Two months after the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s staggering NCAA Tournament blowout of the University of Virginia, a group of graduated Retrievers is itching to get back on the court and compete.
Local sports boosters: If the slumping Orioles have got you down, here’s yet another reminder that the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s men’s basketball program made history two months ago by toppling the mighty 1-seeded University of Virginia. Now, there’s a bobblehead to mark the triumphant day.
The Boys’ Latin School of Maryland held an event yesterday to recognize and celebrate two senior athletes who have signed National Letters of Intent to play NCAA Division I and II college lacrosse next year.
Mason Russell will play at the University of Alabama Huntsville and Jack Morton will play at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC).
Local sports radio station 105.7 The Fan is giving the UMBC Retrievers an on-air victory lap tomorrow morning.
A pithy banner hanging on the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s campus sums it up well: “Number one seeds: 135-1. We’re the 1.”
Fresh off of a very exciting conference championship win over the University of Vermont, punctuated by a buzzer-beating three, the 16-seeded University of Maryland, Baltimore County is set to square off with 1-seeded University of Virginia this Friday. While the Retrievers will likely put up a valiant fight, the odds are anything but in their favor.