Thanks to its own administration’s decision to shut down football, UAB is a football school. The basketball team made it all that more official.
If you’re still looking for a rooting interest in the NCAA Tournament, now you have one.
No. 14 seed UAB upset Iowa State 60-59 for the first major upset of the Tournament, sending the Cyclones home and busting brackets all over the country. UAB was the first team to hold Iowa State to less than 60 points since Texas Tech on Jan. 23, 2013.