Karyn and Lyric Swann. Photo courtesy of UMBC Athletics.

Double Dribble

Lyric had no idea when she was cheering at her mother’s alma mater’s Homecoming games or attending UMBC Nike Basketball Camp in 8th grade that she would one day leave her own legacy on the same court.

The Shot Heard ‘Round the World

When UMBC dethroned the University of Vermont, 65 – 62, to win the America East men’s basketball champion ship on March 10, few anticipated the journey ahead. A stunning three-point shot by Jairus Lyles, with less than a second left on the clock, didn’t just catapult UMBC to the NCAA tournament, it set the tone for the nail-biting, heart-pounding, history-making run that would follow.