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WASHINGTON SCORES 26 AS MEN'S BASKETBALL ENDS SLIDE WITH 72-53 VICTORY OVER STONY BROOK
UMBC 72, Stony Brook 53
Baltimore, MD—Senior guard Kareem Washington tallied a season high 26 points as host UMBC (7-14, 4-8 America East) snapped a four-game losing streak and toppled Stony Brook (6-15, 3-9), 72-53 before 1,347 fans at the RAC Arena.
Stony Brook, which dropped its fifth consecutive game, took a 24-17 lead with to play in the first half, but the Retrievers went on a 13-0 run to take control the contest. Sophomore forward John Zito scored eight straight points in the surge, including six of six from the free throw line. Zito entered the game hitting just 35.3% (24/68) from the charity stripe, but gave UMBC the lead for good with a pair of free throws at the mark.
The Retrievers led, 34-26, at intermission, and the Seawolves were still just down by nine points at 41-32 with to play. But UMBC solved Stony Brook’s
D.J. Munir led Stony Brook with 14 points, but just scored twice after halftime. Junior pivot Cori Spencer added 12 points. The Seawolves hit just 19 of 54 shots (35.2%) and were outrebounded, 41-28.