This was the most shocking collapse of a number 1 seed I’ve ever seen. UMBC was great but Virginia played horrible. They took numerous contested shots and gave up easy shots on defense.
Virginia’s defense was worse than the Cleveland Cavaliers’ defense before the trade. They let UMBC’s players get to the hoop with ease and did a horrible job defending the against the pick and roll.
The Cavaliers allowed an average of 53.4 points per game throughout the season. Against the Retrievers, UVA allowed 53 points in the second half. UMBC made NCAA history becoming the first 16 seed to ever beat a number 1 seed.
Sadly, the game wasn’t even close. UMBC scored 74 points while UVA scored 54. That’s right. A number 16 seed defeated a number 1 side by 20 points. That’s a blowout in my book.
UMBC proves that nothing is impossible. UVA reminds us to never play down to the competition.
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