Twitter reacts to No. 1 seed Virginia’s stunning loss to 16th-seeded UMBC in NCAA Tournament

It had never happened in NCAA Tournament history, but on Friday night, UMBC shocked the sports world.

The Retrievers became the first No. 16 seed in the NCAA Tournament to defeat a No. 1 seed in the first round, stunning Virginia 74-54 at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. UMBC used red-hot 3-point shooting to torch the Cavaliers, who were ineffective in their attempts from beyond the arc.

An upset always gets college basketball fans stirred up, but this occasion – a first in March Madness history – had social media buzzing more than usual.

Meanwhile, the UMBC Twitter account spent the entire evening trolling everyone who had picked against them, which, well, seemed like everybody in the country. But this simple, two-word tweet basically summed it up.

For UMBC, it was a night to remember. For Virginia, it was a shocking conclusion to a season that should have ended with them in the Final Four.

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