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MEN'S BASKETBALL LOSES BIG EARLY LEAD, FALLS TO DELAWARE, 74-62
Senior guard Mike Ames scored a season-high 24 points as
The Blue Hens missed their first eleven field goal attempts and committed five early turnovers as UMBC went out to a 13-2 lead at the mark of the first half. But then the Hens turned up the defensive intensity and forced eight UMBC turnovers in the final of the half and UMBC would hit just 4 of 13 field goals in the same span. UD went on a 25-11 run to end the half, keyed offensively by
Leading 27-24 at intermission, the Hens took advantage of some poor UMBC free throw shooting and 11 points by Ames in a five-minutes span in the second half to build a 53-39 lead with 6:55 remaining. UMBC would fight back, outscoring
John Zito led UMBC with 15 points, hitting 6 of 9 from the floor, but only converted on 3 of 9 from the free throw line. Cory McJimson added 12 points, and Kareem Washington and Rob Gogerty each had 10. Gogerty added 5 assists and 4 steals, as the Retrievers garnered a season-high 10 thefts. Sophomore forward Seth Davis added a team-high 9 rebounds, to go with 8 points and 4 blocked shots.
UMBC hit just 39.0% (23 of 59) from the floor, while