Jairus Lyles, Graduate Student, Men's Basketball

Jairus Lyles, Graduate Student, Men's Basketball

UMBC graduate student guard Jairus Lyles (Silver Spring, Md./DeMatha) drained a 23-footer from the top of the key with 0.6 seconds left to give the Retrievers a dramatic, come-from-behind 65-62 victory over top-seeded and host Vermont in the America East Championship game.

UMBC (24-9) celebrated their second America East title nearly 10 years after their first crown and NCAA Tournament bid.

 Lyles, who scored a game-high 27 points, was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player. He averaged 19.8 points over the Retrievers' three tournament games.