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Congratulations UMBC Men's Basketball

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Winning the America East Tournament, upsetting Vermont in the process, and getting auto bid to NCAA Tournament. 

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Love when local schools not named Maryland get in. 

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1 hour ago, bmore_ken said:

Love when local schools not named Maryland get in. 

But this one is ,).....

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9 minutes ago, Eastside Terp said:

But this one is ,).....

You know what I meant :lol:

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Not that I have any real emotional attachment to the school, I'm still happy to see my alma mater make the NCAA Tournament.

Go Retrievers!

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Posted (edited)

Wish I could say I saw that coming. If I had, I'd have put money on the Retrievers.

I guess the law of averages favored a 16 seed winning sooner or later, considering No. 16's had been 0-135 before tonight, but what was really surprising was how dominant UMBC was in the second half. It's not like they were shooting a bunch of prayers that got answered from beyond the arc; they were putting the ball on the floor and beating the Cavaliers to the rim. The Retrievers were the better team in the final 20 minutes.

I was really impressed with Jairus Lyles (who I had never seen play) and his ability to not only take the ball to the basket, but also be able to finish with either hand. It's amazing how many guys can't do that.

Been 30 years since I graduated from there, and I haven't been the most active alumnus by any stretch of the imagination, but I did feel a little pride as the final seconds ticked off the clock. If nothing else, at least I can say my old school made history.

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I graduated from UMBC in 1991; great victory!

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8 hours ago, Eastside Terp said:

Wow, just wow.....

I just heard. How the hell did that happen?

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UVA's De'Andre Hunter, the ACC 6th Man of the Year, was out with an injury. 

Hope Ryan Odom doesn't leave for a higher-profile, better paying head coaching job. 

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Congratulations to K-State for becoming the first 9-seed to beat a 16-seed in tournament history.

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How awesome is it that the first 16 seed is a MD school?

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It was a great run. Hopefully, the short-lived media attention will enable UMBC to recruit better players for another tournament run next year.  

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