It finally happened.

UMBC, as a 20.5-point underdog, beat Virginia late Friday in Charlotte to become the first No. 16 seed in NCAA Tournament history to defeat a No. 1 seed. Before that happened, No. 1 seeds were 135-0 all-time against No. 16 seeds. Now they're 135-1. So, obviously, we opened this episode of the Eye On College Basketball Podcast by discussing that historic development.

We spent more than 30 minutes on it.

After that, the conversation went like this:

  • 32:51: There were buzzer-beaters (Loyola-Chicago) and big upsets (UMBC over Virginia), overtime games (Nevada over Texas) and terrific individual performances (Rob Gray!). Was this a great opening Thursday/Friday of the NCAA Tournament or the greatest opening Thursday/Friday in NCAA Tournament history?
  • 37:06: John Calipari spent Sunday night complaining about Kentucky's draw. Now the Wildcats need to only beat Buffalo and the winner of Kansas State-UMBC to advance to the Elite Eight. What a world!
  • 42:14: Before Virginia lost to UMBC, Arizona losing to Buffalo was the story of this NCAA Tournament. How crazy was that beatdown? And what's next for Sean Miller?

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