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MAINEíS LATE RUN DOES IN RETRIEVER MENíS HOOPS ON THE ROAD, 54-43
Orono, Maine Ė The UMBC menís basketball team saw Maine go on a 7-0 run midway through the second half with the score tied 31-31 to distance themselves from the Retrievers, who never came back within four points as the Black Bears defeated the visiting Retrievers, 54-43 in America East menís basketball action on Saturday night. The Retrievers (6-11, 3-5 AE) led the Black Bears (11-6, 5-3 AE) as Kareem Washington tallied his 1,000 career point on a buzzer beating lay-up to put UMBC up 22-21 at intermission.
With the lead at the break, UMBC and Maine went back-and-forth until the Black Bears hit their seven-point stride with Mark Flavin scoring all seven of Maineís points. Flavin scored a game-high 19 points and recorded a double-double 10 rebounds while adding five blocks.
The Retrievers shot 29.5 percent from the floor going 18-of-61 and were out rebounded 48-35. Maine shot 38.8 percent from the field.
UMBC was led by Seth Davis with nine points while Washington had nine rebounds to go along with four points.
Washington became the Retrieversí 13th player to ever score 1,000 points in a career, moving into 13th on UMBCís all-time points scored chart.