Men's Basketball Falls Just Short, Dropping 70-68 Decision at Lehigh
Bethlehem, Pa. – UMBC freshman guard Rodney Elliott (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll) and senior forward Chase Plummer (Plainfield, N.J./St. Patrick) sparked a furious second-half rally, but the effort fell just short, as the Retrievers fell at Lehigh, 70-68.
Men's Basketball Heads Back to Pennsylvania for Saturday Matinee at Lehigh
UMBC continues its four-game road swing at Lehigh on Saturday, Dec. 6. It will be the first meeting between the Retrievers and Mountain Hawks since the 1997-98 campaign. The Retrievers will not return home until Dec. 30 when they complete a home-and-home series with Navy. Tip-off time is set for 2:00 p.m. and Paul Mittermeier brings fans all the action on Q1370 radio or www.q1370.com.
Plummer Scores Season-High 27 Pts., but UMBC Falls at Duquesne, 94-88
PITTSBURGH – UMBC senior forward Chase Plummer scored a season-high 27 points, just one shy of his career-record, but UMBC could not upend Duquesne on the road, falling 94-88, Wednesday evening at the Palumbo Center.
Men's Basketball Opens Road Swing at Duquesne On Wednesday Evening
UMBC opens a four-game road swing at Duquesne on Wednesday, Dec. 6. The Retrievers will not return home until Dec. 30 when they complete a home-and-home series with Navy. Tip-off time is set for 7:00 p.m. and Paul Mittermeier brings fans all the play-by-play action on Q1370 radio or www.q1370.com.
BALTIMORE – Four UMBC players scored in double figures and the host Retrievers hit 16-of-23 shots from the floor in the second half to rally past UMES, 64-59, at the RAC Arena. UMBC freshman post David Kadiri, making his second collegiate start, led the Retrievers with 21 points. Kadiri, who entered the game with 20 points in his first six outings, hit 10-of-13 shots from the floor in 24 minutes of action. Senior guard Quentin Jones, also making his second start, scored all 13 of his points in the second half, including four free throws in the final 27 seconds to seal the victory.
In-state rivals UMBC and UMES meet for the first time since 2005 in the Retrievers’ final home game prior to four straight on the road. The game also features teacher versus student as former UMBC assistant and Howard head coach Frankie Allen returns to the RAC Arena to match up against his former player/assistant Aki Thomas. Tip-off time is set for 7:00 p.m. and Gary Stein and Paul Mittermeier bring fans all the play-by-play action on Q1370 radio or www.q1370.com. The game will also be streamed on www.umbcretrievers.tv.
BALTIMORE – UMBC Head Men’s Basketball Coach Aki Thomas is pleased to announce that three prospective student-athletes have signed national letters-of-intent to compete in men’s basketball at UMBC in the fall of 2014. All three prospective student-athletes – Silver Spring’s Malcolm Brent, Bowie’s Jourdan Grant and Frederick’s Lamell Washington are Maryland natives.
Towson, Md. – UMBC’s shooting woes deepened as the Retrievers managed to hit only 29 percent from the floor and Towson defeated UMBC, 75-60 at SCU Arena. Senior forward Chase Plummer (Plainfield, N.J./St. Patrick) led the Retrievers with 17 points and junior forward Devarick Houston (Jonesboro, Ga./Mays) tied his season high with 11 points.
In its 47-year varsity basketball history, the Towson Tigers are UMBC’s most frequently-contested opponent and the two squads will meet for the 55th time on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at SECU Arena. The game is the fifth in a row for UMBC versus Baltimore-Washington area rivals. Tip-off time is set for 7:30 p.m. and Gary Stein and Paul Mittermeier bring fans all the play-by-play action on Q1370 radio or www.q1370.com.
He had his chances to walk away. There were six games left in his junior season when Justin Fry suffered a knee injury that required surgery, but he missed just five contests and returned in time to make a huge impact in UMBC’s run to the 2009 America East championship game, scoring 19 points in the Retrievers’ quarterfinals upset victory over Boston University.
As soon as Chris De La Rosa arrived on campus at UMBC in the fall of 2008, the comparisons began. Like the Retrievers’ incumbent point guard, Jay Greene, De La Rosa was undersized, though at 5-foot-10, he had a few inches on Greene. Both were capable scorers and even better passers.
Whether he is in the classroom or on the basketball court, UMBC junior guard Brian Hodges is determined to make the most of his time.
Hodges has been in the starting lineup just three times this season for the Retrievers, who over the past two years have discovered quite the sixth man in their rotation. This season, Hodges leads the team with a 16.2-point average despite playing just 24.9 minutes per game.
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Men’s basketball team manager Armando Cadogan, a.k.a. Panama, does it all. When he's not in school or helping out with the team, Panama appears on the HBO series The Wire, designs clothing, has his own record label and is a musician.