Seven years ago, Northwestern State busted a few brackets.
On March 17, 2006, the Demons provided the biggest upset of that spring’s NCAA men’s basketball tournament as a 14th seed, upsetting third-seeded Iowa 64-63 on Jermaine Wallace’s three-pointer with half-a-second left.
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MAKING THEIR POINTS
A look at the nation’s five highest-scoring teams — and how their seasons fared:
Northwestern St.;81.0;14th seed in NCAA tourney
Iona;80.7;15th seed in NCAA tourney
Indiana;80.0;No. 1 seed (East) in NCAA tourney
Iowa St.;79.6;10th seed in NCAA tourney
LIU-Brooklyn;79.5;Faced James Madison in Tuesday’s NCAA play-in game
But what about the nation’s toughest defensive teams?
Stephen F. Austin;51.0;Southland regular-season champs made the NIT
Western Illinois;52.7;Missed NCAA, NIT fields, but in the CBI
Florida;53.7;No. 3 seed in NCAA tourney, facing Northwestern St.
Virginia;55.1;Missed the NCAAs, but a No. 1 seed in the NIT
Savannah St.;55.2;Playing in the CollegeInsider.com tourney