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@chriserhart The current UVa team has how many future lottery picks? The 1982-83 UVa team featured Ralph Sampson, whom Al McGuire predicted at the time would become "the greatest basketball player who ever lived."
Exactly. And that's what I was railing at: the inane hot-take culture that led someone (but not the superb, learned Jay Bilas) to equate UMBC's win over UVa to the U.S. win over the USSR in Lake Placid. The hot-take culture helps no one except for the hot-take artists themselves.  https://twitter.com/portermagic/status/974865829786464256 
No, not at all. 🙂 UMBC's win over UVa was a great upset — a GREAT upset. My hat's off to UMBC, for whatever that's worth. All I'm saying is, in the grand scheme, it doesn't come close to matching the scale (or the importance to the American psyche) of the Miracle on Ice upset.  https://twitter.com/thesharpestnick/status/974863231280918529 
The NCAA Tournament didn't reach 64 teams until the mid-1980s. Also, the NCAA Tournament didn't always have the cachet it has now. Would you believe the NIT used to be more prestigious and important than the NCAA Tournament? It's true.  https://twitter.com/lukesylvia96/status/974869946068021251 
Heck, Chaminade's upset win over a UVa team led by Ralph Sampson in 1982 was a bigger upset than UMBC's hugely impressive win over UVa tonight. Granted, it didn't occur in the NCAA Tournament, but still more improbable.  https://twitter.com/joshuabrobbins/status/974863054235230209 
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