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UMBC wasn't the only team to pull off an upset in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

For the first time ever, a 16-seed has knocked off a 1-seed. While many of them are expanding their bank accounts, there are others who can't believe they've lost so much money in such a short period of time.

Instead of trying to chip away at the lead and pound the ball inside against the smaller Retrievers, Virginia repeatedly shot 3-pointers. Fingers crossed that the team's Hoop Dreams dance them right into San Antonio and the Final Four. The unthinkable can't be accomplished if you stand in awe of the number one seed.

It wasn't a prototypical March Madness shocker. It indeed was this time around, as the Eagles cruised to a 13-point win over 2-seeded SC.

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Instead, an under-seeded Michigan State team took down the Cavaliers in the Sweet 16 in New York City. "They really did in terms of ACC wins and an ACC conference tournament championship and then we had a historic loss, being the first No. 1 seed to lose". Even so, the sport's Goliaths had nearly certainly benefited from a long run of good fortune. Barry Brown can get buckets on his own better than anyone on Virginia and, importantly, he's one of the best defensive guards in the country.

Every No. 16 seed from now till eternity will be told the story of the UMBC Retrievers. The ACC sixth man of the year was left to be a cheerleader on Saturday after a hard fall in last week's conference tournament, becoming the first player for the Cavaliers this season to miss a game because of injury. The 6 seeds didn't fare any better. In UMBC's one regular-season game against a nationally competitive opponent, the Retrievers were crushed by Arizona, 103-78; the remainder of their schedule consisted of matchups against other minnows. Virginia, at 18.5%, was the most popular pick to win it all in ESPN Tournament Challenge.

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Bennett said on CBS that he explained to his players they must "enjoy the good times, and you got to be able to take the bad times". Conversely, underdogs tend prefer a slow, grinding game, in which luck matters more and skill less. "That's a heck of a team and we knew that going into it". As a result, this would create an open three or drive to the basket. While many assumed the score was just a fluke and Virginia would come out with a vengeance in the second half that wasn't the case.

"Congrats to the @UMBCAthletics team joining the Harvard women's team as the only two 16 seeds to ever to beat a 1 seed!"

Following such a remarkable, emphatic win, handicappers probably need to adjust their expectations for UMBC going forward.

Kudos to coach Odom and his team not only for making history but most importantly for staying poised at that moment.

And UMBC will be looking to collect another big-name upset Sunday when they play Kansas State.

Nonetheless, the limited historical record does not show that the authors of astonishing early-round upsets continue to overachieve.

Heading into the First Round matchup, our models gave UMBC just a 0.8% chance of defeating Virginia. In all likelihood, the Retrievers will have to content themselves with one lone night of basketball immortality.



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