NCAA Scores 2012: 3 Outcomes That Shocked Brackets Everywhere

Trevor Lowry@@TheTrevorLowryContributor IMarch 16, 2012

NCAA Scores 2012: 3 Outcomes That Shocked Brackets Everywhere

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    As they say, the night is still young, which is oh-so-very-true for the second round of the NCAA tournament. Although there have not been many upsets yet in the Big Dance, don't expect that trend to keep up.

    There have been enough upsets to plague people's brackets, though. That is, unless, of course, if people looked into their crystal balls and foresaw the three upsets that have happened so far.

    The problem isn't picking upsets, it is picking the right upsets.

    So how is your bracket doing?

    Let's take a look at three outcomes that shocked brackets everywhere.

No. 12 VCU Knocks off No. 5 Wichita State

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    There is a No. 12 seed that upsets a No. 5 seed just about every year. It's part of Bracketology 101. Who would have known that VCU was going to be that No. 12 seed this year?

    The Rams are obviously a good team and showed the world that they were too legit to quit last year, but they beat a team that had a great chance of making a deep run this year.

    Before entering this game, the Shockers were regarded as one of the best mid-majors in the whole shebang, thanks to its six starting seniors. None of that mattered to the VCU Rams.

    Virginia Commonwealth only returned one player from last year's Cinderella team. So what? The Rams are back.

No. 11 Colorado Beats No. 6 UNLV

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    The Pac-12 has looked like a mid-major conference the whole entire year. No one in the Pac-12 looked like they wanted to make the Dance. That is, until Colorado won the Pac-12 tournament.

    Even with this victory there were many people who still wrote the Buffs off. Well, write away, because for a good portion of last night's game between CU and UNLV, Colorado looked like a Final Four team.

    It's very hard to believe that statement, but it is true. That does not mean Colorado will actually make the Final Four, but if they played like they did last night in the rest of their games, who knows?

    Colorado had four players who scored in double-digits last night, including Carlon Brown, who dunks like an absolute man. If you haven't seen the highlights of the game yet, I suggest you do. Brown and the rest of the Buffaloes will completely amaze you.

    Colorado does not care who you picked in your bracket. 

No. 11 North Carolina State over No. 6 San Diego State

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    North Carolina State is lucky it even made the NCAA tournament. It just so happens the luck of the draw turned out great for the Wolfpack—not so much for the Aztecs, though.

    NC State turned a four-point halftime lead into a double-digit victory.

    C.J. Leslie and Lorenzo Brown have led the Wolfpack all season long. They both played well against San Diego State, but not as well as Richard Howell, who went off for 22 points in the game.

    San Diego State had a very well-rounded team and looked like it could do some damage in the tournament, but the Aztecs are out and the Wolfpack will continue to dance.


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