UMBC upsets Virginia with historic win while its Twitter account spits fire
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.
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' 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.