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Men's Basketball Drops 83-63 Decision to Vermont
UMBC sophomore wing Thomas Young scored a season and career high 23 points for the Retrievers (6-11, 2-2), which has lost its fourth straight at home. Chris Seaborn also scored a season and career-tying 8 points, while Brian Hodges and Chris Pugh added 10 each. Sophomore guard Jay Greene had 10 of UMBC’s 11 assists.
The 83 points allowed was the first time the Retrievers have allowed 80+ points since a 95-82 win against Navy on Jan. 3, 2006.
The Retrievers shot 41.4% from the floor and 7.7% (1/13) from behind the arc, with Hodges hitting the long ball in the first half.
Vermont led, 49-30 at halftime, but UMBC came out with a renewed sense of play in the second half as Young hit two shots and Chris Pugh made a pair of free throws to make the score 51-36 just 1:23 into the half, but Trapani ended all hopes of a comeback with seven straight points to built the lead to 58-36 with 17:04 to play.
The Retrievers have the weekend off and will travel to