WASHINGTON - Little Caesars is giving away free pizza during lunch today for UMBC's epic March Madness win.
The pizza company made an offer ahead of the NCAA basketball tournament that they would offer free pizza if a No. 16 seed beat a No. 1 seed during the first round.
And, since UMBC made history with their upset win over UVA in Round 1 of March Madness, Little Caesars is now making good on their offer!
Because "CRAZY HAPPENED" with a #16 beating a #1 (!!!!), everyone in America gets a free #LittleCaesars Lunch Combo on Monday, April 2nd.— Little Caesars (@littlecaesars) March 17, 2018
Congratulations & see our OFFICIAL RULES for more details: https://t.co/vHuy8315ee pic.twitter.com/8KGbskGFxt
"If any #16-seeded team beats a #1-seeded team in a crazy, unexpected victory in the games played on Thursday, March 15 or Friday, March 16 of the 2018 men’s college basketball tournament, Little Caesars will give away one free HOT-N-READY® Lunch Combo to every family that comes into a participating store between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. (local time) on April 2, 2018."
The UMBC Retrievers beat the UVA Cavaliers 74-54 on March 16, but later lost in the second round to Kansas State.
Little Caesars says those who want to take advantage of the offer need to mention it at the check-out counter. They say orders must be placed no later than 1 p.m. to receive the deal.
UMBC is the first men's basketball team in the NCAA to have a No. 16 seed upset victory.
Harvard women's basketball was the first to do this, as a No. 16 seeded team, upset No. 1 Stanford with a 71-67 win in 1998.