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#16-seed Maryland-Baltimore County just defeated #1-seed Virginia by a score of 74-54.

 

A #16 seed had never beaten a #1 Seed since the tournament went to 64 teams in 1985. 

Pete Carril's 1989 Princeton team came the closest against #1 Georgetown (50-49.)

 

 

 

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Not even a contest.

I’m not a huge basketball fan but when I do watch it’s NCAA... and thank God I stayed up to witness that. Me and the dog watched history unfold.

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Just now, Hank Scorpio said:

Not even a contest.

I’m not a huge basketball fan but when I do watch it’s NCAA... and thank God I stayed up to witness that. Me and the dog watched history unfold.

After the first 9ish minutes of the second half, but up until then it was a tough battle.  UMBC seemed to have more energy, especially on defense from the beginning, but it could have gone either way until they broke it open mid way through the second half IMO. 

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Terribly coached game by Bennett, I thought.     It’s one thing to remain calm, it’s another thing to be comatose when your team is playing like a deer in the headlights.

My brother has a BS and a JD from UVA.     You know what I’m going to say to him about this game?   Nothing.    I’m never going to mention it, unless he brings it up.   How embarrassing.

On the other side of the coin, what an amazing game for UMBC.    I’m really happy for their players, coach, students and fans.

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On 3/16/2018 at 11:45 PM, OFFNY said:

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#16-seed Maryland-Baltimore County just defeated #1-seed Virginia by a score of 74-54.

 

A #16 seed had never beaten a #1 Seed since the tournament went to 64 teams in 1985. 

Pete Carril's 1989 Princeton team came the closest against #1 Georgetown (50-49.)

 

 

 

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MARYLAND -  BALTIMORE COUNTY

 

MARYLAND -  BALTIMORE COUNTY

 

MARYLAND -  BALTIMORE COUNTY

 

MARYLAND -  BALTIMORE COUNTY

 

MARYLAND -  BALTIMORE COUNTY

 

MARYLAND -  BALTIMORE COUNTY

 

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Purdue also nearly lost as a 1-seed to Western Carolina back in 1996.  That was one of the first tournaments that I followed closely and I remember watching that game.  IIRC correctly the Western Carolina star player had a pretty good luck to tie the game at the buzzer and it rimmed out.

What an awesome story for UMBC.  They had a great chance to win last night as well, just missed on some wide open 3s.  Between UMBC and Coppin State's upset of South Carolina in 1997, Baltimore now has 2 of the biggest NCAA tourney upsets in history.

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I'm not sure it ever would have "happened eventually," had college basketball not changed so much.

Transfers have really helped the lower teams.  Guys don't sit and wait anymore.  If they aren't playing significant minutes by their sophomore season, they gone to some low level team they can guarantee a starting spot.  This elevates the lower teams while diminishing the weaker teams. 
And then the one and dones have hurt the elite teams.  Duke, Kentucky, etc. are always young.  Which means they are going to struggle during the regular season.  They use the regular season to try to get ready for the tournament more so than teams of the past.  Which elevates "system" teams and upperclassman teams that might not have the best talent, to number 1 seeds (UVA and Xavier are perfect examples of that this year).  Making it more likely a number 1 seed would lose.
You really needed that kind of landscape to produce what we saw last week. 

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On 3/16/2018 at 11:45 PM, OFFNY said:

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#16-seed Maryland-Baltimore County just defeated #1-seed Virginia by a score of 74-54.

 

A #16 seed had never beaten a #1 Seed since the tournament went to 64 teams in 1985. 

Pete Carril's 1989 Princeton team came the closest against #1 Georgetown (50-49.)

 

 

 

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April 20th (Friday), against the Indians.

 

 

Orioles to Honor UMBC Men’s Basketball Team’s Historic Upset on UMBC Pride Night

(By Bobby Blanco)

http://www.masnsports.com/orioles-buzz/2018/03/orioles-to-honor-umbc-mens-basketball-teams-historic-upset-on-umbc-pride-night.html

 

 

 

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On 3/17/2018 at 12:23 AM, SteveA said:

 

The University of Virginia is now the victim of the TWO greatest upsets in the history of college basketball.

 

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A well deserved thread bump, but one year later and UMBC is one game away from the tournament again.  They made it interesting for themselves blowing a 20 plus point lead at home against Hartford and ended up needing double OT to finally put them away, but they pulled it out and head to Vermont again for a shot to go back.  Winning up there is never easy, but one year later and the script sounds strangely familiar.  I'll be amazed if Ryan Odom is still around after this season, he got a nice raise after last season but at some point it's going to be virtually impossible to keep him.  

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On 3/16/2018 at 11:45 PM, OFFNY said:

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#16-seed Maryland-Baltimore County just defeated #1-seed Virginia by a score of 74-54.

 

A #16 seed had never beaten a #1 Seed since the tournament went to 64 teams in 1985. 

Pete Carril's 1989 Princeton team came the closest against #1 Georgetown (50-49.)

 

 

 

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(ONE YEAR LATER)

 

Virginia has gone from one extreme to the other ........ one year after an embarrassing, history-making loss to 16-seed Maryland-Baltimore County, the Cavaliers are now playing in the National Championship Game.

 

 

UVa Beats Auburn 63-62 in Final Four; Advances to First-Ever NCAA Championship Game

(By Marty Hudtloff and Mike Shiers)

https://www.nbc29.com/story/40264223/uva-beats-auburn-6362-advances-to-ncaa-championship

 

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On 3/16/2018 at 11:45 PM, OFFNY said:

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#16-seed Maryland-Baltimore County just defeated #1-seed Virginia by a score of 74-54.

 

A #16 seed had never beaten a #1 Seed since the tournament went to 64 teams in 1985. 

Pete Carril's 1989 Princeton team came the closest against #1 Georgetown (50-49.)

 

 

 

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On 4/7/2019 at 12:51 PM, OFFNY said:

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(ONE YEAR LATER)

 

Virginia has gone from one extreme to the other ........ one year after an embarrassing, history-making loss to 16-seed Maryland-Baltimore County, the Cavaliers are now playing in the National Championship Game.

 

 

UVa Beats Auburn 63-62 in Final Four; Advances to First-Ever NCAA Championship Game

(By Marty Hudtloff and Mike Shiers)

https://www.nbc29.com/story/40264223/uva-beats-auburn-6362-advances-to-ncaa-championship

 

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And the extreme turnaround is complete ........ one year after an embarrassing, history-making loss to 16-seed Maryland-Baltimore County, the Virginia Cavaliers have won the National Championship in college basketball.

 

 

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