOMES THE SECOND 16 SEED TO BEAT A NO. 1 IN THE HISTORY OF MARCH MADNESS
The crowd, raucous all night as they watched Kentucky beat Providencestart to sing.
«FDU. FDU. FDU.»
And the Wildcats had no idea what was going on.
In his post-game press conference, kentucky head coach John Calipari told reporters that he was unaware that one of the wildest upsets in March Madness history had just occurred.
«I’ve been telling these guys that they don’t watch the games,» Calipari said. «Because if you think you’re going to play somebody, they get shot down. That’s how it works. We can write our own story.»
«We didn’t know. Did you know?» Calipari asked the players about him. «None of us knew that. We’re not watching games. We’re just focused on ourselves and enjoying this moment. So thanks for letting us know you guys got beat. I didn’t know that. And I feel bad. Matt Painter [Purdue head coach] he’s a terrific guy. And I know what you could go through with that kind of thing.»
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Sean Moore led FDU with 19 points, with Demetre Roberts adding 12.
«I love our guys. They’re tough, they’re brave, they played until they were exhausted. It’s an unbelievable win. We did an unbelievable thing. We shocked the world,» said FDU head coach Tobin Anderson. said after the game.
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FDU moves on to play the winner at Memphis-FAU on Sunday, while the Kentucky Wildcats await the winner at Kansas State-Montana State.