BALTIMORE (WJZ)– The UMBC Retrievers did what 135 other 16th seeded teams in men’s NCAA Tournament history couldn’t do, and they made it look easy. The only team from Maryland to make the big dance this year defeated the top-seeded Virginia Cavaliers, 74-54, in arguably the greatest upset in NCAA history.
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The Retrievers are the first 16-seed to do what was widely deemed impossible by many: taking out a #1 seed, and in effect crushing millions of brackets across the nation. Few people likely pegged the University of Maryland-Baltimore County as the ones to pull off the feat. They came into the game 20.5-point underdogs and viewed as hardly a threat to a team that went 31-2 during the season.