Little Caesars offers free lunch after UMBC beat Virginia

Posted at 8:50 PM, Apr 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-02 20:50:30-04

"Because crazy happened," Little Caesars offered lunch Monday to customers. It's all thanks to UMBC men's basketball team's historic win over Virginia.

Dozens of people waited in a long lines to score the free offer, including those in Towson.

At the start of the NCAA tournament, Little Caesars took to Twitter to place a wager.

Then, it happened. No. 16 UMBC defeated No. 1 Virginia in the first round of the tournament 74-54.

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"UMBC was great," said fan Richard Arrington. "I'm so proud of them."

Staying true to its word, Little Caesars offered the combo meal for a limited time on Monday.

"This has never happened before and I get free pizza! It's exciting," said fan Mackenzie Cooke.

UMBC didn't advance pass the second round of the tournament after falling to Kansas State 50-43.