The Knights defeated Purdue in one of the largest March Madness shocks.
Fairleigh Dickinson University's men's basketball team went 4-22 last season.
Three of its best players and its coach were competing in Division II
The Northeast Conference Knights missed out on the N.C.A.A.
And yet, Fairleigh Dickinson became just the second No
16 seed ever to defeat a 1 in the men's tourney, defeating Purdue, 63-58, in the first round on Friday.
"I love our guys—they're tough, they're gritty, they play their tails off," Fairleigh Dickinson's first-year coach Tobin Anderson said after the win.
We shocked the world, and it couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of men, fans, my family, the whole thing.”
After nine years at St. Thomas Aquinas College in Sparkill, N.Y., Anderson joined Fairleigh Dickinson in Teaneck.