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UMBC raises banner to commemorate NCAA tournament upset over Virginia

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UMBC commemorated their memorable NCAA tournament upset of Virginia on Friday night by raising a banner to celebrate the No. 16 vs. No. 1 victory.

The school hosted its first-ever Retriever Madness event on Friday as UMBC raised two banners during the celebration. While it’s nice to have a banner to remember an America East championship, the NCAA tournament second-round banner — which includes the final score of UMBC’s win over Virginia — is the special one.

With the win, UMBC became the first No. 16 seed to ever defeat a No. 1 seed in the men’s NCAA tournament — an accomplishment many sports fans never believed possible. The UMBC win over Virginia has also been used countless times as a running joke on the internet, as people will likely continually bring up that upset for the rest of time.