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UMBC Headed to NCAA Tournament for First Time in a Decade

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    UMBC Headed to NCAA Tournament for First Time in a Decade
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    CATSONSVILLE, MD - FEBRUARY 18: Overall during a college basketball game between the Albany Great Danes and the UMBC Retrievers at the Events Center on February 18, 2018 in Catonsville, Maryland. The Retrievers won 68-60. (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

    The University of Maryland, Baltimore County Retrievers beat out top-seeded Vermont, paving the way for the team's first NCAA tournament game since 2008.

    UMBC won the American East tournament after Silver Spring native Jairus Lyles broke a tie with a last second 3-point shot, putting the Retrievers ahead 65-62.

    Lyles scored 27 points to lead the second-seeded Retrievers (24-10) to their second conference title and second trip to the NCAA Tournament.

    Tre Bell-Haynes scored 18 for Vermont (27-6).

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    The team is now guaranteed to be one of 68 teams that will play in the NCAA Tournament, which begins Tuesday.

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