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UMBC MENíS BASKETBALL TESTS VIRGINIA IN 77-66 LOSS WEDNESDAY NIGHT
Brian Hodges tallied 23 points with a career-high six three-point baskets on Wednesday.
UMBC jumped out to a 17-12 lead by the 11:24 mark but was outscored by the Cavaliers 21-13 as UVA took a 33-30 lead at the end of the first stanza.
UMBC came out of the break making its first three three-point baskets, including Brian Hodges hitting one of his six treys in the game at the 14:37 mark to give UMBC a 41-40 lead.
The Cavaliers went back on top and held a 60-53 advantage until back-to-back three-point baskets by John Zito and Hodges closed the lead to 60-59 with 6:55 to play.
The Cavaliers responded with a 7-0 run and behind 13-of-14 shooting at the free throw line in the second half held off the Retrievers for the 11-point victory.
Hodges finished with a season-high 23 points for UMBC with a career-high six three-point baskets. Jay Greene tallied 12 points, making 4-of-8 from outside the arc. Mike Housman led UMBC with eight rebounds while scoring eight points.
J.R. Reynolds led the Cavaliers in scoring with a team-high 20 points.
UMBC returns to action at Navy on Jan. 3.