Before March 16, 2018, there had been one-hundred and thirty-five games in which a number one seed faced off against a sixteen seed, and all one-hundred and thirty-five times the top seeds won, with only five of those games being decided by four points or less. Until tonight, when the biggest upset in the history of the Ncaa Tournament happened as the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), ESPN reported. Retrievers not only beat, but routed the University of Virginia (Uva) Cavaliers 74-54. UVA dominated the Atlantic Coast Conference this year and their defense was statistically the best in the country on a per-possession basis, they were the top seed overall in the tournament yet they still lost in another example of why people watch March Madness.

The Retrievers were led by Jairus Lyles, who hit every shot in sight

How do you beat a dominating defense? You hit every shot known to man from every spot on the floor and senior guard Jairus Lyles who led UMBC with 28 points and an 81.8% shooting percentage. Indeed, Lyles was in such a groove tonight he hit an off-balance shot from mid-range after the whistle was blown for a UVA foul. Making matters worse for UVA on a night when their defense didn't do enough to stop their opponents, they were colder than a sunbather at the bottom of the ocean from three-point range, with an ugly 4 of 22 conversion rate from deep.

Another pair of telling statistics for the upset Yahoos is that UVA was out-rebounded 33 to 24 and they managed a meager five assists on the night as a team.

This offensive stagnation, on a night when even the most casual of sports fans were glued to their television sets, when combined with a plucky opponent all but ensures Virginia becoming the subject of memes about losing along with the 2016 Golden State Warriors and the Atlanta Falcons of Super Bowl 51 ignominy.

For UVA the questions may never end about tonight

For the victors, there is a game against Kansas State on Sunday to look forward to, where they will attempt to be the first team seeded thirteen or lower to make the Sweet Sixteen in five years. For the losers though, in addition to online criticism, painful post-game interviews, and being an answer in the Jeopardy category Historic Upsets, there will be strategic questions.

The specific talking point will be the postseason viability of the "Packline defense" of UVA's Head Coach Tony Bennet which includes constant high traps, steals, and blocking of rim access, some would argue at the cost of a more explosive offense. Given that Bennet has never been beyond the Elite Eight with UVA in the NCAA tournament despite winning more than 70 percent of his games with the Cavaliers, particularly disgruntled fans may begin calling for him to be sacked. These questions do not matter for now though, as everyone who ever rooted for an underdog should stop what they are doing, mourn the busting of their brackets and then give a clap to UMBC for making history.