After historic upset, UMBC braces for Kansas St.

Ivan Schwartz
March 20, 2018

The dream had ended, but some players managed smiles as they left the court. The players hugged at midcourt. "Kansas State won, right?"

The victor of the UMBC vs Kansas State game will face No. 5 Kentucky in the Sweet 16 Round on March 22-23.

"It was mutual respect", UMBC senior K.J. Maura said.

Cheers if you had Kansas State getting to the second weekend and don't live in the Little Apple.

This tournament's ultimate Cinderella couldn't continue, slogging through a miserable game for both offenses, which combined for 32 made shots and 59 missed ones.

The Retrievers will meet No. 8 seed Kansas State on Sunday where they could advance to the Sweet 16 - where no 16 has gone before.

UMBC finishes the season at 25-11, That's more wins than UMBC had in the three seasons combined before Ryan Odom took over (they had 20 between 2013-14 and 2015-16).

"We all wanted to be in the "One Shining Moment" video", Sherburne said. "Just proud, very proud of these kids and what they've been able to do", Odom said. "Just captured our country and beyond, to be honest, from a sporting perspective and it's really, really neat to see".

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Berry, who was last year's Most Outstanding Player in the Final Four, reached a notable mark during Friday's game. Hogg collected the block and rifled a pass to Robert Williams , who was smiling as the ball was in the air.

Ryan is the son of Dave Odom, who retired in 2008 after being the head coach at SC.

Seidel said he knew that UMBC was going to win when the Retrievers were up by 17 with just over 3 minutes remaining.

And there was nothing to be ashamed of. "I know they got off to a good start, but coach challenged us to respond to it". "We have to have somebody else step up tomorrow night". "Nobody can take this away from us moving forward - win or lose". No. 10 seed Butler The betting market often overcompensates for injuries in the NCAA Tournament, which might be happening here with Purdue losing center Isaac Haas to an elbow injury and the spread trimming 2.5 points. The victory allowed 11th-seeded Loyola-Chicago to keep pace with the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, a commuter school in Baltimore which - before Friday night - was best known as a master of the game of chess by those who actually knew of the school.

The Titans stormed back again and came downcourt in the final seconds with a chance to knock out the top-ranked team in the nation, but Fullerton guard Keith Anderson was mugged and stripped of the ball as he drove the lane and the Razorbacks held on to reach the Final Four. "When I walked over to the sideline and up in front of the sea of yellow of our fan section, they were going insane with us".

And yet, UMBC could've pulled this one out as well. They led by 6 at the half and kept shooting in the second half of the game, never giving up the lead.

"People I haven't talked to in years were texting me, 'Hey, I still have your number from school, '" Seidel said in a phone interview late Friday. They had an edge playing Virginia, a team that isn't good at playing catch up. "I think we gave hope to guys that are not even that tall like me".

"We need to do within our realm what we can", Hall said Sunday.

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