Men's Basketball vs. Vermont
Retrievers take on Vermont in rematch of America East Finals
Thursday, February 21, 2019 · All Day
UMBC will take on Vermont in a mid-week night game on Thursday, February 21st at the UMBC Event Center. Tip-off will be at 7:00 p.m. It's Fortnite Night and UMBC's "Spread Respect" game. The game will be broadcast nationally on ESPNU!
This will be a rematch of last years America East Championship, in which UMBC was able to overcome Vermont in a thriller, 65-62. Jairus Lyles was able to cap off the win with the "Shot Seen 'Round The Nation" with just 0.6 seconds remaining. This led them to the tourney, in which they shocked the nation as the first team to ever beat a number one seed as a 16 seed.
UMBC defeated Vermont, 74-61, in Burlington on Jan. 23, handing the first-place Catamounts their lone America East loss (11-1) this season. The Retrievers are in third place, only two games behind at 9-3.
Vermont opened the Event Center last year, defeating UMBC before a sold out crowd of over 4,700.
Come on, #RetrieverNation, let's show the country what we're all about!