CHARLOTTE — Virginia was defeated by Maryland Baltimore County by a score of 74-54 on Friday night, becoming the first No.1 seed to fall to a No.16 seed in NCAA tournament history. Since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985, No.16 seeds had previously lost 135 games versus No.1s.
- The Retrievers halted the run in the South Region at Spectrum Center and did so decisively, converting a competitive first half against the tournament’s top overall seed into a second-half rout.
- In its second NCAA tournament, UMBC (25-10) never trailed after halftime and advanced to meet No.9 Kansas State in the round of 32 on Sunday.
The Retrievers hit 12 of 24 three-point attempts and shot 54.2 percent overall against the famed Cavaliers’ pack-line defense. Virginia (31-3) shot 4-for-22 from outside the arc and had only five assists, a startlingly low total for a team that prides itself on ball sharing.
- It was outscored by the somewhat smaller Retrievers, 33-22.
- We spoke about trying to make history before the game,” said UMBC graduate guard Jairus Lyles, a former DeMatha star who scored a game-high 28 points on 9-of-11 shooting.
- This is a really memorable day for us.” By the time Arkel Lamar sank a three-pointer with 3:35 remaining in the game, UMBC had a 61-44 lead and the audience was loudly roaring in expectation of the Retrievers executing a miraculous accomplishment similar to another humiliating Virginia defeat.
During a holiday tournament in Hawaii in 1982, the top-ranked Cavaliers were defeated by a very unknown Chaminade team. Long regarded one of the biggest upsets in the history of collegiate athletics, this defeat now has company. Kyle Guy, a guard for the University of Virginia, fought back tears as he stated, “Not much can prepare you for this type of emotion.” In this circumstance, there is no solution that will make you feel better.
- The shocking loss concludes Virginia’s season, which culminated in last week’s ACC tournament win and aspirations for the school’s first national championship.
- It was the third time under Coach Tony Bennett that Virginia had received a No.1 seed yet failed to reach the Final Four.
- This was the Cavaliers’ earliest and most agonizing defeat.
Virginia blew a 16-point second-half lead in the regional finals against Syracuse in 2016 and in the round of 16 against Michigan State in 2014. Bennett stated, “They outplayed us comprehensively.” “Extremely difficult to defend offensively, and they protected us superbly.
We did not complete the task. I told these guys in the locker room that we were cutting down nets at the ACC tournament and how fantastic it felt, that we had a historic season, and that we were the first one seed to lose. Such is life.” At halftime, the score was deadlocked, so the Retrievers launched a 17-3 run to take a 38-24 lead.
In that span, Joe Sherburne, a junior guard, had two three-pointers and a three-point play. Lyles’ three-pointer with 14:57 remaining in the game increased UMBC’s lead to 41-27. While Virginia continued to struggle greatly on offense, the Retrievers continued to attack by driving the lane for layups or passing for open three-point attempts.
Lyles converted three free throws, a three-pointer, back-to-back layups, and a contested floater in the lane with the shot clock about to expire during a remarkable scoring run. With 8:32 remaining in the game, point guard K.J. Maura followed with a three-pointer for a 50-34 advantage. “They stretched out the carpet.
They attempted shots “Guard for the Cavaliers, Ty Jerome, stated. “We didn’t defend well. We passed the ball poorly. We did not seem well on film. We did not do well tonight, to be completely honest.” For UMBC, qualifying for the NCAA tournament exemplifies how far the program has come under second-year head coach Ryan Odom.
- Since his arrival at the Catonsville, Maryland, school, the Retrievers have won 46 games, compared to 41 victories during the preceding seven seasons.
- Given his father’s relationship to the Cavaliers, Odom intimated earlier this week that facing Virginia was bittersweet.
- Dave Odom was an assistant on Terry Holland’s staff at the University of Virginia from 1982 to 1989, and Ryan was a ballboy while growing up in Charlottesville, a short distance from University Hall.
Nonetheless, according to university administrators, participation in the NCAA tournament has afforded UMBC unprecedented national exposure. UMBC clinched their first NCAA tournament bid since 2008 by defeating Vermont 65-62 in the America East title game on March 10 in Burlington, Vt., on a three-pointer by Lyles at the buzzer.
- UMBC is the only team from Maryland to qualify for the NCAA tournament.
- On their path to become the first school to win 17 games in the ACC and go 9-0 on the road, the Virginia Cavaliers had some impossible moments of their own this season.
- On March 1 against Louisville, De’Andre Hunter banked a three-pointer at the buzzer, capping a comeback in which Virginia scored five points in less than a second.
This was the most dramatic of Virginia’s road victories. But Hunter sat alone on a folding chair while wearing blue sweats and a cast on his left wrist to observe the pregame layup line. The ACC sixth man of the year was a cheerleader following a nasty fall in last week’s conference tournament, becoming the first Cavaliers player to miss a game due to injury this season.
- Virginia could have utilized its most versatile player in the first half against the Retrievers, who kept the game tight throughout with timely defensive stops and three-point shooting.
- With 3:10 remaining before halftime and the Cavaliers threatening to take a double-digit lead, UMBC hit three baskets from beyond the arc to take a 19-16 lead.
Virginia scored a season-low 21 points in the first half, tying the game at 21. This was the fewest points scored by Virginia in a half this season. “Unbelievable,” Ryan Odom remarked. “So happy for these children. I take great pleasure in seeing them grin throughout the whole game, not just at the conclusion.
Has an NCAA number one seed ever lost?
|2018 NCAA tournament South Regional First Round|
|Spectrum Center, site of the game|
table>UMBC Retrievers Virginia Cavaliers (24–10) (31–2) 74 54 Head coach: Ryan Odom Head coach: Tony Bennett AP : NR Coaches : NR AP : 1 Coaches : 1
Has an NCAA number one seed ever lost?
table> Date March 16, 2018 Arena Spectrum Center Location Charlotte, North Carolina Favorite Virginia by 20.5 Referee(s) Tim Nestor, Tony Greene, and Todd Austin Attendance 17,943 United States TV coverage Network TNT Announcers Jim Nantz, Bill Raftery, Grant Hill and Tracy Wolfson Nielsen Ratings 2.0 (national) U.S. viewership: 3.533 million
On March 16, 2018, during the opening round of the 2018 NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament, the University of Virginia (Virginia; also UVA) Cavaliers and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Retrievers played a college basketball game at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina.
- The Retrievers met the Cavaliers, who were ranked 16th in the South regional bracket and first overall in the NCAA Tournament.
- Virginia and UMBC contended for the opportunity to meet the ninth-seeded Kansas State Wildcats, who had already defeated Creighton earlier in the day.
- The Retrievers upset the Cavaliers 74–54, becoming the first No.16 seed in NCAA Division I men’s basketball tournament history to overcome a No.1 seed.
It was only the second occasion in the history of collegiate basketball, after No.16 Harvard beat No.1 Stanford in the women’s tournament 20 years ago. Additionally, UMBC won its first NCAA Tournament game in school history. Virginia entered the game as a 20.5-point favorite, making UMBC’s triumph the second-largest upset in NCAA Tournament history in terms of point spread, after only Norfolk State’s shock of Missouri in 2012, when Missouri was a 21.5-point favorite.
Since 2010, both No.1 seeds have lost in the divisional round for the first time. Saturday was a tough day for both leagues’ top seeds. Both the Titans and Packers were defeated at home by opponents’ last-second field goals. In a 19-16 loss, the Tennessee offense failed to convert a crucial fourth down and threw three interceptions.
- In their 13-10 loss, the Packers failed to score on eight of their final nine drives and committed many special teams miscues.
- It has been a very long time since the NFL will enter the conference championship games without a No.1 seed in either conference.2010 marked the last time both No.1 seeds fell in the divisional round.
The Packers defeated the Falcons 48-21, and one day later, the Jets defeated the Patriots 28-21 to clinch a sweep. Green Bay ultimately reached and won the Super Bowl that year. Not this season, but the 49ers or Bengals might follow in their footsteps: Since 2010, both No.1 seeds have lost in the divisional round for the first time.
How many times has a March Madness No.2 seed fallen in the first round?
Everyone is aware of why the NCAA Tournament is known as March Madness. Everyone is constantly searching for the next Davidson or Kent State, a team that can pull off an upset and advance deep into the tournament. To win your bracket, it is not necessary to predict major upsets, but rather to choose the most victors overall.
- Predicting a number of shocks, while entertaining, typically does not result in a pool victory.
- Craig Trapp, a handicapper, is here to provide seed patterns since 1985 and overall statistics that will assist you in predicting this year’s March Madness.
- Check out also Craig’s advice for winning conference tournament wagers!! No.1 Seeds – Obviously, no No.1 seed has ever fallen in the first round, but even better, this seed’s overall record in the NCAA tournament is an astounding (376-104) 78 percent victory rate.
Only four No.2 seeds have fallen in the opening round, and none since 2001. Overall record of 267-114 with a 70% victory percentage in the NCAA tournament. There have been 15 first-round shocks involving No.3 seeds since 1985. Overall victory percentage of 63% in the NCAA tournament based on a record of (199-116).
There have been 21 first-round upsets of No.4 seeds in the previous 24 years. Overall NCAA tournament record of (161-118) with a victory percentage of 57%. No.5 Seeds – It is common knowledge that No.12 seeds tend to irritate No.5 seeds. In fact, they have defeated the favorite in the first round 31 times since 1985.
Overall NCAA tournament record of (141-121) 53% winning percentage. No.6 Seeds – Since 1985, just 30 of 96 No.6 seeds have been upset! Overall victory percentage of 56% with a record of (154-118)! No.7 Seeds- Surprisingly, they have a strong win percentage in the first round since 1985, as they are 60-36 in the first round.
Overall victory percentage of 46 percent based on a record of (105-120). No.8 Seeds- Many do not view this first-round defeat as an upset because these teams are consistently comparable. Since 1985, the overall mark is 44-52. Overall record of (88-119) represents a 42 percent victory percentage. Other noteworthy developments: Since 1985, there has been just one tournament in which no No.1 seeds reached the Final Four.
That was the NCAA tournament in 2006. Since 1985, just five national championship games have included two No.1 seeds. Last time was in 2008, when Kansas defeated Memphis to win the championship. Note that two No.1 seeds also reached the championship game in 2005, with North Carolina defeating Illinois to win the title.
- While overall NCAA tournament patterns indicate that having two No.1 seeds in the championship game is unusual, it has occurred three times in the previous four years.
- Since 1985, 14 championships have been won by No.1 seeds, four by No.2 seeds, three by No.3 seeds, and one by No.4 seeds.
- Since the field was extended to 64 teams, this accounted for 22 of the 24 national titles.
Based on these tendencies, Craig offers the following advice: The first step in filling out your NCAA tournament bracket is to advance all No.1 and No.2 seeds to the second round. Since the third and fourth seeds win 82% of the time in the first round, it seems prudent to advance them to the second round as well.