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UMBC Men's Basektball Holds Off Morgan State, 84-76
The 5-1 start matches UMBC’s best at the Division I level, which occurred in the 2000-01 season.
Senior guard Ray Barbosa led the Retrievers with 21 points, while senior forward Cavell Johnson posted a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds. America East Player of the Game, junior forward Darryl Proctor hit nine of 15 shots from the floor in his 18-point, six-rebound, three-steal effort, and senior guard Brian Hodges added 13 points.
UMBC never trailed, jumping on top 8-0 and extending the lead to as many as 20 points at 38-18 with 4:31 remaining in the first half.
The Retrievers extended their 47-32 halftime lead to 16 points at 65-49 with 13:32 remaining, but the Bears went on a 10-0 to come within 65-59 at the 11:05 mark. The key sequence would occur with
UMBC hit a season high 48.5% (33/68) from the floor and the Retrievers scored 70 or more points for the sixth straight game to start the season, also tying a school Division I mark with the 2000-01 team. They outrebounded the Bears, 41-36, as Barbosa contributed eight rebounds from his guard slot. Greene produced his third game with 10 or more assists at home this season as he dished out 11 and UMBC committed a season-low seven turnovers.
UMBC tied the all-time series with