The upset just happened, so itís difficult to put it in perspective. Letís not forget, this UMBC team was not the 64 ranked team in the country, but just in the tournament. Iím curious as to their national ranking going into the tournament. Also, 16 seeds were 0-135 before the game. Itís more likely than not, that we could see another run of 0-135 before we see another 16 seed win, which will make this upset even more impressive. The one thing Virginia had going for them, just like every other #1 seed before them, was they did not want to become the first and only #1 seed to lose in the first round.
What I found amazing was not what UMBC was doing, but rather what Virginia was not doing. Why was Virginia fixated on shooting from the outside, when they were obviously so much bigger? Do they not have anyone who can post up or drive to the basket? The one thing that was blowing my mind was why none of the Virginia players were attacking (via drives or post ups) the 5í8Ē 140 pound Maura.