The No. 16 seed UMBC Retrievers (25-10) has stunned the college basketball world by taking down top overall seed UVA.
Based on NCAA tournament history, the UMBC Retrievers held a very, very slight chance of taking down top overall seed UVA. In fact, No. 1 seeds were 135-0 all-time against No. 16 seeds before the impossible happened.
Picked in just three percent of ESPN’s NCAA Tournament Challenge, the Retrievers did the impossible Friday night by becoming the first No. 16 seed ever to beat a No. 1 seed in men’s NCAA tournament history.
Next, UMBC faces a second-round battle against No. 9 seed Kansas State on Sunday night. Do the Retrievers have another upset in them?
A win would give UMBC their first Sweet Sixteen appearance in program history.
UMBC vs. Kansas State Predictions and Odds
Let’s see what odds the Retrievers face heading into their second-round matchup against No. 9 seed Kansas State.
- FiveThirtyEight: 28 percent chance to advance to Sweet Sixten, three percent chance of an Elite Eight appearance
- SportsLine: Total consensus of 61 percent chance
- TeamRankings.com: 13 percent chance of beating Kansas St. according to TeamRankings.com’s decision tree model
- OddsShark.com: UMBC will win 71-66, per OddsShark’s predicted score
- ESPN’s Basketball Power Index: 16.3 percent chance
How to Watch UMBC vs. Kansas State Live Stream
The NCAA has provided college basketball fans with the invaluable March Madness Live stream, which is available on all major devices.
Here are the complete details on how to watch or catch the live stream of UMBC vs. Kansas State second-round game in the South Region:
Date: Sunday, March 18
Time: 7:45 p.m. ET
Location: Charlotte, NC
TV Channel: TRUTV
Live Stream: March Madness Live
The Retrievers four-guard lineup proved to be the difference maker in their memorable upset win against UVA, which could prove troublesome for the Wildcats. Furthermore, Kansas State’s Dean Wade, All-Big 12 first-team forward, will likely miss Sunday night’s March Madness second-round clash.
UMBC basketball star Jairus Lyles has been unstoppable in the Retrievers America East championship game and in Friday night’s historic upset, combining for 55 points over the two-game span.