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No. 5 Seed Iowa Is Officially On Upset Alert

Fran McCaffrey reacts to a call.

SEATTLE, WA - MARCH 22: Head coach Fran McCaffery of the Iowa Hawkeyes reacts in the second half of the game against the Gonzaga Bulldogs during the third round of the 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at KeyArena on March 22, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Iowa might be bounced out of the NCAA Tournament by Richmond within the hour.

The Hawkeyes came into this tournament red-hot after winning the Big 10 Tournament last weekend. They plowed through the field and took down the Purdue Boilermakers in the championship, 75-66.

Iowa was down 29-28 at halftime and went on an 11-0 run at the beginning of the second half before going cold. The Hawkeyes had a five-minute stretch where they scored no points which allowed the Spiders to build a lead.

If Iowa is eliminated, a lot of brackets would already be busted. Some people have the Hawkeyes going to the Elite Eight and the Final Four due to how good they were in the regular season.

That said, they don't call it "March Madness" for nothing. There's usually at least one 12 vs 5 upset in the tournament each year and this one could be it.

You can see the final three minutes of this thrilling game on TruTV.