Some things just don't happen in sports. The Chicago Cubs don't win the World Series. Bill Belichick doesn't smile. The United States doesn't excel in international soccer. Dennis Rodman doesn't solve the world's diplomacy problems. Nick Saban doesn't lose national championship games.
And 16-seeds don't beat 1-seeds in the NCAA tournament.
Since the NCAA tournament was expanded to 64 teams in 1985, 16-seeds have played 1-seeds 112 times in the first round of the NCAA tournament. And 112 times, the 16-seeds have lost. There have been close calls: 16-seed Murray State taking 1-seed Michigan State to overtime in 1990; 16-seed Princeton losing by a point to 1-seed Georgetown in 1989; 16-seed East Tennessee State losing by a point to 1-seed Oklahoma that same year.
But if you've paid attention this season, it feels like the upset stars are aligned, and 2013 could be the year. TCU beat Kansas in the biggest RPI upset in decades. Perennial Big Ten doormat Penn State upset Michigan, whic...