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.
Gerald Green said he was only coming to the defense of a teammate when he shoved Timberwolves center Gorgui Dieng in the back, a move for which he was ejected. That teammate, Chris Paul, said he will pay any fine Green is assessed.
Welcome to the Sweet 16, Sister Jean. Loyola-Chicago’s Cinderella story is just one delightful development in this year’s field. Half the 1-seeds are gone, and there’s no telling who has the upper hand to reach the Final Four.
Kansas State kept the Retrievers from moving on to the Sweet 16, but the unlikely team from Maryland will always have its place in history.
Down by two with 3.6 seconds left, Michigan found an improbable hero in freshman Jordan Poole, who had played only 10 minutes Saturday night before his 30-footer at the buzzer stunned Houston and sent the Wolverines into the Sweet 16.
The University of Maryland Baltimore County is what a Cinderella story looks like. As the Retrievers revel in the glory of their historic achievement, the question remains: Can they continue their run?
With the way the tourney is shaping up, the later rounds might be lacking in future high NBA draft picks. Deandre Ayton, Collin Sexton and Trae Young all saw their seasons — and probably their college careers — come to an end.
Tyronn Lue handed coaching duties to Larry Drew after he left Cleveland’s win at Chicago early with an illness. “We worry about his health, obviously,” LeBron James said. “That’s way more important than this game of basketball.”
Veteran running back Danny Woodhead, who scored 32 touchdowns and gained nearly 5,000 total yards over nine NFL seasons, has announced his retirement.
Sure, it could happen. A No. 16 could beat a No. 1. But would it ever really, actually, truly happen? Yes, it finally did, in the most improbable, do-you-believe-that-just happened upset in NCAA tournament history.