Drew Stubbs

Digest: UMBC men's basketball beats Liberty to reach CIT semifinals

Digest: UMBC men's basketball beats Liberty to reach CIT semifinals

The UMBC men's basketball team defeated visiting Liberty, 80-68, on Sunday to reach the semifinals of the College Insider Tournament.

UMBC improved to 21-12, reaching the 21-win mark for just the second time in the school's 30-year Division I history. The 2007-08 America East championship team and NCAA qualifier holds the record for victories with 24.

Liberty's season came to a close at 21-14.

Five Retrievers scored in double figures, led by junior guard Jairus Lyles, who had 20 points. Lyles also had a game-high eight rebounds and added five assists. Senior forward Will Darley (Dulaney) finished with 18 points. Junior guards...

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