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Proctor, Hodges Shine as UMBC Men's Basketball Outlasts UNH, 86-73
Darryl Proctor posted his third staight double-double and sixth of the season with 21 points and 10 rebounds in the win at UNH.
UMBC, now 10-5 overall, have started the league season at 2-0 for the second consecutive season. UNH, which shocked defending league champion
Proctor scored 21 points, hitting eight of 14 shots from the floor and he added 10 rebounds. He was one of four Retrievers in double figures, as UMBC was led by senior forward Cavell Johnson (
UMBC led, 37-36 at halftime and appeared to take control as Hodges scored on three straight possessions (eight points) and the Retrievers went ahead, 61-53 with 10:22 to play. But UNH, which hit 12 of its first 24 shots from behind the arc, hit three straight on a 9-0 to take a 62-61 advantage with 8:30 remaining.
But UMBC countered with a 9-0 run of its own, capped by a long three-point field goal by Hodges to give the visitors a 70-62 advantage at the 4:42 mark. UNH got to within six points on two occasions, but Barbosa’s three-pointer with two seconds left on the shot clock gave the Retrievers a more comfortable 76-67 advantage with 2:30 left.
The Retrievers hit 18 of 29 shots from the floor in the second half (62.1%) and were better than 50 percent (33/60, 55.0%) for the game for the first time this season. UMBC, which commits the third-fewest turnovers in the nation, had just one second-half give-away and six for the game.
Junior guard Tyrece Gibbs led UNH with 22 points, hitting six of 11 from behind the arc, as the Wildcats made 13 three-pointers, the most UMBC has allowed in a game this year.
UMBC had never scored more than 65 points in game in eight previous regular season meetings vs. UNH. They snapped a three-game losing streak at Lundholm Gymnasium.
The Retrievers return home to open a three-game homestand vs.