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MEN'S BASKETBALL STRUGGLES EARLY; FALLS AT BOSTON UNIVERSITY, 67-51
Boston, MA--The UMBC men's basketaball team (6-8, 1-4 America East) made only five first half field goals and could not recover as they fell at host Boston University (11-3, 5-0 AE), 67-51, at Case Gymnasium.
UMBC was only 5 of 30 from the floor in the first half, and committed 10 first half turnovers. The Retrievers trailed, 6-4, but the hosts scored the next 11 points to take a 17-4 lead with 11:11 to play in the second half. UMBC trimmed the lead back to eight points, at 21-13, with 5:38 to play in the half, but the Terriers closed the stanza on a 11-3 run to take command.
The Terriers extended the margin to as many as 26 points at 44-18 at the 15:30 mark of the second half. The final margin of 16 points was as close as UMBC would get the rest of the way.
Freshman Brian Hodges led UMBC with 12 points, while senior center Andrew Feeley, who suffered early foul trouble, added 10 points. UMBC's starting backcourt of Chris Pugh and Rob Gogerty did not score, although Gogerty had 6 assists and a pair of steals.
UMBC shot 29.5% (18/61) for the game, while Boston U. hit 26 of 49 shots for a 53.1% mark.