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UMBC, Virginia and the night the impossible happened

Sure, it could happen. A No. 16 could beat a No. 1. But would it ever really, actually, truly happen? Yes, it finally did. No. 16 UMBC beat No. 1 Virginia in the most improbable, do-you-believe-that-just-happened upset in NCAA tournament history.

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2dDavid Purdum

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UMBC's historic win over No. 1 Virginia was the second-largest upset by point-spread standards since the NCAA tournament field expanded in 1985.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

How the landscape of the South Region shifted over the last few hours:

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

Virginia's pre-game chance to win was 98.5%, per BPI.

Farnham compares UMBC's upset to 'Miracle on Ice' (2:24)

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

How quickly Virginia's title hopes plummeted:


No. 16 UMBC stuns No. 1 Virginia 74-54 to make NCAA history

Senior guard Jairus Lyles scored 28 points, and the University of Maryland-Baltimore County pulled off the most shocking upset in NCAA Tournament history, defeating Virginia 75-54 on Friday night to become the first No. 16 seed ever to beat a No. 1 seed.

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

A lot of things to say after that Virginia stunner. After UMBC, Cincinnati should be the 2nd happiest team today. The Bearcats started the day as 5th most likely to win the National Championship and are now 2nd after Villanova per espn.com/bpi .

Ben Fawkes ESPN Staff Writer 

UMBC has done it, becoming the first 16-seed to upset a No. 1 in Virginia. The Retrievers closed as 20.5-point underdogs in Las Vegas sportbooks, making it the second-biggest upset by pointspread since 1985.

John Gasaway ESPN Insider 

History was made, but it's even more shocking than that. The impossible happened. No. 16 seed UMBC beat top overall seed Virginia, and it wasn't even close: 74-54. Before tonight, No. 16 seeds were 0-135 against No. 1 seeds. Now, you can make that 1-135. The Retrievers, amazingly and incredibly, stand alone.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

UMBC is up to 99.8% chance to win. Just like the Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

Team Stats

Points Per Game67.1314th
Rebounds Per Game32.4320th
Assists Per Game13.5183rd
Points Allowed54.01st

Tournament History

Final Fours2
Tournament Record29-21
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances21