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This is the day a 16 beats a 1.

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:14 am
by 8on
3/16/18

UMBC beats Virginia.

Boom. #downgoesgoliath

Re: This is the day a 16 beats a 1.

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:23 am
by Stillwater
Lyle's is a beast. Love it first time ever for a 16

Re: This is the day a 16 beats a 1.

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:32 am
by DirtyDez
Read on Twitter

Re: This is the day a 16 beats a 1.

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:37 am
by bondom34
Well then.

Re: This is the day a 16 beats a 1.

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:43 am
by wonkrazyz28
WOW. Biggest upset of all time.
number 16's were 0-135 against the number 1's until today lol

Re: This is the day a 16 beats a 1.

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:48 am
by azcatz11
Yay :D

Re: This is the day a 16 beats a 1.

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:48 am
by azcatz11
DirtyDez wrote:
Read on Twitter


Savage

Re: This is the day a 16 beats a 1.

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:07 am
by TMU
Fake 1st seed. Virginia is overrated every year.

Re: This is the day a 16 beats a 1.

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 1:57 pm
by Doctor MJ
I don’t follow the college season closely, but Virginia seems like the archetypical college team playing a tightly controlled game designed to make basketball as non-individualistic as possible, and UMBC just came in with NBA-style pace & space and demonstrated why that style is dominating the pros.

The fact that this contrast in styles led to the long awaited 16/1 upset, and did so in a blowout, makes me think a reckoning is coming for the college game.


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Re: This is the day a 16 beats a 1.

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:26 pm
by RonMexico915
TMU wrote:Fake 1st seed. Virginia is overrated every year.


They won the ACC by 4 games and won the ACC Tournament. They're a really good basketball team. They would beat UMBC 99 out of 100. Last night was the 1.

It finally happened, not that UVA is "overrated".

Re: This is the day a 16 beats a 1.

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 3:59 pm
by TMU
RonMexico915 wrote:
TMU wrote:Fake 1st seed. Virginia is overrated every year.


They won the ACC by 4 games and won the ACC Tournament. They're a really good basketball team. They would beat UMBC 99 out of 100. Last night was the 1.

It finally happened, not that UVA is "overrated".


I haven't followed the NCAA as much since graduating college (and none this year) so I'm sure you know a whole lot more than I do. But for me it's interesting to point out that for a team that's been consistently getting high seed in these recent tournaments, they have yet to even make the Final 4 during this duration.

2014 #1 Seed, Lost to #4 Michigan State in Sweet 16
2015 #2 Seed, Lost to #7 Michigan State in 2nd Round
2016 #1 Seed, Lost to #10 Syracuse in Elite 8
2017 #5 Seed, Lost to #4 Florida in 2nd Round
2018 #1 Seed, Lost to #16 UMBC in 1st Round

Re: This is the day a 16 beats a 1.

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:43 pm
by bondom34
Yeah this wasn't a style or fake 1 seed thing that I can tell. It was the beauty of the tournament, a team that was just not nearly as good or talented had a freakishly hot night and UVA went cold. There wasn't anything that was indicative that UMBC could do this, they'd never once beaten a ranked team. They were only very slightly the better 3 point shooting team on the season (38.3% to 39%), a much worse defensive team, and certainly less pure talent. Just great coaching and crazy hot shooting. Fun to see.

Re: This is the day a 16 beats a 1.

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 5:18 pm
by RonMexico915
TMU wrote:
RonMexico915 wrote:
TMU wrote:Fake 1st seed. Virginia is overrated every year.


They won the ACC by 4 games and won the ACC Tournament. They're a really good basketball team. They would beat UMBC 99 out of 100. Last night was the 1.

It finally happened, not that UVA is "overrated".


I haven't followed the NCAA as much since graduating college (and none this year) so I'm sure you know a whole lot more than I do. But for me it's interesting to point out that for a team that's been consistently getting high seed in these recent tournaments, they have yet to even make the Final 4 during this duration.

2014 #1 Seed, Lost to #4 Michigan State in Sweet 16
2015 #2 Seed, Lost to #7 Michigan State in 2nd Round
2016 #1 Seed, Lost to #10 Syracuse in Elite 8
2017 #5 Seed, Lost to #4 Florida in 2nd Round
2018 #1 Seed, Lost to #16 UMBC in 1st Round


Aside from last night, the rest of that resume isn't bad. Virginia is not Duke, UNC, UK, UCLA and other "blue bloods". Those are good results for 95% of the country.

I'm glad Virginia lost. I hate watching them play and think their style is boring. This tournament just became a lot more watchable because they're out.

Re: This is the day a 16 beats a 1.

Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 5:47 pm
by nymets1
We don't know for sure what the result would have been if De'andre Hunter was healthy. He's their best player. I'm not going to say UMBC would have still won with a healthy De'andre. Virginia got exposed without De'andre Hunter available.

Re: This is the day a 16 beats a 1.

Posted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:05 am
by lambchop
Doctor MJ wrote:I don’t follow the college season closely, but Virginia seems like the archetypical college team playing a tightly controlled game designed to make basketball as non-individualistic as possible, and UMBC just came in with NBA-style pace & space and demonstrated why that style is dominating the pros.

The fact that this contrast in styles led to the long awaited 16/1 upset, and did so in a blowout, makes me think a reckoning is coming for the college game.


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Yep, which is why I admittedly can never gauge a college player's skill level, based on what they're doing in college. Guys are asked to play out of position and really limit themselves. Then they reach the nba an free to showcase their talent