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UMBC becomes first 16-seed to beat a No. 1 with historic win over Virginia

UVA was NCAA Tournament's No. 1 overall seed

Jairus Lyles #10 of the UMBC Retrievers reacts after a score against the Virginia Cavaliers during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Jairus Lyles #10 of the UMBC Retrievers reacts after a score against the Virginia Cavaliers during the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) (Getty Images)

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In a historic upset, No. 16 UMBC defeated No. 1 Virginia 74-54 on Friday night.

In a game that was tied, 21-21 at the half, the Retrievers came out hot in the second half and never cooled off.

UVA's only previous loses came to then No. 18 West Virginia, 68-61 and Virginia Tech, 61-60.

UMBC will now take on No. 9 Kansas State on Sunday.

 


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