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The 'Infinite' Excitement of March Madness

The NCAA Tournament's "Pi" matchup, No. 3 vs. No. 14, has produced 21 upsets and endless drama.

When it comes to March Madness, it's all about the numbers: Sweet 16s, Elite 8s, Final Fours, plus all the seeds, scores, and stats that fuel these three weeks of college-hoops hysteria. It's infinite excitement — fueled in part by the inevitable first-round upsets. We're still waiting for a 1 seed to be knocked off by a 16 seed, but the first ever 3 vs. 14 upset came in 1986 on, you guessed it, March 14th — Pi Day. Below, we retrace the history of the "Pi Upset"...

1986: Cleveland State Vikings 83, Indiana Hoosiers 79 John D. Hanlon/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images 1986: Cleveland State Vikings 83, Indiana Hoosiers 79 1995: Old Dominion Monarchs 89, Villanova Wildcats 81 Damian Strohmeyer/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images 1995: Old Dominion Monarchs 89, Villanova Wildcats 81 1997: Chattanooga Mocs 73, Georgia Bulldogs 70 Sporting News via Getty Images 1997: Chattanooga Mocs 73, Georgia Bulldogs 70 1998: Richmond Spiders 62, South Carolina Gamecocks 61 Doug Pensinger/Getty Images 1998: Richmond Spiders 62, South Carolina Gamecocks 61 1999: Weber State Wildcats 76, North Carolina Tar Heels 74 Icon Sportswire via Getty Images 1999: Weber State Wildcats 76, North Carolina Tar Heels 74 2005: Bucknell Bison 64, Kansas Jayhawks 63 Sporting News via Getty Images 2005: Bucknell Bison 64, Kansas Jayhawks 63 2006: Northwestern State Demons 64, Iowa Hawkeyes 63 Brian Bahr/Getty Images 2006: Northwestern State Demons 64, Iowa Hawkeyes 63 2010: Ohio Bobcats 97, Georgetown Hoyas 83 Elsa/Getty Images 2010: Ohio Bobcats 97, Georgetown Hoyas 83 2013: Harvard Crimson 68, New Mexico Lobos 62 John W. McDonough/Sports Illustrated/Getty Images 2013: Harvard Crimson 68, New Mexico Lobos 62 2014: Mercer Bears 78, Duke Blue Devils 71 Streeter Lecka/Getty Images 2014: Mercer Bears 78, Duke Blue Devils 71 2015: Georgia State Panthers 57, Baylor Bears 56 Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images 2015: Georgia State Panthers 57, Baylor Bears 56 2015: UAB Blazers 60, Iowa State Cyclones 59 Andy Lyons/Getty Images 2015: UAB Blazers 60, Iowa State Cyclones 59 2016: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 70, West Virginia Mountaineers 56 Al Bello/Getty Images 2016: Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks 70, West Virginia Mountaineers 56