Furman, a veritable long-shot, pulled off a massive upset on Friday night when they defeated Virginia in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Paladins, a No. 15 seed, earned a stunning 80-7 victory over the top-seeded Cavaliers.
The conclusion of the game marks a historic moment for Furman, as it is the first time the school has ever won a tournament game in its history. The Paladins, who had never even made it past the first round of the tournament, will now advance to the Sweet Sixteen.
In the other game on Friday night, the No. 6 seeded Maryland Terrapins triumphed over the No. 3 seeded West Virginia Mountaineers, 75-54. The Terrapins had previously been eliminated from the tournament in their last two appearances, but this time they managed to break through and advance to the next round.
The outcome of the games will have a major impact on the rest of the tournament, as two of the top teams in the tournament have now been eliminated. The remaining teams will be vying for a chance to make it to the Final Four.
The action continues on Saturday, with several more games taking place. All eyes will be on the remaining teams as they battle it out for a spot in the Sweet Sixteen. With two top-seeded teams already out of the tournament, this year’s March Madness is already proving to be a wild ride.