The first upset of the day belongs to Old Dominion. Notre Dame had everything going their way, but they couldn’t score in the end. Luke Harangody had four points, and Notre Dame only shot 33 percent from the field.
Old Dominion outrebounded Notre Dame 16-15 in the second half, and they stayed patient on offense. The result was the Monarchs beating the Fighting Irish at their own game.
The Monarchs zone defense in the second half kept Notre Dame unbalanced and out of sorts. Ben Hansbrough was the only consistent outside threat, and the result was detrimental. The Irish missed a chance to tie the game with four seconds left, and Old Dominion hit the shots they neede to down the stretch, including two key free throws to make Notre Dame beat them with the 3-pointer.
The first upset of the day is the No. 11 seeded Old Dominion edged the No. 6 seeded Notre Dame 51-50. The Madness has officially begun.