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What did Stephen Curry give UMBC players before NCAA game vs. Kansas State?

UMBC’s Jairus Lyles (10) believes he can get to the rim against anybody. He averages 20 points per game for his team, a No. 16 seed that takes on Kansas State Sunday night in Charlotte with the winner advancing to the Sweet 16.
UMBC’s Jairus Lyles (10) believes he can get to the rim against anybody. He averages 20 points per game for his team, a No. 16 seed that takes on Kansas State Sunday night in Charlotte with the winner advancing to the Sweet 16. AP

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry sent some gifts to the upstart Maryland-Baltimore County college basketball team prior to the Retrievers' NCAA tournament game against Kansas State on Sunday.

Curry, who represents and wears Under Armour products, sent UMBC some "unreleased" shoes and "swag," according to a UMBC tweet showing the players opening the gear. UMBC also wears Under Armour products.

The Retrievers were the first No. 16 seeded team to beat a No. 1 seed when they defeated Virginia on Friday night in Charlotte. No. 16 seeds were 0-135 against top seeds prior to Friday's game.

The Curry 5 shoes, though deemed unreleased, had a limited release on March 14.

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