Merrimack Coach ‘Happy’ That Fairleigh Dickinson Upset Purdue

The Warriors would have been in the tournament over the Knights had it not been for an NCAA rule.

Fairleigh Dickinson’s upset over Purdue on Friday is made even more amazing by the fact that they are not even supposed to be in the men’s NCAA tournament by normal standards. While the Knights did finish the season with 21 wins, they didn’t earn a traditional automatic qualifier bid because they didn’t win the Northeast Conference tournament.