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ESPN Writer Admits He Left Last Night's Virginia-UMBC Game

A solo shot of Kyle Guy wearing a white Virginia basketball uniform.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - February 10: Kyle Guy #5 of the Virginia Cavaliers walks off the court after overtime during a game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at John Paul Jones Arena on February 10, 2018 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Virginia Tech defeated Virginia 61-60. (Photo by Ryan M. Kelly/Getty Images)

Friday night gave us arguably the most-historic game in the history of the NCAA Tournament. A No. 16 seed finally beat a No. 1 seed.

UMBC, the 16 seed in the South Region, topped the No. 1 overall seed in the whole tournament in Virginia. The game became a blowout in the second half.

While some of the millions of brackets out there likely had this upset, no one really expected it to happen.

An ESPN writer covering the tournament down in Charlotte actually admitted that he had left the arena to have dinner with his wife, assuming the game would provide no excitement or crazy newsworthy stories.

He was wrong, obviously.

"Just filed my column from Charlotte. Full disclosure: I'd left & headed across the street to meet my wife for a late dinner. Midway through second half I was like WTH and bolted back to the arena. I wasn't the only one," tweeted ESPN senior writer Ryan McGee.


Thankfully wherever he was having dinner wasn't too far from the arena. He got back in time to cover the end of the game.

You can read that column he wrote here.