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Men's Basketball Holds Off Albany, 69-65, Regains Share of First Place in America East
Cavell Johnson scored 18 points off the bench and blocked a career-high five shots in the win over Albany.
The Retrievers regained a share of first place in the America East Conference, tying
Johnson was UMBC’s America East Player of the Game, while
UMBC never trailed and built a lead of 17 points at 55-38 with 6:41 remaining. But the Great Danes hit their next attempts from behind the arc and trimmed UMBC’s advantage to four points on a run of 16-3, capped by a Brian Lillis’ three-pointer with 1:48 remaining.
The Retrievers, shooting 74.4 percent from the free throw line entering the game, kept
Proctor contributed 15 points and the conference’s leading rebounder at 11.6 per game entering play, led both teams with eight caroms. Senior guard Ray Barbosa (
UMBC returns to action at
Notes: The win by UMBC snapped a six-game losing streak to the Great Danes… the crowd of 3,381 fans at the RAC Arena is the fourth-largest in school history… UMBC, second in the nation in fewest turnovers per game, committed only six in the game.