In Historic Upset, No. 16 Seed UMBC Beats No.1 Seed Virginia
The University of Maryland-Baltimore County pulled off the most shocking upset in NCAA Tournament history against tourney favorites Virginia.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — It finally happened — a 16 ousting a 1 in March Madness. The University of Maryland-Baltimore County stunned the college basketball world by pulling off the most shocking upset in men’s NCAA Tournament history, hammering Virginia 75-54 on Friday night to become the first No. 16 seed ever to beat a No. 1 seed. Virginia entered the NCAA Tournament as tourney favorites — the No. 1 overall seed after going 31-2…