MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) -- The NCAA tourney got off to a mixed start for mid-state teams.
Vanderbilt University lost a squeaker yesterday to Northwestern 68-66. Commodores guard Matthew Fisher-Davis inexplicably grabbed Wildcats guard Bryant McIntosh on purpose, sending McIntosh to the free throw line for the go-ahead points with 15 seconds left.
Middle Tennessee State proved it’s no one-year wonder yesterday, taking down top-seeded Minnesota 81-72. Reggie Upshaw scored 19 points, Giddy Potts added 15.
This is the second year MTSU has upset a big ten team. Last year’s surprise win against Michigan State made the Blue Raiders a household name nationwide.