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Men's Basketball Looks to Break Through in Wednesday Night Contest at Towson
SET THE SCENE: UMBC will face Towson University for the 51st time in menís basketball when the beltway rivals meet at the Towson Center on Wed., Dec. 2 at 7:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast live by Fox 1370 Sports Radio (www.fox1370.com) with Gary Stein and Paul Mittermeier on the call.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: In four of its five games, UMBC (0-5) has trailed by four points or fewer inside the 7-minute mark of the second half. On Saturday at James Madison, UMBC rallied from a late nine-point deficit and had two chances to tie or take the lead in the final 12 seconds, but fell to the Dukes, 53-51. Junior post Robbie Jackson led UMBC with 12 points and averaged 14.5 ppg and 9.0 rpg in two games last week. Sophomore wing Chauncey Gilliam (14.0 ppg) leads the Retriever attack.
TIGERSí UPDATE: Towson has dropped three straight after defeating Miami (Ohio), 82-71, in their opener. The Tigers had an 18-point second half lead at Dayton on Saturday, but the Flyers rallied to post a 74-69 victory. Five Tigers are averaging 9.8 ppg or higher, led bysenior post Calvin Lee (15.0 ppg, 58.1% fg).
UP NEXT: The Towson game is the second in a stretch of eight road games in nine overall for UMBC. The Retrievers travel to Toledo to face the Rockets on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.