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2012 ncaa tournament

Who Says College Basketball Has Parity?

Long Island players celebrate after defeating Robert Morris 85-82 in overtime to win the Northeast Conference Championship NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, March 9, 2011 in New York. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

The first round of the NCAA Tournament is roughly 65 percent over ... and there have been exactly three games that weren't chalk. And the lowest seeded team to win, No. 12 VCU, beat fellow mid-major Wichita State in a game that felt equally matched from the minute it was announced. We had another near-upset this afternoon, with No. 14 seed St. Bonaventure giving No. 3 seed Florida State a legitimate scare, but it was, once again, just another close call. Tonight, you get the chance to cheer against Duke, but the real fun one comes at 9:20, when No. 1 seed Michigan State battles our own beloved No. 16 seed LIU Brooklyn. Go! Blackbirds! Check out how you're doing in our pool right here.

Photo: Bill Kostroun/AP