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Host Maine Black Bears Hit 10 of 19's Three's; Defeat Men's Basketball, 70-56
UMBC dropped its third straight game and fell to 6-12 overall and 2-3 in the America East Conference, while
Junior guard Brian Hodges accounted for the bulk of UMBC’s offense throughout much of the game. He finished with 26 points, but at one point, he had 22 of UMBC’s first 35 points. Hodges, UMBC’s America East Player of the Game, posted his personal best ninth straight game in double figures. Sophomore guard Thomas Young also scored in double figures for the fifth straight league game, scoring 13 points.
Mike Housman opened the second half with a driving layup for UMBC, cutting the lead to 37-30 and UMBC had another possession to close the gap further, but Jay Greene’s three-pointer was off the mark. Hodges, who started the second half for the first time since he has been coming off the bench, kept UMBC within nine points on two occasions, but an 8-0 Black Bear run pushed the margin to 52-35 with 12:16 remaining. UMBC would never be within single digits the rest of the way.
Kevin Reed led
The Retrievers have a quick turnaround as they make the long trip home and must entertain surprising