Post by Ace Bennett on Mar 14, 2018 8:23:35 GMT -5
So now the dilemma is do I want Syracuse to win and most likely have them lose to TCU or Michigan State and get stomped in the bracket, or do I want ASU to win so that I can switch that region to what I actually think is going to happen before the round of 64 starts.
History has just been made. UMBC defeated Virginia by 20. First 16 seed to ever beat a 1. 1-135 record for 16 seeds. Does anybody know what UMBC stands for? Everybody will know now because they are going to go down in history.
Side note- I always figured Virginia during this era is always a candidate for this historic upset. Never have enough offense and they lost a top bench player who was a good part of their offense. It was set up for them to lose. I never had them making it out of the second round in the last several years they were a top seed.
UMBC isn't my alma mater, but it makes me very proud to say that a school coming from where I'm from (Baltimore County, Maryland) was the first #16 seed to beat a #1 seed in the men's tournament. Wish I could have watched it live tonight, but either way this is a moment in sports history that won't soon be forgotten. This will also probably do wonders for their program going forward. Congrats to UMBC for pulling off the upset of all upsets.