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UMBC Men's Basketball Ties School Record With 13 Three's; Coasts Past Goucher, 82-37
The Retrievers improved to 7-2 on the season, the best start in the school’s 22-year Division I history. Goucher dropped to 2-5.
UMBC tied a school record by hitting 13 three-point field goals (13/23) in the contest. The last time a Retriever squad hit 13 was on Dec. 30, 1994 at LSU. The 45-point margin of victory was also UMBC’s largest since entering Division I, surpassing the 40-point win recorded over Shenandoah (109-69) in the 1989-90 season.
The Retrievers never trailed, opening up an early 7-0 lead 1:35 into the game. Goucher trimmed the deficit to 13-8 on a Marcus Cotton layup, but consecutive field goals by junior forward Darryl Proctor (
UMBC built the lead to 25 points, at 40-15 at halftime, as the Gophers hit just six of 26 shots from the floor. The Retrievers blistered the nets by hitting eight of 10 from behind the arc in the second half as all ten players in uniform saw at least seven minutes of action.
Barbosa, who was struggling from behind the arc in recent games, hit five of nine attempts and was 9 of 15 from the floor in just 27 minutes of action. Backcourt mate, senior Brian Hodges (Upper Marlboro,
Junior guard Jay Greene (
Goucher was led by junior guard Darrin Boswell, who was the lone Gopher in double figures with 14 points.
UMBC plays its next two games on the road, at