In Washington, D.C. Thursday afternoon, No. 8 seed Butler opened its national runner-up defense in a nail-biting, down-to-the-wire defeat of No. 9 seed Old Dominion on a last-second rebound and lay-in by senior forward Matt Howard.
With 64 of the 68 teams in the field eliminated, the NCAA Tournament lived up to its reputation in the first two weekends of play, complete with shocking upsets, heart-pounding finishes, controversies, and a school from Richmond called Virginia Commonwealth. Here’s our top list of wild and crazy finishes from the second third rounds, the Sweet 16, and the Elite Eight.