I haven't seen this mentioned on the board yet but the first EVER upset of a 16 over a 1 seed happened. No one, No one, saw this coming. I would have watched the game except my limited TV channels now didn't have it. I did see a lot of replays of the second half and Virginia was flat outhustled and out fought for every ball and UMBC was shooting the lights from 3 point line. Virginia, having a huge size edge across the board, was outrebounded offensively and defensively by the smaller team.
Virginia will be an asset to every top echelon team out there because they realize overlooking anyone now can mean they put it back on the trailer and go home. The teams expected to lose are going to be so pumped by what UMBC (are they a junior college or a tech school?) did that they'll think they can do it and come at the those top seeds stronger than ever. If a top seed finds itself close at the end this is the time the underdog finds a second wind and fights tooth and nail for every loose ball and we see a few upsets in the tourney every year but never one like this. I doubt you could find more than 1 bracket filled out without VA in Final Four outside of possibly Maryland in the country. I would also guess 50% of the brackets had VA winning it all.