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Hodges Nets 24 More, But Men's Basketball is Nipped by Defending Champion Albany, 65-61
Junior guard Brian Hodges maintained his torrid pace, leading all scorers with 24 points and he was named UMBC’s Marlow Sports America East Player of the Game.
UMBC’s two-game winning streak came to an end and they fell to 6-10 overall, while
Hodges, the reigning America East Player of the Week, capped his night by hitting a long three-point field goal to tie the score at 61-all with 47 seconds left to play. But
UMBC built an early 15-11 lead, but a 12-2 Great Dane run gave them a 23-17 advantage with 7:45 remaining in the first stanza. They built the lead to as many as eight points before settling for a 33-27 halftime edge. But the Retrievers, who rallied from halftime deficits to win at
However, UMBC missed its next three field goal attempts and committed three turnovers as well and Albany crept back to draw even at 54-all on a three-point play by forward Brian Connelly.
Hodges hit nine of 14 shots from the floor and three of five from behind the arc. The nation’s leading scoring “sixth-man” is now averaging 17.6 ppg in his 12 non-starts. Greene added 16 points and five assists, while Young hit all seven free throw attempts in a 13-point performance.
The Retrievers face another league heavyweight in two days as they host