Basketball Celebrates Dawn of New Season With Friday's "Retriever Madness"

photo by: Mitchell Layton
photo by: Mitchell Layton

The UMBC men's and women's basketball teams will celebrate the dawn of the 2018-19 campaigns with "Retriever Madness!"

The festivities take place at the UMBC Event Center on Friday, Nov. 2. Doors open at 8:00 p.m. and the Madness begins at 8:30 p.m. Phil Stern's women's squad will be introduced to get the party started, followed by Ryan Odom's men's team.

The returning men's players will receive their America East Championship rings and then, the league championship banner and special NCAA-themed banner will be raised to the rafters!

The fun continues as the players align with students in basketball-themed and other games on the arena floor. The night concludes with one student getting a chance to shoot for $25,000!