The Tulane Green Wave has had an incredible athletics year. The Green Wave football team won the Cotton Bowl in a massive upset over Heisman Trophy winner Caleb Williams and the vaunted USC Trojans. Now in May, the Tulane baseball team just pulled off a miraculous upset win.
Tulane just won the American Conference Tournament over the top-seeded East Carolina Pirates! The thing that makes this most shocking and miraculous? The Green Wave’s record of a paltry 18-40!! They thieved a bid away from somebody in doing so as they clinched the auto-bid into the NCAA Baseball Tournament.
Wow. @GreenWaveBSB, which is 18-40, shocks top-seeded East Carolina 8-6 to win the @American_Conf automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. #Tulane is headed to the tourney for the first time since 2016. What a run.
— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) May 28, 2023
“Wow. @GreenWaveBSB, which is 18-40, shocks top-seeded East Carolina 8-6 to win the @American_Conf automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament,” Kendall Rogers of D1Baseball tweeted. Rogers noted that this is Tulane’s first NCAA Tournament appearance since 2016.
This is a particularly shocking and miraculous upset. March Madness has seen its fair share of bid thieves in conference tournaments. This one might even be up to those standards! A team 22 games under .500, even being eligible for a conference tournament, is one thing. To go on and then win the whole thing? That’s another! To do it against the top seed in the tournament in the final? You have yourself something that’s nothing short of miraculous.
The NCAA Baseball Tournament will begin in a matter of days, and already, the biggest upset of them all may have gone down.