Teams on Upset Alert in Day 5 of the 2014 NCAA Tournament

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Teams on Upset Alert in Day 5 of the 2014 NCAA Tournament
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Thursday’s NCAA tournament action proved just why it is called March Madness, and the good news for fans is that those same teams take the court again Saturday in the round of 32.

Dayton hit a game-winning shot against Ohio State and now gets a crack at Syracuse, Florida struggled to separate itself from No. 16 seed Albany, San Diego State was taken to overtime by New Mexico State and even Louisville—the defending champions—narrowly escaped an upset bid from Manhattan.

We will undoubtedly see more upsets in the coming days from this group of teams, including in the round of 32, which starts Saturday.

With that in mind, let’s look at a few teams that are officially on upset alert on the fifth day of the tournament. Recent results, overall talent on the rosters, how teams match up with their opponents and momentum were specifically taken into account when determining which teams made this list and which ones did not.

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