Any Cinderellas This Year?

March Madness has officially begun.  We have had the “play-in” games as well as the first full round of games and the field has already been narrowed to thirty-two teams (my beloved Spartans were ousted in the first round by Middle Tennessee State).  Has your bracket been busted?  Did you pick any upsets?  Who are this year’s Cinderellas?  Here is a breakdown of the first couple of days of action . . . the winners, the losers, and the surprises (lower seeds).

South Regional
Kansas (#1) defeated Austin Peay (#16)
Villanova (#2) defeated North Carolina Asheville (#15)
Miami (#3) defeated Buffalo (#14)
Maryland (#5) defeated San Diego State (#12)
Iowa (#7) defeated Temple (#11)
Connecticut (#9) defeated Colorado (#8)
Wichita State (#11) defeated Arizona (#6)
Hawaii (#13) defeated California (#4)

West Regional
Oregon (#1) defeated Holy Cross (#16)
Oklahoma (#2) defeated Cal State Bakersfield (#15)
Texas A&M
 (#3) defeated Green Bay (#14)
Duke (#4)
defeated North Carolina Wilmington (#13)
Saint Joseph (#8) defeated Cincinnati (#9)
VCU (#10) defeated Oregon State (#7)
Northern Iowa (#11) defeated  Texas (#6)
Yale (#12) defeated Baylor (#5)

East Regional
North Carolina (#1) defeated  Florida Gulf Coast (#16)
Xavier (#2) defeated Weber State (#15)
Kentucky (#4) defeated Stony Brook (#13)
Indiana (#5)
 defeated Chattanooga (#12)
Notre Dame (#6) defeated Michigan (#11)
Wisconsin (#7)
defeated Pittsburgh (#10)
Providence (#9) defeated USC (#8)
SF Austin (#14) defeated West Virginia (#3)

Midwest Regional
Virginia (#1) defeated Hampton (#16)
Utah (#3) defeated Fresno State (#14)
Iowa State (#4) defeated Iona (#13)
Butler (#9) defeated Texas Tech (#8)
Syracuse (#10) defeated Dayton (#7)
Gonzaga (#11) defeated Seton Hall (#6)
Arkansas-Little Rock (#12) defeated Purdue (#5)
Middle Tennessee State (#15) defeated Michigan State (#2)

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