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Norfolk, Lehigh Send No. 2s Packing

Kyle O'Quinn's booming voice echoed through the halls, the jovial center for Norfolk State riding the euphoria of a monumental upset of Missouri as the words spilled out of his mouth faster than he could think. “We messed up some brackets! We messed up some brackets!” he bellowed, before turning a corner and seeing a pack of reporters. “We even messed up my bracket,” he said sheepishly. O'Quinn put together the finest game of his career at the biggest moment in the history of Norfolk State basketball. The senior finished with 26 points and 14 rebounds, helping the No. 15 seed Spartans to an 86-84 victory over the second-seeded Tigers on Friday/Associated Press. More here. (AP photo: Norfolk State's Brandon Wheeless celebrates after defeating Missouri 86-84 in an NCAA tournament)

Question: Do you prefer to root for Davids or Goliaths in athletic competition?

Wildcats win in upset

Arizona's Derrick Williams, left, is fouled by Duke's Miles Plumlee on a dunk try.

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Derrick Williams carried Arizona in the first half, keeping the Wildcats in the game against Duke. His teammates returned the favor in the final 20 minutes with an offensive barrage that stunned the defending national champions.

Williams scored 25 of his career-high 32 points in the first half of Arizona’s 93-77 victory Thursday night, helping the Wildcats reach the final eight for the first time since 2005.

“As a team, we came together and willed ourselves to win,” said Lamont Jones, who added 16 points. “Derrick is a great player, but we all contribute.” Beth Harris, AP

I'm thinking this game probably messed up a few brackets. How are yours?

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