Good News, Bad News For UMBC

Photo of UMBC basketball team (WBFF Photo)

(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.

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