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Balanced UMBC Attack Staves Off Binghamton Comeback, 63-59
Darryl Proctor was the America East Player of the Game with 12 points, seven rebounds and five assists.
BALTIMOREóFive Retrievers scored in double figures and UMBC withstood a 20-point
UMBCís 17 wins this season are tied for the fourth-most in 22 years of Division I competition. The Retrievers went 17-11 during the 1988-89 campaign.
The Retrievers jumped out to a 17-4 lead after 11 minutes of action and built their advantage to 15 points, 33-18, at halftime with a 10-3 run over the final 3:23 of the period.
UMBC shot 50 percent in the first half but held
But the second half was a different story, as the Retrievers made just nine field goals and were outscored, 41-30, by the Bearcats, who shot 48.6 percent in the period.
UMBC opened a game-high 20-point lead, 42-22, at the 15:13 mark with a 9-4 run to start the second half. But nine points by Dwayne Jackson sparked a 15-4 Bearcat run that saw
Three points apiece by UMBC guard Jay Greene and Ray Barbosa briefly halted
Barbosa drained a 3-pointer at the 6:23 mark to put the Retrievers ahead by nine, but it would be the last points UMBC would score for five full minutes.
A lay-up by senior forward Cavell Johnson put the Retrievers back on top, 61-59, with 1:24 to play, and on
Lukusa fouled junior forward Darryl Proctor, who missed the front end of a one-and-one, and
Johnson led five Retrievers in double figures with 13 points. Proctor scored 12, followed by Greene with 11 and Barbosa and forward Justin Fry with 10 apiece. Proctor was named UMBCís America East Player of the Game after adding a team-best seven rebounds and five assists.
Fuller posted a double-double with 19 points on 9-of-11 shooting and 12 rebounds and was named
The Retrievers have a week off before returning to action on Sunday, Feb. 17, when they host America East rival