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FEELEY NOTCHES "DOUBLE-DOUBLE", BUT MEN'S BASKETBALL SWOON HITS FOUR IN 61-51 LOSS TO BOSTON UNIVERSITY
Feeley has six "double-doubles" on the season and 15 in his career
—The Boston University defense was too stiff for UMBC, as the Terriers held off the Retrievers, 61-51, in an America East contest at the RAC Arena.
The Retrievers missed 17 of their first 22 shots from the floor and trailed, 34-16 at intermission. After a John Zito layup gave UMBC its lone lead of the night at 10-9 at the mark, the visitors outscored their hosts, 21-2 over the next 8 and a half minutes and led, 30-12, with to play in the first half.
UMBC, which erased three halftime deficits to win home conference games in January, showed signs of another comeback when they scored the first 9 points of the half to trim their deficit to 34-25 just 2:42 into the stanza. They crept back even further as reserve forward Mike Housman tipped in a shot to bring UMBC to within, 53-46 with remaining. But UMBC would revert to its first half form, missing its next nine field goal and four free throw attempts, until Feeley scored with 1:12 left in the game, and the Terriers prevailed for the fourth time in four league meetings with UMBC.
Feeley recorded his first “double-double” in league play this year with game highs in points (16) and rebounds (14). Freshman wing Rashad Bilal was the other Retriever in double figures with 10 points. Senior guard Rob Gogerty dished out 6 assists, but was just 1 of 5 from the floor. Gogerty played the game with a protective shield after suffering a broken nose in practice yesterday.
Guards Shaun Wynn (13) and Chaz Carr (12) led a balanced Terrier attack. Senior forward Rashad Bell tallied 11 points, garnered 6 rebounds and rejected 5 UMBC shots.