Skip to comments.Historic loss shows Virginia was built to fail in March
Posted on 03/17/2018 5:19:41 AM PDT by C19fan
History made, and the greatest choke in basketball history now on its ledger, it is time to deconstruct the towering fraud that is Virginia basketball. A series of March collapses reached the ultimate low Friday night, when Tony Bennetts Virginia Cavaliers the No. 1 team in America, the No. 1 overall seed in the NCAA tournament, the alleged apotheosis of a distinct basketball philosophy lost to No. 16 seed UMBC. It is the first time a No. 1 seed has ever lost to a No. 16 seed, since the tourney expanded to 64 teams in 1985. The 1-16 upset has long been considered one of the final frontiers in sports. The truly impossible upset. And it has been perpetrated by a commuter school from the America East upon the leafy upper-crust Atlantic Coast Conference enclave founded by Thomas Jefferson.
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Hubris. Got to take every opponenet seriously no matter what the odds. Ask Hillary.
UVA has a long history of choking.
See “The Ralph Sampson Era.”
This is truly a record that cannot be broken—by definition.
The highest rated team in the tournament was defeated by the lowest rated team.
Everybodys brackets got messed up last night.
Choking is one thing. UVA lost by 20 points.
Things that make you go Hmmmmmmm
The irony is UVa made the Final 4 the year after Sampson left.
The NCAA tracks rens of millions of brackets from several big sources. Every one of those brackets is busted now.
And lost there.
No....the loss has more to do with Bennetts bad philosophy of muck-it-up, play great defense only, and hope your opponent doesnt get on fire. Virginia is dead last in nation #351 in possession per game so they dont have the kind of offense to catch up if the other team gets hot. In todays game, you have to have players (playmakers) that can get you buckets really fast if need be
The similarities are stunning.
Polls, the press, the public knew who the winner would be even before the first shot was taken, even before the first vote was cast. There is no way either of these upsets just happened
Robert Mueller will add another chapter to his Russian collusion investigation. Trump must have colluded with Putin to have thrown the game. UVA is a liberal institution in a liberal state Putin and Trump cannot be allowed to attack America like this
I knew I heard Russian accents when the UMBC players were interviewed after the game. Maxine Waters will soon call for a Congressional investigation. It is another reason Trump must be impeached!
Is there anyone left in the nation whose bracket is not BUSTED???
Around here Thursday morning on the drive time radio, they were promoting the availability of first and second round tickets. Yes, easy to get same day tickets.
Looks like the popularity of college BlasketBall is fading.
Busted? I had Kansas taking them out next game.... So they screwed me for two games....
I think he's going a bit overboard here. UVa only lost twice prior to last night, and had many quality wins including over tournament teams UNC, Clemson, and Duke.
I put this loss on Bennett as they were obviously unready to play and did not take UMBC seriously.
Further, UMBC played way over their heads, bombing threes and out hustling UVa.
And yes, my bracket is busted. I could survive Arizona going out as I had them losing in the Sweet Sixteen.... to Virginia!
That regional is now Kentucky's to win.
I even thought they could overcome the injury to Hunter.
It is useful to recall that they were tied at halftime. Raftery suggested that they need to extend the defense in the second half to better defend the three point shots, and unfortunately Tony Bennett thought the same thing. But three point hits have a way of falling off early unatural success. While UVa extended the defense, UMBC killed them with easy layups in the second half. And that was the end,
Chaminade was a Division II team, no? In that sense, that was a bigger upset. Of course, the UMBC game had much bigger stakes.
Im not surprised.
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