The Dozen Biggest First-Round Upsets in NCAA Tournament History

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The Dozen Biggest First-Round Upsets in NCAA Tournament History

When the NCAA Tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, upsets became the fuel that helped the tourney grow.

Villanova made an improbable run to the championship as No. 8 seed in the first year of the 64-team tournament. Dick Tarrant and Richmond were the kings of the first round upsets. They won first-round games as No. 12, 13, 14, and 15 seeds.

Since then, the NCAA tournament has become a March ritual. Virtually everyone has a office pool, and other than the Super Bowl, the tournament has the largest following in American sports.

Over the years, the tournament's first round has been a wild ride. Let's break down the 12 biggest upsets.

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