Middle Tennessee just pulled off the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history over Michigan State, and everyone's brackets are busted

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Bracket Hack: (15) Middle Tennessee State

Middle Tennessee State University just pulled off the biggest upset of the 2016 NCAA Tournament, and perhaps of all time.

In a 2-15 matchup with Michigan State, Middle Tennessee shocked the world, winning 90-81.

In doing so, the team became just the eighth No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2 seed in tournament history, overcoming a -16.5 spread that favored MSU.

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The massive upset likely ruined a lot of brackets. According to ESPN, MSU, who many thought should be a No. 1 seed, was selected to make the round of 32 by 91% of ESPN bracket users, the Sweet 16 by 80.9% of users, and the Final Four by 38.6% of users and win the entire tournament by 22% of users.

Middle Tennessee took the sports world by surprise right out of the gate, surging to a 15-2 lead, from which they never looked back. They were led by an even performance from their starters, getting 21 points from forward Robert Upshaw, with double-digit scoring from their other four starters.

For MTSU, it's a pretty historic moment:

Yet they handled their business casually.


They're onto the next round, where they'll meet Syracuse.

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Middle Tennessee just pulled off the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history over Michigan State, and everyone's brackets are busted
ST LOUIS, MO - MARCH 18: Bryn Forbes #5 of the Michigan State Spartans reacts late in the game against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 18, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - MARCH 18: Reggie Upshaw #30 of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders reacts after a dunk late in the game against the Michigan State Spartans during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 18, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - MARCH 18: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans looks on late in the game against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 18, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - MARCH 18: The Michigan State Spartans bench looks on late in the game against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 18, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - MARCH 18: Quavius Copeland #24 and Marvin Clark Jr. #15 of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders celebrate with teammates after defeating the Michigan State Spartans during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 18, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - MARCH 18: Head coach Tom Izzo of the Michigan State Spartans reacts after a play in the second half against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 18, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
Michigan State's Lourawls Nairn Jr. (11) and teammate Javon Bess sit on the bench late in the second half of a first-round men's college basketball game against Middle Tennessee in the NCAA tournament, Friday, March 18, 2016, in St. Louis. Middle Tennessee won 90-81. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
ST LOUIS, MO - MARCH 18: Aldonis Foote #15 of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders reacts on the sideline in the second half against the Michigan State Spartans during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 18, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
Middle Tennessee's Giddy Potts, left, and Michigan State's Javon Bess reach for a loose ball during the second half in a first-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA tournament, Friday, March 18, 2016, in St. Louis. Middle Tennessee won 90-81. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Middle Tennessee's Jaqawn Raymond (10) celebrates after making a basket during the first half of a first-round men's college basketball game against Michigan State in the NCAA Tournament, Friday, March 18, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)
Michigan State's Javon Bess, left, and teammate Denzel Valentine walk off the court after a 90-81 loss to Middle Tennessee in a first-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA tournament, Friday, March 18, 2016, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
ST LOUIS, MO - MARCH 18: Aldonis Foote #15 of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders reacts after defeating the Michigan State Spartans during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 18, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
ST LOUIS, MO - MARCH 18: Darnell Harris #0 of the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders reacts late in the game against the Michigan State Spartans during the first round of the 2016 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament at Scottrade Center on March 18, 2016 in St Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)
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