Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 3/16/12

A day and a half passed before Norfolk State provided the first March Madness moment of the NCAA Tournament. The former Division II school became just the 6th No. 15 seed to upset a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament since expansion in 1985. They also wrecked nearly every bracket with the win, leaving just two perfect brackets out of the 6.45 million entered in ESPN’s Tournament Challenge.

Yup, out of all 68 teams in the draw, fewer people picked Norfolk State to win the whole thing than any other school (838). I’m honestly wondering who the 838 clowns were that did pick them to win it all. To give you an idea of how improbable the upset was, ESPN says there were 1,607 perfect brackets remaining before the game ended. 1,605 of the lucky geniuses were wiped out by Norfolk State.

A majority of the experts had Missouri in the Final Four, so their brackets are hurting, too.

A few other cool notes about Norfolk State are that they were a Division II school until the 1997-98 season, and they’ve only had three winning seasons since then. They also beat the No. 3 seed in their region, Marquette, back in November, though they lost to D-II’s Elizabeth City State that same month.

Just to make you feel better in case your brackets were pounded by Norfolk State, their star player, Kyle O’Quinn (pictured), says their upset even hurt his brackets.

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