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NCAA Tournament 2014: Upset Picks for Key Friday Games and Full Weekend Schedule

Gonzaga players hold up the championship trophy after defeating BYU 75-64 in an NCAA college basketball game for the West Coast Conference men's tournament title, Tuesday, March 11, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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Adam WellsFeatured Columnist IVNovember 27, 2016

Upsets in the NCAA tournament happen so often, yet the shock of seeing it happen never goes away. So much stock is put into the numbers in front of the team name that we forget what the scouting reports say. 

The first big upset of this year's tournament was Dayton beating Ohio State. An 11th seed beating a sixth seed is nothing new, but the Flyers are a mid-major playing one of the best teams in the Big Ten. 

It didn't matter that Ohio State ranked 208th in scoring during the regular season, because the Buckeyes are the big boy on the block. 

As we look ahead to Friday's games, some of the upsets aren't going to seem like upsets based on seeding, but there are a lot of surprising teams getting a lot of love in the second round. Here are our upset picks for the second full day of games. 

 

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