As if the 2011 NCAA Tournament wasn't wild enough already, another No. 1 seed went down on what can only be described as a wild night on Friday.
That unfortunate No. 1 seed was Ohio State, which was the tournament's overall top-seed. The Buckeyes were sent packing on Brandon Knight's game-winning jumper with five seconds left as the No. 4 seeded Kentucky Wildcats upset Ohio State, 62-60, in Newark, New Jersey.
Knight had nine points, three rebounds and four assists and Josh Harrellson finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds for Kentucky. Jared Sullinger amassed 21 points and 16 rebounds and Jon Diebler scored 16 points for Ohio State.
Immediately after the game, Sullinger announced that he will return to Ohio State next season, according to ESPN.
In the second upset of the night, Bradford Burgess (26 points) made the game-winning layup with 7.1 seconds left as No. 11 seed Virginia Commonwealth edged No. 10 seed Florida State, 72-71, in overtime. On the other end, Rob Brandenburg (four points) had a crucial block to help the Rams seal the victory.
Jamie Skeen finished with 11 points and eight rebounds for VCU, which shot 45.3 percent from the field and 50 percent (12-for-20) from the charity stripe. Derwin Kitchen scored 23 points and grabbed 12 boards and Chris Singleton finished with 16 points and nine rebounds for the Seminoles.
The evening's other two games went according to plan, as No. 2 seed North Carolina blew out No. 11 seed Marquette and No. 1 seed Kansas flattened No. 12 seed Richmond.
The Tar Heels trampled the Golden Eagles in the first half, outscoring them 40-15. Marquette outscored UNC, 48-41, in the second half, but it was far too late for a miracle comeback. Tyler Zeller had 27 points and 12 rebounds and Harrison Barnes scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds for North Carolina.
Davante Gardner scored 17 points off the bench for Marquette, which was held to 36.5 percent shooting from the field. Jimmy Butler had 14 points and six rebounds, Jae Crowder scored 11 points and Junior Cadougan added 10 points for the Golden Eagles.
In San Antonio, Texas, Brady Morningstar finished with 18 points and the top-seeded Kansas Jayhawks powered past the Richmond Spiders, 77-57. The Jayhawks, who shot 47.6 percent from the floor, held a 41-22 lead at halftime and never looked back.
Marcus Morris scored 13 points and collected seven rebounds and Thomas Robinson had 12 points and 14 rebounds off the bench for Kansas. Justin Harper scored a game-high 22 points for Richmond, which struggle from the floor, shooting 33.8 percent. Kevin Anderson added 13 points in the losing effort for the Spiders.