Fairleigh Dickinson pulled off the greatest upset in March Madness history. But the internet was in a frenzy after the victory for much more than the game itself. (Dylan Buell/Getty Images) It was also a way to shorten up the name on some bet slips, so…
(Dylan Buell/Getty Images) It was also a way to shorten up the name on some bet slips, so hopefully this gambler followed through. But naturally, the internet had a field day. The Knights took down Purdue despite 21 points and 15 rebounds from the 7’4″, 300-pound Zach Edey, while the average height for FDU players is a foot shorter.
Grant Singleton, #4 of the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights, reacts to making a play against the Purdue Boilermakers during the first round of the 2022 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament held at Nationwide Arena on March 17, 2023 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Tyler Schank/NCAA Photos via Getty Images)
Clearly, size didn’t matter in the matchup, but, well, you know where this is going.
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No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson shocks No. 1 Purdue in historic March Madness upset | CNNNo. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson defeats No. 1 Purdue in a historic upset in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament Nah not CNN 😭😭😭 Final : Fairleigh Dickinson 63 , Purdue 58.
Fairleigh Dickinson Shocks No. 1 Purdue In Historic NCAA March Madness UpsetThe FDU Knights marked one of the biggest upsets in NCAA tournament history with a win against Purdue on Friday.
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