The best reactions to No. 1 seed Purdue losing to No. 16 seed Fairleigh Dickinson

Michigan basketball and Purdue aren’t exactly rivals on the hardwood, but they aren’t exactly friends either.

The college basketball world, at large, outside of West Lafayette is having a glorious time on Friday night, rejoicing at seeing the top-seeded Boilermakers go down to 16th-seeded Fairleigh Dickinson in the first-round of the NCAA Tournament — the second time a 1 has lost to a 16.

While it may be something of a stain on the Big Ten given that Purdue were both regular season and conference tournament champion, that all goes out the window for one night, as fans celebrate the glorious history made with a huge upset by this year’s ultimate Cinderella.

Here are some of the best reactions to the news.

NCAA Tournament official Twitter

CBS Sports

Barstool Sports

Josiah Johnson

(Warning: there is foul language in the tweet below)

Big Ten Ben

Nicole Auerbach

Michael Rosenberg

Tom Fornelli

Chris Vannini

Fat Kid Deals

Reddit CFB

Pardon My Take

Liam Quinn

Dave Biddle


UMBC (the other 16 seed to beat a 1 seed)

Karen Howell

Rodger Sherman

Fairleigh Dickinson basketball

Story originally appeared on Wolverines Wire