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UMBC Men's Basketball Starts 2-0; Proctor, Hodges, Johnson Shine in 76-69 Win at La Salle
UMBC is off to its first 2-0 start since the 2003-04 season. They have now defeated
Senior guard Brian Hodges added 22 points and set a UMBC school record by hitting all 12 attempts from the free throw line. Senior Cavell Johnson scored 15 of his 17 points and garnered all of his nine rebounds in the second half.
For the second straight game, UMBC rallied from a first-half deficit to get the victory.
But it was the Retrievers who opened the second half on a 9-0 run to take a 37-35 lead and they were never headed. The Explorers did come within 4on a 9-0 run to take a 37-35 lead and they were never headed. The Explorers did come within 46-45, but missed the second of two free throws.
UMBC would gradually build the lead to as many as 16 points at 70-54, but the Explorers hit five late three-pointers to trim the difference to 74-69 with eight seconds left. But Jay Greene hit two free throws on the next possession to seal the victory.
“This is a very unselfish team that believes in themselves,” head coach Randy Monroe said. “They look for each other and find ways to win.”
UMBC hit 25 of 28 from the charity stripe for the game and 14 of 29 from the floor in the second half in the rally.
Rodney Green led
UMBC plays another Atlantic 10 team when they take on