That's the all-time record of No. 1 seeds in the NCAA tournament after No. 16 seed UMBC's 74-54 historic upset of No. 1 overall seed Virginia on Friday night.
The Retrievers entered halftime tied with the Cavaliers at 21-21, and they gradually ran away with the game after halftime. The excitement on social media built with each made 3-pointer and each steal by UMBC.
Some of the best tweets of the night came from UMBC Athletics' own account.
ADVANCE THE BRACKET pic.twitter.com/v7GhTZMDWy— UMBC Athletics (@UMBCAthletics) March 17, 2018
We're up 12 on Virginia with 4:07 left, but more importantly we heard their may be some cookies left in the media dining area, will report back soon— UMBC Athletics (@UMBCAthletics) March 17, 2018
We're up 17 with 3:29 to go thanks to a Lamar three, BUT the media dining is out of cookies and this is the worst day ever— UMBC Athletics (@UMBCAthletics) March 17, 2018
C'MON GUYS, you crashed our dang website, our IT people wanna watch the game too, please form an orderly line— UMBC Athletics (@UMBCAthletics) March 17, 2018
University of Maryland Baltimore County, who are you? https://t.co/XGp9MacmGb— UMBC Athletics (@UMBCAthletics) March 17, 2018
Update: Even after the college basketball season ended, UMBC wasn't done making headlines. The Retrievers upset No. 1 Albany in lacrosse in April, 11-7. While UMBC doesn't have a football team, the school has already put Alabama football on notice.
What’s good?— Alabama Football (@AlabamaFTBL) April 7, 2018
Just saying hello, we've be having some fun with No.1 teams lately, we don't have a football team, though— UMBC Athletics (@UMBCAthletics) April 7, 2018
Here are the best of the rest.
The only thing that would make this better is if UMBC's point guard was literally Air Bud— Michael Lananna (@mlananna) March 17, 2018
UMBC DID IT FOR AIR BUD pic.twitter.com/J9t2CCMbTs— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 17, 2018
Virginia... pic.twitter.com/TdrgtPz03w— Crying Jordan (@CryingJordan) March 17, 2018
It can't be coincidence that UMBC's uniform looks like the one from Teen Wolf. pic.twitter.com/alCVJsdYwm— SportsPaper (@SportsPaperInfo) March 17, 2018
Thomas Jefferson would never have founded the University of Virginia had he known basketball team would lose to No. 16 seed UMBC.— Ben Maller (@benmaller) March 17, 2018
UMBC moves on to face 9-seed Kansas State in Sunday's second round.