Just tear up your brackets now — it’s over. Little UMBC (University of Maryland Baltimore Campus) just dropped UVA (University of Virginia), marking the first time a No. 16 seed defeated a No. 1 in the history of the NCAA Tournament.
Up until this point, 16s were 0-135 against 1s. March Madness, indeed.
And the game wasn’t even close: the UMBC Retrievers bested the UVA Cavaliers by 20 points. Yes, this is the same UMBC team that lost to Albany earlier this year 83-39.
As if none of that is dramatic enough for college hoops fans, Virginia wasn’t just a No. 1 seed — of which there are four — they were the top team in the country.
Let that all sink in for a moment. The internet is still trying to do exactly that.
See some of our favorite Twitter reactions and memes below.
— Abby Boruff (@AbbyBoruff) March 17, 2018
— Joe Manning (@objoe_23) March 17, 2018
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— benson (@bluke123) March 17, 2018
— rob (@robbiebliny) March 17, 2018
#UMBC Apparently went to Wakanda and brought back some Vibranium!
— Huggy Lowdown (@HuggyLowdownDC) March 17, 2018
— G O L D I E. (@goldietaylor) March 17, 2018
— Dan Yamakaitis (@BigDanYam) March 17, 2018
— PicassoTay (@Itsjusttay402) March 17, 2018