UMBC Celebrated FDU’s Win As No. 16 Seed

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Sports Illustrated

By Dan Lyons The Retrievers became the first team in men’s NCAA tournament history to win as a No. 16 seed in 2018. UMBC made history in 2018, becoming the first No. 16 seed in the history of the men’s NCAA tournament to beat a No. 1 seed, with its dominant 74–54 blowout of Virginia. On Friday, a second men’s team joined the exclusive club of No. 16 seeds to win an NCAA tournament game, with 2018 UMBC and 1998 Harvard women’s basketball: Fairleigh Dickinson. The Knights stunned No. 1 seed Purdue, 63–58, to make history in Columbus. The feat is made even more miraculous by the fact that under n…

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