There's a reason why it's called March Madness, and that reason was apparent on Sunday. Florida State, Marquette, VCU and Arizona all pulled off upsets in the Round of 32 in the 2011 NCAA Tournament.
Leading off the upsets, No. 10 seed Florida State topped No. 2 Notre Dame, 71-57. Bernard James led the charge with 14 points and 10 rebounds and Bernard James added 13 points for the Seminoles. Ben Hansbrough totaled 18 points and Tim Abromaitis had 21 points and seven boards for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame trailed 34-23 entering the intermission and was outscored by Florida State 37-34 in the final twenty minutes.
Marquette pulled off the day's second biggest upset, defeating No. 3 seed Syracuse, 66-62. The 11th seeded Golden Eagles led the Orange, 34-31, at halftime and they outscored them again in the second half, 32-31. Darius Johnson-Odom finished with 17 points and four assists for Marquette. Dion Waiter scored 18 points and Kris Joseph added 12 points and eight rebounds for Syracuse.
In another upset, No. 11 VCU smoked No. 3 seed Purdue, 94-76. Bradford Burgess had 23 points and eight rebounds and Jamie Skeen added 13 points for Virginia Commonwealth. JaJuan Johnson led Purdue with 25 points and 14 rebounds and Ryne Smith added 20 points.
The closest game of the day came in Tulsa, Oklahoma where No. 5 seed Arizona edged No. 4 seed Texas, 70-69. Derrick Williams had a three-point play with 9.6 seconds left to lift the Wildcats to victory. Williams finished with 17 points and nine rebounds and both Solomon Hill and Jordin Mayes scored 16 for Arizona. J'Covan Brown scored 23 and Jordan Hamilton added 18 points for the Longhorns.
While there were quite a few upsets, No. 1 Kansas took care of business against No. 9 Illinois, winning 73-59. Marcus and Markieef Morris combined for 41 points and 25 rebounds in the win for the Jayhawks. Markieff scored 24 and had 12 rebounds while Marcus finished with 17 points and 13 rebounds for Kansas. Mike Davis had 17 points and D.J. Richardson finished with 15 points for the Fighting Illini.
For recaps of the day's earlier games that saw North Carolina, Duke and Ohio State all advance, click here.