April 2 (UPI) -- People were lining up at various Little Caesars locations Monday to claim free pizza in honor of the No. 16 seed UMBC Retrievers knocking off No. 1 Virginia in the 2018 NCAA men's basketball tournament.
The dogs led the diehards to dough as part of a pre-tournament offer specified by the pizza chain.
The offer stated that if any of the No. 16 seeds beat a No. 1 seed during the games on March 15 and March 16, Little Caesars would give away one free 'Hot-N-Ready' lunch combo to every family that goes into a stores from 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Monday and mentions the offer at checkout.
The offer was valid only at participating stores in the United States.
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The Retrievers pulled off the stunning upset on March 16, beating the Cavaliers 74-54 in the first round at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C. UMBC lost 50-43 to Kansas State in the next round of the tournament.