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MEN'S BASKETBALL NEARLY DIGS OUT OF BIG EARLY DEFICIT, BUT FALLS TO MAINE IN AMERICA EAST OPENER, 62-51
UMBC would increase the defensive pressure in the second half, and hold
The Retrievers had a couple of possessions to tie or take the lead, but hit just one field goal on their next nine trips down the floor and Maine rebuilt the lead to 56-47 with 2:45 to play. Back-to-back buckets by Gogerty and Michael Knight gave UMBC hope, down 56-51 with 1:18 remaining, but the Retrievers turned the ball over on their final three possessions and lost their seventh straight league game, dating back to last year.
“They played their hearts out, gave 110% and that’s all we can ask of them,” said Head Coach Randy Monroe of his squad. “ I still believe we will become a better basketball team as our season moves along. I was extremely happy with the effort, but you are never satisfied. That’s what you teach your young men, they can’t be satisfied.”
Junior forward Cory McJimson led UMBC with 14 points, while Gogerty added 11 points and 6 assists. Senior center Andrew Feeley nearly posted a “double-double” with 9 points and 11 rebounds and he added 3 blocked shots. UMBC held
Campbell, Kevin Reed, and Jermaine Jackson shared game honors for