Reporter Is Getting Crushed For This Question After Virginia Loss

Reporter Is Getting Crushed For This Question After Virginia Loss

Reporter Is Getting Crushed For This Question After Virginia Loss

That was not even close.

March Madness is famous for its buzzer-beaters, and one imagined that were a No. 16-seeded team in the men's tournament ever finally to beat a No. 1, it would happen in a flurry of last-second heroics.

Lyles at first committed to and attended Virginia Commonwealth University (which had its own Cinderella moment in 2011), but later transferred to UMBC.

But after utterly dominating the regular season and conference tournament performances in the ACC made them one of, if not the favorite to win the 2018 National Championship.

Well, knocking off the No. 1 team in the country by 20 points in the first round of the NCAA Tournament should do it. "I didn't know what was going on", North Carolina coach Roy Williams said. "We know it's do-or-die for everybody".

In terms of blame, there's plenty of finger-pointing left for Virginia coach Tony Bennett's deliberately low-possession brand of basketball.

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"Obviously, you could see [UVa's] pain there after the game, once it had settled in", Odom said. I play for them, especially after what happened with the hurricane. The score was tied at 21 entering halftime, and UMBC took the Cavaliers to the woodshed in the second half as they outscored Virginia 53-33. Ironically both of Lyles parents graduated from UVA. The Retrievers can feel it. Clips of this game will live on as long as 16 seeds face No. 1s.

It was Lyles who got the Retrievers here, so it was only fitting he carried them to a historic win.

Sherburne was huge early in the second half and made believers out of everyone.

"I think everyone's aware of that".

"This is one of the most special groups I've played with in my life" U.Va. senior guard Devon Hall said.

"They thoroughly outplayed us", Bennett said.

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Pinson's ability to run the point as well as play in the post both offensively and defensively has been huge for the Tar Heels. Marberry carried the Bisons early in the second half, working Maye on the block for a pair of layups and drawing two fouls.


Lyles scored 28, the Retrievers cruised and then raced off the floor together in their yellow-and-black uniforms, fingers pointed toward the ceiling to celebrate the victory.

And no one had more fun throughout the game than the manager of the team's Twitter account, Zach Seidel.

Jerome and fellow sophomore guard Kyle Guy had 15 points apiece and combined to go 13-of-27 from the field.

Up until this point, 16s were 0-135 against 1s. But it takes two months for the generally predictable outcome to play out. Fingers crossed that the team's Hoop Dreams dance them right into San Antonio and the Final Four.

Fellow veteran Isaiah Wilkins fouled out in 24 minutes.

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