UMBC Beats UVA, Becoming First 16 Seed to Defeat No. 1 Seed
The University of Maryland, Baltimore County on Friday evening became the first-ever 16-seed men’s basketball team to ever upset the first-ranked team in the NCAA tournament. The UMBC Retrievers absolutely dominated the No. 1 seed University of Virginia Cavaliers, making them look positively outmatched on most fronts. Thanks to a 17-3 run to open the second half, UMBC crushed UVA by a 74-54 margin. The Cinderella story will continue Sunday night when UMBC faces No. 9 seed Kansas State University, fresh off a victory over eight-seed Creighton University.