NCAA Tournament 2016: B/R Expert Predictions, Updated Results for 1st Round

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NCAA Tournament 2016: B/R Expert Predictions, Updated Results for 1st Round
Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Were you not entertained?!

One of the wildest first rounds of NCAA tournament play ever is now in the books, but not before 13 teams seeded ninth or worse pulled off upsets on Thursday or Friday. Seven lower-seeded teams won on Thursday and six more came out on top on Friday, including the biggest shocker of them all with 15th-seeded Middle Tennessee taking out No. 2 seed Michigan State.

Michigan State was considered one of the top contenders for a national championship with only Kansas getting picked in more pools on ESPN and Yahoo. However, the Spartans were another victim to the madness, with Middle Tennessee leading from start to finish in a shocking upset.

MTSU was part of a historic run of upsets on Friday, along with ones by No. 13 Hawaii (over No. 4 California) and No. 14 Stephen F. Austin (over No. 3 West Virginia). It marked the first time in NCAA history that teams seeded 13th, 14th and 15th all won on the same day.

Thursday's upsets included ones by No. 12 seeds Arkansas-Little Rock and Yale.

Upsets weren't the only thing that made the last two days special, as we also had some wild finishes. That included a pair of buzzer-beaters on Friday, including one on a halfcourt shot that banked in.

Scroll through for our recaps of all 32 first-round games, then take a breath before getting ready for 16 more contests in the second round on Saturday and Sunday.
 

Preview analysis on the following slides written by Kerry Miller. Advanced statistics courtesy of KenPom.com.

Check out Bleacher Report's live updating bracket to track your picks along the road to the Final Four.

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