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UMBC 74, Virginia 54

No. 16 seeds had tried 135 times. No. 16 seeds had failed 135 times. And then the University of Maryland Baltimore County Retrievers played the game of their lives on Friday night.
UMBC shocked No. 1 overall seed Virginia in the first round of the NCAA tournament, a result that sent shockwaves throughout college basketball, and throughout the sports world as a whole. It busted brackets and opened up paths to the Final Four in San Antonio.

Does UMBC top list of most shocking upsets in the history of sports?

There are few things more thrilling in sports than a major upset, unless of course your team is on the wrong end of one. But some of the most memorable and iconic moments in all of sports are remembered most because they were so unexpected. The underdog caught fire or found the right moment to rise to the occasion and execute a David and Goliath-like moment.

So we’ve taken the time to identify some of the most extraordinarily surprising results in the history of sports. Where does UMBC’s upset over Virginia fit in?