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The UMBC Retrievers men's basketball team represents the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I competition as a member of the America East Conference. UMBC made its first Division I postseason appearance in the NCAA tournament in 2008, in which it qualified by winning the America East Conference Tournament.[3] The UMBC Retrievers qualified for their second Division I postseason appearance in the NCAA tournament in 2018 by beating the University of Vermont in the America East Conference Tournament final. During the 2018 NCAA Tournament, UMBC became the first No. 16 seed to defeat a No. 1 seed in the NCAA men's tournament, beating the Virginia Cavaliers 74–54.[4][5]

UMBC Retrievers
2018–19 UMBC Retrievers men's basketball team
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UniversityUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County
Head coachRyan Odom (2nd season)
ConferenceAmerica East
LocationCatonsville, Maryland
ArenaUMBC Event Center[1]
(Capacity: 5,000[1])
NicknameRetrievers
Student sectionRetriever Rowdies
ColorsBlack and Gold[2]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate
NCAA Tournament Round of 32
2018
NCAA Tournament Appearances
2008, 2018
Conference Tournament Champions
2008, 2018
Conference Regular Season Champions
1999, 2008

PostseasonEdit

NCAA Division I Tournament resultsEdit

The Retrievers have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament two times. Their combined record is 1–2.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
2008 #15 First Round #2 Georgetown L 47–66[6]
2018 #16 First Round
Second Round
#1 Virginia
#9 Kansas State
W 74–54[7]
L 43–50[8]

NCAA Division II tournament resultsEdit

The Retrievers have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament two times. Their combined record is 3–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
1979 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Elite Eight
Mount St. Mary's
Virginia Union
Cheyney
W 79–74
W 58–56
L 62–65
1980 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
Benedict
Virginia Union
W 86–69
L 65–80

CIT resultsEdit

The Retrievers have appeared in the CIT once. Their record is 3–1.

Year Round Opponent Result
2017 First Round
Second Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Fairfield
Saint Francis (PA)
Liberty
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi
W 88–83[9]
W 87–79
W 80–68
L 61–79

RecordsEdit

All-Time LeadersEdit

*Accurate as of 10-16-2018 [10]

PointsEdit

Rank Player Career Total
1 Larry Simmons 1986–1990 1,805
2 Jairus Lyles 2015–2018 1,751
3 Rick Moreland 1979–1983 1,728
4 John Goedeke 1975–1979 1,698
5 Terrence Ward 1997–2001 1,692
6 Reggie Nance 1977–1981 1,558
7 Brian Hodges 2004–2008 1,472
8 Breck Robinson 1982–1986 1,323
9 Kennedy Okafor 1997–2001 1,319
10 Chase Plummer 2010–2014 1,307

AssistsEdit

Rank Player Career Total
1 Jay Greene 2005–2009 683
2 Dana Harris 1989–1992 507
3 Jeff Brooks 1976–1980 421
4 Larry Simmons 1986–1990 413
5 Rob Gogerty 2001–2005 386
6 Jack Kane 1975–1979 373
7 Jourdan Grant 2014-2018 349
8 Chris De La Rosa 2009-2011 344
9 Chris Farrell 1979–1983 319
10 Justin Wilson 1999–2003 317

ReboundsEdit

Rank Player Career Total
1 Kennedy Okafor 1997–2001 985
2 Rick Moreland 1979–1983 931
3 John Goedeke 1975–1979 919
4 Breck Robinson 1982–1986 902
5 Emmerson Small 1970–1974 810
6 Reggie Nance 1977–1981 781
7 Henry McCaskill 1971–1975 673
8 Andrew Feeley 2001–2005 648
9 Chase Plummer 2010–2014 626
10 Isaac Green 1996–2000 588

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Scherr, Rich (February 3, 2018). "UMBC's Loss to Vermont Doesn't Dampen Excitement for Event Center Opener". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  2. ^ "UMBC Colors". UMBC Brand and Style Guide. Retrieved April 1, 2019.
  3. ^ Fittipaldo, Ray (December 13, 2008). "Pitt: UMBC angles for a second run at postseason". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Retrieved March 22, 2018.
  4. ^ Wilco, Daniel (March 17, 2018). "Last perfect bracket busts after UMBC pulls off biggest upset in NCAA tournament history". NCAA.com. National Collegiate Athletic Association. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  5. ^ Reed, Steve (March 17, 2018). "No. 16 UMBC stuns No. 1 Virginia 74–54 to make NCAA history". Philadelphia, PA: WPVI-TV. Associated Press. Retrieved March 17, 2018.
  6. ^ "Box Score". ESPN. Retrieved March 16, 2018.
  7. ^ "UMBC vs Virginia Box Score". ESPN. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  8. ^ "UMBC vs. Kansas State Box Score". ESPN. Retrieved March 27, 2018.
  9. ^ "Fairfield vs UMBC Box Score". NCAA. Retrieved March 28, 2018.
  10. ^ "UMBC" (PDF). UMBC. Retrieved 2018-02-05.