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RETRIEVER MENíS BASKETBALL SUFFERS SECOND STRAIGHT THREE-POINT ROAD LOSS, FALLING TO MAINE, 69-66
Chris Pugh hit a three-pointer to tie the game with 2.6 seconds remaining.
The loss is UMBCís third straight and fifth in their last six games, capping a winless America East road schedule. The Retrievers have one more game before the conference tournament, as they host first-place
The Retrievers led for most of the game, jumping out to a 10-0 lead, holding the Black Bears scoreless for the first of play. UMBC held a 36-20 advantage at halftime as
UMBC still never trailed in the game until the 8:29 mark in the second half, when senior Ernest Turner hit a three-pointer to put Maine up, 54-51, in the middle of the decisive six-minute 18-2 run by the Black Bears.
Despite the furious
Turner was brilliant on his Senior Night, hitting 7-of-8 from the floor in the second half for a game-high 23 points. He and his brother, Rashard Turner, combined for 33 second-half points and were a collective 16-for-21 from the floor, including 8-of-11 from three-point range on the game. Rashard Turner finished the game with 17 points.
After shooting just 9.1 percent from long distance in the first half,
Jerrell Dinkins led the Retrievers with 19 points, and John Zito added 18, as the seniors combined to go 13-of-22 from the floor and added seven rebounds apiece. Sophomore Brian Hodges scored 12, and junior Mike Housman contributed 10 points in the loss.