A mild first day of the NCAA Tournament did little to cool March Madness, but Friday really ushered in the hotly anticipated hysteria.
Thanks to 15th-seeded Norfolk' St.'s 86-84 upset of second-seeded Missouri, the tournament saw its first big upset. Friday's other big games included sixth-seeded Cincinnati taking down 11th-seeded Texas, 11th-seeded N.C. State upsetting sixth-seeded San Diego St., and sixth-seeded Creighton holding off ninth-seeded Alabama.
(10) Purdue Boilermakers vs. (7) St. Mary's, Md. Mountaineers, 7:27 p.m. ET on truTV
Announcers: Marv Albert, Steve Kerr, Craig Sager
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