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Barbosa Scores 25 in Men's Basketball's 75-63 Triumph Over Stony Brook
Ray Barbosa has hit 11 of 17 three-point field goals in UMBC's last two outings.
The Retrievers (16-7 overall) maintained a one-game lead over
Barbosa came within one of his re-tying his own shared school record, as he drilled seven (of 11) three-point field goals. He is now 11 of his last 17 from behind the arc in UMBC’s last two wins. Junior forward Darryl Proctor (District Height,
Greene is now in second place on UMBC’s all-time assists list with 424.
But UMBC couldn’t shake the pesky Seawolves until midway through the second half. The Retrievers hit only 11 of 29 shots from the floor and committed an uncharacteristic six first half turnovers as they led, 28-25 at intermission. The lead was still at four points at 49-45 with 8:55 to play, when a Barbosa three-pointer triggered a 12-2 run which gave the hosts a 61-47 advantage with 4:24 remaining.
UMBC would not relinquish a double digit lead the rest of the way, as they hit 12 of 14 free throw attempts in the final 1:55.
The Retrievers made 15 of 21 shots from the floor in the second half and ended up at 52 percent (26 of 50) for the game. Stony Brook senior forward Emanuel Neto led his squad with 14 points and corralled a game-best eight rebounds.
UMBC returns to action on Saturday as they host
Notes: The Retrievers tied their best 23-game record at the Division I level at 16-7… their four-game winning streak is the most since a six-game streak in the 2001-02 campaign… UMBC is 14-2 at the RAC Arena in its last 16 outings… the Retrievers swept the series from the Seawolves for the first time in five seasons and lead the series, 7-5… senior guard Brian Hodges (Upper Marlboro, Md.) did not dress for the game.