See 10 dog GIFs celebrating the UMBC Retrievers' shocking upset

See 10 dog GIFs celebrating the UMBC Retrievers' shocking upset

UMBC head coach Ryan Odom stated that he was "so proud" of his team and the Retrievers are "playing at a high level right now" with an improved defense. This game marked UMBC's first tournament match win in school history.

The Retrievers put up 53 points on the Cavaliers in the second half of Friday night's game alone.

"These are the moments that you dream of", Lyles said. "It's always exciting to make history".

They play a highly divisive and yet highly effective brand of basketball. Between this loss and the Arizona defeat, there won't be any flawless brackets after this.

Others talked about the need for a 30 for 30 special.

"It felt like my soul left my body, man", Grant said. "I don't know what to say, but that was a thorough butt-whippin'". "And to look back and see my teammates going insane, too, man it's unbelievable". But that was the regular season.

Here are three reasons to believe that UMBC can win on Sunday and remain America's sweetheart for another week.

St. John's had dropped 11 games in a row before beating No. 9 Duke in February, a team now seeded second in what many consider the most leaded bracket of the NCAA Tournament, the Midwest.

"Really, anybody can beat anybody and if you don't come to play you're going to get beat", Virginia's Ty Jerome said. It appeared Final Four-bound, but found instead a way to blow that lead in the Windy City.

Nevada's Caroline is the son of former Illinois football player Simeon Rice and played his first year of college ball at Southern Illinois Carbondale. And then on the other side, there will be blame and people pointing that out.

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Teams seeded 16th are now 1-135 vs. top seeds since the tournament expanded to 64 teams in 1985. "But, uh, I was aware of it". UMBC went into the game ranked 188th in Ken Pomeroy's power ratings; Virginia ranked first.

Virginia couldn't connect on anything from range, making 18 percent of its 3-pointers.

"We were talking about it before the game, just trying to go out here and make history, doing it for our program, our teammates, our coaching staff", Lyles said.

UMBC was that and more, hitting 68 percent from the floor in the second half. He also knocked down a pair of 3-pointers as UMBC built a 16-point lead.

So I upped it to never.

Hey, are you going to count them out again?

The Retrievers dominated the Cavaliers jumping out to an early lead, and answered every Virginia run in the second half. Led by their senior guard, Jarius Lyles, UMBC went on a 24-8 run to take a 16 point lead into the final 12 minutes of play.

Lyles was also just one free throw short of being a UMBC leader in another category, in single-season free throws made (139), UMBC athletics reported.

It was yet another early exit for the Cavaliers in a season that seemed to hold so much promise. 'When you step into the arena, the consequences can be historic losses, and you have to deal with it'. Every time Virginia battled to a narrow lead, the Retrievers knocked down a hard shot to keep it close. Virginia missed 13 of its first 14 before getting hot for a brief stretch late in the game. Our spacing was tremendous and we were able to get some shots off in transition that would not normally happen if we didn't get stops.

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