Morehead State's Kenneth Faried was lying on the Pepsi Center floor, hands over his eyes, writhing around. If you didn't watch what had just transpired, you might have thought he was in agony.
But the native of Newark, N.J., was feeling no pain. Rather, pure joy.
It's just a dream, Faried thought. Did we really just beat Louisville? Did we really just make a statement for the NCAA and people around the world?
Yes, it was a dream -- a dream come true.
“It feels good to know that we kinda messed up some people's brackets," Faried said after the Eagles, seeded 13th, stunned the fourth-seeded Cardinals 62-61 Thursday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.
"We quieted a lot of people and opened a lot of eyes."
Louisville coach Rick Pitino was the one in pain after the game. "This is as tough a loss as I've had in coaching," he said, "and I've been coaching a long time."