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What Happened to the Famous 12-5 Upset?

West Virginia's Juwan Staten, right, celebrates with Gary Browne (14) after a 68-62 win over Buffalo in an NCAA college tournament basketball game in the Round of 64 in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, March 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)
West Virginia’s Juwan Staten, right, celebrates with Gary Browne (14) after a 68-62 win over Buffalo in an NCAA college tournament basketball game in the Round of 64 in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, March 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Sam Cooper, YAHOO SPORTS

 
(Yahoo! Sports)—For the first time since 2007, not one No. 12 seed knocked off a No. 5 seed on the opening weekend of the NCAA tournament.

The 12-5 matchup is always one to watch for an upset on a yearly basis. Just last year, three of the four No. 12 seeds were victorious over their higher-ranked opponents. This year was a different story.

The fate of the 2015 No. 12 seeds became official when West Virginia outlasted pesky Buffalo in the Midwest Region. West Virginia led for most of the game, but the Bulls hung around by forcing 12 Mountaineer turnovers. Fortunately for WVU, star guard Juwan Staten returned from injury and put up 15 points and seven assists in a 68-62 win.

 

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