After the game, one of my friends said to me something along the lines of 'well maybe we had to lose so that another team could finally get a win'. It's hard to make sense of the fact that after being #1 in the nation for the past few weeks, we became the first #1 team to be defeated in the first round of the tournament. And not just that, but we were the overall #1 seed, it's not like we just snuck in there. I've tried to rationalize it in every way possible, but the only conclusion I keep reaching is that the only way this will be ok is if UMBC can make it all the way to the end and pull off a true Cinderella story. Go Retrievers, I guess.