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Andy Wittry | NCAA.com | April 7, 2018

UMBC upsets Virginia while its Twitter account spits fire

UMBC upsets Virginia, 74-54

135-1.

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.

UMBC upset: Retrievers take over social media
Below are some of the best social media reactions to the Retrievers' unprecedented victory.

Some of the best tweets of the night came from UMBC Athletics' ownย account.

Update:ย 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.

Here are the best of the rest.

UMBC moves on to face 9-seed Kansas State in Sunday's second round.

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