UMBC First-Ever 16-Seed To Beat #1-Seed With Win Over Virginia

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County is the first-ever 16-seed to beat a number-one seed in NCAA Tournament history.  

The Retrievers stunned top-overall seed Virginia 74-54 in first round action of the South Region in Charlotte. 

 


Entering this game, number-one seeds were 135-and-0 all-time since the field expanded to 64 teams in 1985.  

Jairus Lyles dropped in a game-high 28 points for UMBC, which advances to face ninth-seeded Kansas State in the second round on Sunday.  

Kyle Guy and Ty Jerome netted 15 points apiece for the Cavaliers, who finish the year 31-and-3. 

 

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