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MEN'S BASKETBALL FACES NEW HAMPSHIRE IN FIRST ROUND OF AMERICA EAST TOURNAMENT
The UMBC men's basketball team will make its second appearance in the America East Conference Men's Basketball Tournament this weekend. UMBC opens the tournament as the ninth-seeded Retrievers (10-17, 5-13 America East) take on the eighth-seeded New Hampshire Wildcats (9-19, 5-13) at 6pm at the Binghamton University Events Center. The game will be broadcast live by ESPN 1300, and can be also accessed via umbcretrievers.com (audio link).
UNH swept a pair of games from UMBC this year, 60-41, in Baltimore on January 2, and 73-64, in Durham, NH on January 29. UMBC debuted in the tournament last year with a 65-59 loss to Stony Brook The Retrievers were also the #9 seed in last year's tournament.
The winner of the UMBC-UNH game goes on to play #1-seeded Vermont at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday.