The upsets keep coming in the 2016 NCAA tournament. No. 6 seed Arizona was the latest heavy favorite to fall when it lost to No. 11 Wichita State. In addition, 9-seed Providence used a late rally to beat 8-seed USC.
Following those results, the number of perfect brackets plummeted to just 25,704 -- or 0.2 percent -- of the approximately 13 million in the 2016 Tournament Challenge.
The Shockers were picked to pull the upset in just 33.5 percent of brackets. Wichita State is picked to advance to the Sweet 16 in 12.3 percent of brackets, make the Elite Eight in 4.1 percent and reach the Final Four in 0.8 percent. Arizona was picked to reach the Sweet 16 in 28.9 percent of brackets, make the Elite Eight in 12 percent and advance to the Final Four in 2.2 percent.
It was the third upset of the day by a double-digit seed, with 12-seeds Yale and Little Rock earlier defeating 5-seeds Baylor and Purdue, respectively.
The Friars' victory over the Trojans, while an upset in terms of seeding, wasn’t an upset in terms of the majority of picks. Providence was picked in 60.7 percent of brackets to win. The Friars are tabbed to make the Sweet 16 in 4.9 percent of brackets and the Elite Eight in 1.5 percent. USC was picked to make the Sweet 16 in only 2.6 percent of brackets and the Elite Eight in 0.9 percent.
Thursday’s upsets have included:
• 12-seed Yale over 5-seed Baylor
• 12-seed Little Rock over 5-seed Purdue
• 11-Wichita State over 6-seed Arizona
• 9-seed UConn over 8-seed Colorado
• 9-seed Butler over 8-seed Texas Tech
• 9-seed Providence over 8-seed USC
No. 11 seed Gonzaga is playing 6-seed Seton Hall in the 16th and final game of the day.