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UMBC's Retrievers Put Virginia In A Hole, Then Buried Every Single Bracket

Since the NCAA tournament expanded in 1985, no 16 seed had ever beaten a top-seeded team. Until UMBC beat the stuffing out of Virginia, the best team in the country, Friday night.
Jairus Lyles, left, and teammate Jourdan Grant of the UMBC Retrievers react Friday night to their 74-54 victory over the Virginia Cavaliers in Charlotte, N.C. Source: Streeter Lecka

The NCAA men's basketball tournament has included 64 teams every year since 1985, split into four quadrants and seeded 1-16. In

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