clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Printable NCAA bracket 2016: Middle Tennessee State upset shakes up Midwest Region

Middle Tennessee's stunning upset of Michigan State suddenly makes the Midwest a wide-open region.

After Friday's first few games of play in the 2016 NCAA Tournament yielded the event's biggest upset, the second set of afternoon contests delivered a reminder of why we call it March Madness.

No. 15 Middle Tennessee State never trailed and made 11 threes, controlling the game from wire to wire against No. 2 Michigan State and taking down a national title favorite in the first round. The Blue Raiders' 90-81 win is arguably the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history, and also the fourth by a No. 15 seed over a No. 2 seed since 2012.

It also blows open the bottom of the Midwest Region, where No. 3 Utah is both the highest seed remaining and the only single-digit seed that could still make the Elite Eight.

The late afternoon window yielded an overtime game decided on a buzzer-beater, too. Iowa's 72-70 win over Temple was the first win for a No. 7 seed in this NCAA Tournament and probably the result of a missed call on an offensive foul, but Adam Woodbury and the Hawkeyes are moving on.

In the other two games of the late afternoon, Buddy Hield helped No. 2 Oklahoma pull away from No. 15 Cal State Bakersfield late for a win with a deceptively lopsided score, and No. 5 Maryland survived a charge by No. 12 South Dakota State to move on to the second round.

In the evening slate, No. 14 Stephen F. Austin had the other big upset of the day, dismantling No. 3 West Virginia. No. 3 Texas A&M got an early scare from No. 14 Green Bay, but eventually pulled away for the convincing win. No. 1 Oregon was one of the few bright spots for the Pac-12, making quick work of No. 16 Holy Cross.

In the late night action, No. 2 Xavier took care of business against No. 15 Weber State and will move on to face No. 7 Wisconsin. No. 11 Northern Iowa stunned No. 6 Texas with a half-court buzzer-beater, while No. 8 Saint Joseph's just got past No. 9 Cincinnati went a last-second Bearcats dunk didn't beat the buzzer. It was a memorable way to finish off the first round.

Here are Friday's final scores from the 2016 NCAA Tournament. You now need a new printable March Madness bracket, with Michigan State out, so you should go print that.

No. 10 Syracuse 70, No. 7 Dayton 51
No. 2 Villanova 86, No. 15 UNC Asheville 56
No. 10 VCU 75, No. 7 Oregon State 67
No. 13 Hawai'i 77, No. 4 California 66
No. 15 Middle Tennessee State 90, No. 2 Michigan State 81
No. 7 Iowa 72, No. 10 Temple 70 (OT)
No. 2 Oklahoma 82, No. 15 Cal State Bakersfield 68
No. 5 Maryland vs. No. 12 South Dakota State
No. 7 Wisconsin 47, No. 10 Pittsburgh 43
No. 14 Stephen F. Austin 70, No. 3 West Virginia 56
No. 3 Texas A&M 92, No. 14 Green Bay 65
No. 1 Oregon 91, No. 16 Holy Cross 52
No. 2 Xavier 71, No. 15 Weber State 53
No. 6 Notre Dame 70, No. 11 Michigan 63
No. 11 Northern Iowa 75, No. 6 Texas 72
No. 8 Saint Joseph's 78, No. 9 Cincinnati 76