In case you had forgotten, Virginia lost last year in the first round.
The number 1 of Virginia managed to avoid another upheaval by a number 16 seed for the second consecutive year in the NCAA tournament, but this didn't stop the lines when the Cavaliers were late.
Last year, Virginia was upset by UMBC number 16 in one of the most historic losses in the history of university basketball. No. 16 UMBC has become the first school to beat a number one seed in the men's NCAA tournament. Over the past year, Virginia has been half-tied with UMBC.
Quest & # 39; year, the Cavaliers have gone from six points to the number 16 Gardner Webb with Runnin & # 39; Bulldogs leading by 36-30. But Virginia closed, winning 71-56.
Despite the victory, it didn't take long for Twitter, including UMBC, to enjoy the half-time score:
According to ESPN Stats and Info, Virginia was a favorite of 22.5 points before the game. If they were to lose Gardner-Webb, it would be the biggest NCAA tournament upset since the field expanded to 64 teams.