Good News, Bad News For UMBC
(WBFF)- UMBC's Retrievers received their NCAA Tournament assignment Sunday evening, and it's not exactly an optimal one.
UMBC was given a 16 seen and will open NCAA play Friday against Virginia, which was given the number one overall seed in the tournament.
UMBC qualified for the NCAA Tournament Saturday on a last second three pointer by Jarius Lyles that defeated Vermont in the America East conference championship.
Their 24 wins matched a school record, set in 2008.
UMBC is the only team from Maryland to receive an NCAA bid.
UMBC will tip off against Virginia at 9:20pm Friday.