The first big upset of the 2012 season took place when the No. 15 seed Norfolk State stunned the No. 2 Missouri Tigers 86-84 in Omaha on Friday.
Led by Kyle O'Quinn's 26 points and 14 rebounds, the Spartans used a hot shooting day to out-gun the Tigers. The two teams struggled for control in the second half. A breakthrough happened when a 7-0 run by Norfolk State gave the Spartans a 81-75 cushion with 2:17 to play.
Despite leading 85-81 with 17 seconds left, the Spartans could not put the Tigers away. Down 86-84, Phil Pressey's three point attempt fell short, giving Norfolk one of the biggest upsets in the past decade.
Norfolk State will now look to keep their Cinderella run going in the third round against the Florida Gators on Sunday.