Don Markus, reporter: UMBC, the first No. 16 seed to win a game in the NCAA tournament, had history on its side Sunday night. Simply, there was no history, no precedent for the Retrievers to follow in their Round of 32 matchup against No. 9 seed Kansas State in Charlotte, N.C. Unfortunately for the millions of college basketball fans who fell in love with Ryan Odom's team after its 20-point win over top-seed Virginia on Friday, UMBC couldn't write another chapter by reaching the Sweet 16. Trailing by as many as seven points in the first half and by five at halftime, the Retrievers had several chances to take the lead — and possibly the momentum. The last time came with 5 1/2 minutes remaining. Ultimately, UMBC ran out of magic, and gas, and eventually time in a 50-43 loss to the Wildcats. But that didn't mean the little team from Catonsville didn't take a huge step this weekend, one that few will ever forget.