This is the perfect year for a 16-seed upset


Shayn Roby’s Take: Wichita State is undefeated. They are not unbeatable, but they have that intangible something that makes the difference between winning and losing when the chips are down. Don’t look for the first sixteen seed victory over a one seed to occur to the Shockers at the hands of Cal Poly.

For The Win

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These are two facts. They are incontrovertible.

1. Someday, a No. 16 seed is going to upset a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.

2 It probably won’t be this year.

However, and I say that in the truest and loudest Stephen A. Smith inflection, if and when the historic upset happens, it’s going to come in a year exactly like this, a year in which no one is anticipating the shoe fitting on the biggest Cinderella in the field. You can never expect the 16-over-1 upset, which makes this a perfect year to expect one.

For the past few tournaments, the buzz around the potential of a 16/1 upset has grown louder. Smart college basketball writers hoping to appear smarter by calling an upset in advance have been insisting Gonzaga was the most vulnerable No. 1 ever (2013) or that Vermont was the best…

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