UMBC made history on Friday night with their win over Virginia. The 16th seeded Retrievers defeated the Virginia Cavaliers by 20 points.
Prior to the 74-54 beating, a 16 seed had never beaten a 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. It might go down as the biggest upset in college basketball history.
"We did it. We did it. It's a dream come true!"@tracywolfson with UMBC after they make #MarchMadness history! pic.twitter.com/PHKiYtB8ny
— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 17, 2018
The unexpected win sent social media into a frenzy and ruined a ton of brackets. We might have just found our Cinderella story.
Virginia head coach Tony Bennett spoke about his team’s historic loss. Cavaliers fans gave us more crying college basketball fans. What a night.
“We got our butts whipped, that was not even close.”
Virginia… 😱😱😱😱😱😱🤔🤔 pic.twitter.com/S57Jc4ki1y
— Crying Jordan (@CryingJordan) March 17, 2018