Pat Riddlesprigger pulls first round upset over Courtney Alexander

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FRESNO, Calif. — We should be in the middle of March Madness right now, but because of COVID-19, that isn’t happening. However, if you want your college basketball fix, check out the Fresno State men’s basketball twitter account. They have compiled a field of 64 Bulldogs, with players advancing to the next round based on votes.

The first round already had an upset. 15th-seeded Pat Riddlesprigger pulled a huge upset over 2nd-seed Courtney Alexander.

Riddelsprigger is a Hoover alum that played all four years at Fresno State and averaged about 7 points per game.

Alexander, on the otherhand, was transfer out of Virginia, but in his two years at Fresno State, he averaged about 23 points per game. During his senior season, he was the NCAA leading scorer.

You might be thinking how did a 15-seed top a 2-seed? You can blame Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Milwaukee Bucks’ star player went to Twitter and said “My vote goes to Pat Riddlesprigger!”

Riddlesprigger is the dad of Giannis’ girlfriend.

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