Fairleigh Dickinson, Barely in the N.C.A.A. Tournament, Topples Purdue in a Shocker

The 16th-seeded Knights were heavy underdogs to Purdue. But in 40 minutes on the court, none of that mattered.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson, the shortest team in men’s college basketball, took down top-seeded Purdue and its magisterial 7-foot-4 big man Zach Edey on Friday, delivering a shocking N.C.A.A. tournament upset that epitomized the lore of the March Madness underdog.

The game set off scenes of euphoria and stupor in Nationwide Arena, the N.H.L. home of the Blue Jackets, where thousands of Purdue fans from bordering Indiana had crowded in expecting their Big Ten championship-winning team to begin a long march toward the Final Four.

Instead, when the final

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