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Men's Basketball Advances to America East Semi-Finals with 70-61 Win Over Maine
UMBC will play top-seeded
The game featured 12 ties and 17 lead changes, as the Black Bears would take a 61-59 lead on Kevin Reed’s jumper with 3:14 remaining. But UMBC would score the final 11 points of the game. Brian Hodges followed his own miss with a put-back to tie the score at 61-all with 2:38 remaining. After
After Reed missed a three-point attempt, sophomore guard Thomas Young was fouled on the rebound and converted both ends of the one-and-one with 41 seconds left. Young repeated the feat just 12 seconds later after rebounding a Phil Bofia miss to give UMBC a 68-61 lead.
Greene, named UMBC’s America East Player of the Game hit seven of nine shots from the floor, four of six from behind the arc and three of four from the line. He scored 16 of his points in the first half and added six assists and three steals. Greene and Chris Pugh combined for 27 of UMBC’s 32 first half points as the Retrievers and Black Bears went to intermission tied at 32-all.
Pugh finished with 14 points, while Young scored all 13 of his points in the second half. Young also garnered six of his seven rebounds in the final 5:13 of the game. Senior Mike Housman added 11 points and tied Young for rebound honors with seven.
UMBC hit 49 percent from the floor (25/51) and eight of 19 shots from behind the arc.
The Retrievers were swept in the regular season by