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62% Of People Had Michigan State In Their Final Four, According To ESPN

Middle Tennessee upsets Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament.

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Michigan State, who many college basketball fans believed should have been a 1-seed in this year's NCAA Tournament, just because the eighth 2-seed to ever lose to a 15-seed. Middle Tennessee, of Conference USA, shot the lights out from three-point range against the Spartans, etching their name into the history books. It's being talked about as arguably the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history.

The stats seem to back that up, too. Michigan State was picked by 97.8% of people to win their first round game - and, wait for it - was picked by 61.8% to come out of the Midwest region and reach the Final Four. As ESPN notes, they were also the co-favorites to win the entire tournament, according to Westgate.

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">@kenpomeroy), MSU had a 23.3 pts/100 poss edge over

Based on pretournament adj effic (via @kenpomeroy), MSU had a 23.3 pts/100 poss edge over @MT_MBB ==> 2nd-largest upset in past 15 years!

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 18, 2016

">@MT_MBB ==> 2nd-largest upset in past 15 years!

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo)

Based on pretournament adj effic (via @kenpomeroy), MSU had a 23.3 pts/100 poss edge over @MT_MBB ==> 2nd-largest upset in past 15 years!

— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) March 18, 2016

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The ultimate irony? It's usually Michigan State making the miraculous run during March Madness - they're rarely the victim. Did you have Middle Tennessee prevailing?