This article is part of our Sweet 16 Preview series.Cinderella survived and advanced like never before in the South region. None of the top four seeds in the South reached the Sweet 16. The UMBC Retrievers pulled off the greatest upset in the history of the NCAA Tournament, becoming the first 16-seed to defeat a No. 1 seed. The Retrievers defeated Virginia in convincing fashion to boot, clobbering the shell-shocked Cavaliers by 20 points. UMBC could not replicate the magic against Kansas State, though, as the Wildcats stymied the previously unstoppable Retriever offense en route to the Sweet 16.
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