History: Favorites won 25-straight games at the NCAA tournament

For The Win

Given all the buzzer beaters and upsets of Thursday, we should have figured we were due for a snoozer on Friday. But who knew the second day of the 2015 tournament would be a snoozer of historic proportions: It was almost the first all-chalk day in NCAA tournament history.

In the first 15 games that went final on Friday, the favorites went 15-for-15. It took until the final matchup of the day, which actually ended well into Saturday morning, for No. 11 seed Dayton to score the first upset, defeating No. 6 seed Providence and ruining what would have been the only perfect day in the history of the opening round of the tournament.

The Providence loss also snapped a 25-game winning streak for Vegas favorites dating back to Thursday night, a run which is thought to be an all-time record.

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Maybe it doesn’t sound that impressive — the teams are seeded this way because the favorites are expected to…

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