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March Madness highlights Fairleigh Dickinson men stun No. 1 Purdue; S. Carolina women cruise

Guard Grant Singleton and Fairleigh Dickinson knocked off top-seeded Purdue. (Michael Conroy/AP)
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Friday marked the busiest day of March Madness, with both the NCAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments in the round of 64. Between the two events, there were 32 games on the schedule. And on the men’s side, one of those games served up one of the biggest upsets in tournament history: Fairleigh Dickinson stunned top-seeded Purdue, 63-58, and became the second 16 seed to topple a 1 seed in men’s NCAA tournament history. In the women’s bracket, title contenders South Carolina, Maryland, Virginia Tech and Stanford cruised to victory in their tournament debuts. Continue reading for highlights from all the games.

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With its loss to Fairleigh Dickinson, Purdue became the second No. 1 seed — out of 152 since the NCAA men’s tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985 — to lose to a No. 16 seed.
The women’s tournament was headlined by dominant performances from Final Four contenders: Defending champion South Carolina thrashed Norfolk State, Maryland blew out Holy Cross, Virginia Tech routed Chattanooga and Stanford cruised past Sacred Heart.
Find the full men’s bracket here. The women’s bracket is here. All of The Post’s latest March Madness coverage is here.


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