No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson upsets No. 1 Purdue in men's NCAA tournament in historic win

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Grant Singleton, #4 of the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights, shoots over Mason Gillis, #0 of the Purdue Boilermakers, during the second half in the first round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Nationwide Arena on Friday in Columbus, Ohio.

CNN  — 

Fairleigh Dickinson University did something on Friday that has only been done once before.

The Knights, who are a 16 seed, upset No. 1 Purdue University 63-58 to advance to the second round.

Down three points with less than ten seconds left, Purdue heaved up a three-point shot but missed the opportunity to tie. The Knights then made two free throws at the opposite end.

This is the second time in NCAA men’s tournament history that a No. 16 seed defeated a No. 1 seed. In 2018, the University of Maryland-Baltimore County became the first No. 16 seed to beat a Virginia No. 1 school.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

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