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4-1, 1st in Am. East

UMBC beats Air Force 77-72 in 2 OT

Joe Sherburne made four 3-pointers and scored 24 points and UMBC beat Air Force 77-72 in double overtime on Friday in the Bimini Jam.

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Retrievers coach Odom fetches updated deal

UMBC and coach Ryan Odom have agreed in principle to an amended contract after the program made history by becoming the first 16th-seeded men's basketball team to beat a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament.


Lyles on the team's historic win against UVA

UMBC guard Jairus Lyles joins The Plug to discuss the team's historic win over No. 1 Virginia, his shot over Vermont in the America East finals, his thoughts on mid-majors

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244dRyan McGee, David Hale and Jeff Goodman

From upsets, to instant celebrity, to Steph Curry, 72 hours of being UMBC

Nobody knew UMBC before the Retrievers pulled off college basketball's biggest upset. But suddenly stars and celebs were talking about them and fans were waiting until all hours to congratulate them. Inside the 72 hours that changed their lives.

Will Odom stay with UMBC? (1:15)
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245dJeff Goodman

UMBC to offer Odom contract 'within our realm'

UMBC will present coach Ryan Odom with a long-term contract that includes a salary increase that will help keep Odom with the Retrievers, athletic director Tim Hall told ESPN.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

Kansas State pulls away at the end 50-43. UMBC left it all in the court. My new favorite small guard is KJ Maura. A dynamic player who impacts the game with his skill and passion. Many could take a lesson. Heart over size.

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K-State knocks Cinderella UMBC out of tourney

The magical ride of the UMBC men's basketball team ended Sunday night when the Retrievers suffered a 50-43 loss to Kansas State in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

If you told HC Ryan Odom his UNBC team would beat Virginia and be in this position in the second game he would take it. 3 minutes left in Charlotte

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Kansas State with a three-point lead with 4:40 remaining. UMBC still hanging around despite 0 pts off 16 KSU turnovers and 7-14 at free throw line.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

UNC fans that are still hanging around are cheering for UMBC.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

Among the raucous UMBC fans sits decidedly non-raucous former Wake Forest head coach Dave Odom, watching son Ryan lead the Retrievers. Son credits his father for not hiring him as assistant, forcing him to forge his own path.

Paul Biancardi Basketball Recruiting 

UMBC playing aggressive defense. This possession ended with a closeout and blockout. Kansas State up 34-33 with 9 minutes left in the second half.

Seth Walder ESPN Analytics 

At halftime, Kansas State has a 13% chance to reach the Final Four, per BPI. UMBC has a 0.2% shot.

Paul Sabin ESPN Analytics 

After the Cincinnati loss and halfway though the first half against Kansas State, UMBC, a 16 seed is up to a 0.4% chance to reach the Final Four per BPI. Sounds impossible but the same team already overcame a 98.5% chance of losing its opening tournament game.

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

True Grit, a Chesapeake Bay brown retriever - NOT A GOLDEN RETRIEVER - is ready for Kansas State.

David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer 

UMBC with an appropriate tagline on their warm-up shirts...

Ryan McGee ESPN Senior Writer 

UMBC pep band student director/tuba player Joe Skowronski gets Alexander Jones, trumpet, ready for K-State. Both are seniors. Says Jones: "This weekend has been incredible. But I did run out of underwear."

Team Stats

Points Per Game71.0
Rebounds Per Game38.2
Assists Per Game15.2
Points Allowed59.0Tied-23rd

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Tournament History

Final Fours0
Tournament Record0-1
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances1