Kansas is shocked by Northern Iowa

Leading by one point against the colossus of the bracket, Ali Farokhmanesh stood at the three-point line, no one around. The prudent play? Pull it out, burn some clock.

Not a chance.

Taking his shot at history, Farokhmanesh let fly from the wing.


The biggest upset in a tournament full of them was done. Northern Iowa had taken down mighty Kansas.

Playing with poise down the stretch and getting another big three-point basket from Farokhmanesh, Northern Iowa pulled off one of the biggest NCAA upsets in years by knocking No. 1 overall-seeded Kansas from the bracket with a program-defining 69-67 win Saturday.

"If anybody's going to shoot that shot, I want it to be Ali," Northern Iowa's Jake Koch said.

This year's NCAA tournament has been defined by upsets. Eight double-digit-seeded teams got through the first round. No. 10 Saint Mary's beat Villanova on Saturday and No. 11 Washington shoved aside New Mexico.

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