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Video: Reporter Is Getting Crushed For This Question After Virginia Loss

Virginia's Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy at a press conference.

No. 1 seeds entered this year's tournament undefeated against No. 16 seeds in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. After all three No. 1 seeds won their game this year, 135-0 was the record of No. 1 seeds against No. 16 seeds entering Virginia's game against UMBC.

That all ended tonight as No. 16 UMBC knocked off No. 1 Virginia by a final score of 74-54. Not only were the Cavaliers a No. 1 seed, they were the No. 1 overall seed in the tournament and the favorite to win the title after losing just two games all season.

Following the game, as is customary, both teams sat down for a brief press conference. Virginia sophomore Ty Jerome represented the Cavaliers at the media table following his team's devastating defeat.

We're all aware of the fact a No. 1 seed had never lost to a No. 16 seed until last night. Last night, however, a reporter presumed Ty Jerome might not know a No. 16 had never won, and decided to ask a player on the only No. 1 seed to lose to a No. 16 seed if he knew they were the first team to do so.


Is it ever a great idea to remind a player, who just lost the biggest game of his life, if he understands the magnitude of said loss? As if this moment isn't going to live with him for the rest of his life, a reporter thought it necessary to punish him further?

There's a right time for every question, and there's a wrong time. This reporter chose wrong.