UMBC Celebrates No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson’s Upset Win Over No. 1 Purdue

  • No. 1 Purdue fell to No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson in the first round of the men’s NCAA tournament.
  • It’s just the second time in tournament history that a 16-seed has defeated a 1-seed.
  • After the win, UMBC, the only other school to pull off the miraculous feat, celebrated with Fairleigh Dickinson on Twitter.

No. 16 Fairleigh Dickinson made history on Friday night, pulling off a massive upset win against No. 1 Purdue in the first round of the men’s NCAA Tournament.

It’s just the second time in March Madness history that a 16-seed has escaped the first round, and the Knights had a lot of support from their predecessor throughout the game.

Back in 2018, No. 16 UMBC upset No. 1 Virginia to become the first ever 16-seed to see a second game in the NCAA Tournament.

During that game, UMBC’s Twitter account became something of a legend in the world of collegiate sports.

As Fairleigh Dickinson took a lead into halftime against Purdue, UMBC Twitter was in their corner cheering them on.

As the Knights pushed their lead into the final minutes of action, UMBC eagerly awaited as they would soon have company as the greatest Cinderella story in March Madness history.

And then the game went final.

Congratulations UMBC, you finally have some company.



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