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MEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS BEHIND EARLY, LOSES TO SAN FRANCISCO, 74-58
The Retrievers fell behind early as they began the contest committing five turnovers in the first four minutes while allowing Dons center James Bayless to score the gameís first ten points. USF led by as much as twelve before UMBC freshman Chris Pugh (Clinton, MD/Oxon Hill) made a three-pointer at 10:04 to bring the Retrievers to within five, at 18-13. However,
In the second half, UMBC still could not get past
For the game, USF shot 30-60 (50%) from the field and 6-11 (54.5%) from three-point range, while UMBC shot 16-49 (32.7%) and was only 1-11 from long distance. The Dons outrebounded UMBC, 38-33, and scored 13 points off the Retrieversí 28 turnovers. They were led by Bayless, who had 23 points on the night.
UMBC heads 30 miles south to take on Santa Clara on Monday, December 22 at 7 p.m. Pacific time.