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UMBC Men's Basketball Post-Season Notes: Retrievers Are Nation's Best in Assist-to-Turnover Ratio
The menís basketball program was honored by the
Assistant Menís Basketball Coach Frankie Allen has resigned and accepted the head coaching position at the
UMBC finished the season ranked No. 24 in the Mid-Major poll .It is the first time the Retrievers have been in the top 25 at seasonís end. The Mid-Major Poll is made up of teams from the following conferences: America East, Atlantic Sun, Big Sky, Big South, Big West, Colonial, Horizon, Independents, Ivy, Metro Atlantic, Mid-American, Mid-Eastern, Missouri Valley, Northeast, Ohio Valley, Patriot, Southern, Southland, Southwestern, Summit League, Sun Belt, West Coast.
Head Coach Randy Monroe was named America East Coach of the Year and junior forward Darryl Proctor was named the leagueís Most Valuable Player by collegeinsider.com.
The final NCAA Division I menís basketball statistics were released and UMBC finished as the top team in the nation in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.57). It is the first time in school history that the Retrievers have led the nation in any statistical category. The Retrievers nearly won a pair of categories, finishing second to
Individually, junior guard Jay Greene completed the year as the lone player in the nation to be ranked in the top five in both assists (fourth, 7.2 per game) and assist-to-turnover ratio (second, 3.47). Greeneís 14-assist effort at
Amazingly, Proctor finished in the top 100 players in three different categories. He was 53rd in rebounds (8.4), 87th in steals (1.82) and 93rd in field goal percentage (50.0%). Senior Cavell Johnson tied for 31st in blocked shots per game (2.26).
Senior guard Ray Barbosa tied for seventh in the country by virtue of his 15-of-15 effort from the free throw line vs.