Jairus Lyles leads UMBC to upset win over No. 1 seed UVA

Jairus Lyles.  COURTESY PHOTOJairus Lyles.       COURTESY PHOTO  What. A. Game.
The Retrievers of University of Maryland, Baltimore County pulled off the unthinkable on Friday night by dismantling the overall No. 1 seed, Virginia, in the NCAA Tournament.
The win marked the first time in NCAA Tournament history that a No. 16 seed beat a No. 1 seed.
The Retrievers were led by Montgomery County product Jairus Lyles who finished with a game-high 28 points and added four rebounds and three assists in UMBC’s 74-54 victory.
“I think we had the confidence coming into the game,” said Lyles. “I don’t think there was a point in the game that we thought we couldn’t play with them.”


Ohio State’s Snyder avenges loss for third straight Big Ten crown in possible NCAA final preview

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Ohio State senior Kyle Snyder’s overtime takedown secured his third straight Big Ten crown with a 4-2 decision over 285-pound rival Adam Coon of Michigan, avenging last month’s loss and pacing his Buckeyes to the overall title in the two-day event on Sunday at Michigan State's Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan.

The 5-foot-11 Snyder (224 pounds) overcame a 59-pound weight disadvantage against the 6-foot-5 Coon (283), a senior who won their Feb. 11 bout 3-1 during an 18-15 dual meet triumph for Snyder’s Buckeyes.

“It wasn’t the most exciting match because there wasn’t a lot of action. I usually try go out there, shoot a ton, be really active and see what happens,” said Snyder, a two-time World Champion and an Olympic gold medalist at 213 pounds, according to “But with Coon, he’s just really heavy, and his leg defense has gotten better, so I have to be more strategic with what I do. A takedown in overtime is cool. It’s just about making adjustments.”

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