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Hodges Named to America East Second Team; Pugh Captures All Defensive Team Award
Chris Pugh is UMBC's first America East Defensive Team representative
Brian Hodges has scored 28 and 33 points respectively in UMBC's opening round America East games the last two seasons
Hodges finished fourth in the league in scoring at 15.1 points per game and was a two-time America East Player of the Week. He became the 14th player in school history to hit the 1,000-point plateau and just the fourth UMBC Division I player to amass 1,000 points in three seasons. Hodges becomes the second Retriever to earn Second Team honors as John Zito received the same honor a season ago. He was also one of five players (all All Conference nominees) to be named to the All Academic Team.
Pugh averaged a career-best 8.8 points per game this season, but has always been the assignment of shutting down the league’s top perimeter threats. He is currently ninth on UMBC’s all-time steals list with 130.
The fifth-seeded Retrievers open tournament play on Saturday, when they take on fourth-seeded