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Men's Basketball Opens America East Play With 76-62 Win at Stony Brook
Darryl Proctor scored 16 points and added a career-high 16 rebounds in the win over Stony Brook.
UMBC broke a four-game road losing slide and ended a six-game road losing streak in America East play.
Proctor, UMBC’s America East Player of the Game, posted his fifth double-double of the season. He led four Retrievers in double figures, as junior guard Jay Greene (
The Retrievers never trailed and took control with a 16-2 run to grab a 28-12 lead with 8:23 remaining in the first half. The Seawolves trimmed the deficit to 41-29 at intermission, as UMBC hit six of 12 shots from behind the arc in the first 20 minutes.
UMBC hit only two of its first nine second half shots and USB got as close as 52-43 on a Demitrius Young follow shot with 8:42 to play. But Proctor came up with the game’s key play on the next possession, as he missed a layup, but hustled down the loose ball and converted inside to restore a Retriever double digit advantage.
The Retrievers missed seven of their first ten free throw attempts, including a pair of one-and-one chances in the second half, but sophomore Justin Fry (New Bloomfield, Pa.) came off the bench to hit six straight late in the half to help keep the hosts at bay. Fry tied his season high with nine points.
UMBC hit 26 of 55 shots (47.3%) from the floor and eight of 19 (42.1%) from three-point range. Greene converted on four of eight from distance and added six assists.
The Retrievers are now 4-1 in America East opening games. They take on