Day one of the 2013 NCAA tournament is in the books.
Quite a few brackets were “busted” on the first day, mine included.
Early in the day the games mostly went according to seeding, with no major upsets.
Oregon, a 12 seed, did manage to knock off the 5th seeded Oklahoma State Cowboys, but given the controversy surrounding the low seeding of Oregon, this hardly felt like an upset.
With the night games came brackets being ripped up and thrown away.
The 12th seeded California Bears eliminated 5th seeded UNLV, not a huge surprise, but an upset nonetheless.
The biggest upset of the day came when 14th seeded Harvard took down 3rd seeded New Mexico. The Lobos had been a popular pick to make it to the Final Four. I was one of those folks that had them in the Final Four.
Check out some of the reaction on Twitter to Harvard’s win
My “dartboard technique” got a 13-3 record in @joeroseshow bracket, including Harvard and Oregon. Lost 2 Sweet 16 teams though (UNLV, Akron)
— Ben Volin (@BenVolinPBP) March 22, 2013
Everyone needs to get prepared for the annoying guy at work that is gonna say “I knew Harvard would beat them…”
— ESPNU (@ESPNU) March 22, 2013
— Scott Van Alstyne (@uconnscooter) March 22, 2013
My wife, not a sports fan, wanted to pick Harvard in her bracket. As a professional sports expert, I talked her out of it. Now, I suffer.
— Seth Emerson (@SethEmerson) March 22, 2013
Here’s your updated printable bracket so you can follow along today, check out the link here.