Email This Page
Five Retrievers Score in Double Figures, But Toledo Shoots Down Men's Basketball, 76-67
Freshman wing Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J.) scored a season-high 15 points, hitting five of nine shots from behind the arc. Sophomore wing Chauncey Gilliam (
Rocket freshman wing Jake Barnett led all scores with 26 points and added 12 rebounds and four assists.
After allowing the first three points of the second half, UMBC went on a 10-0 run and got to within 41-38 on a Neller three-point field goal at the 15:27 mark. After an exchange of possessions, he had a chance to tie the score, but his open look from the left wing was off the rim.
Neller did hit his fifth and final trifecta of the game to bring the Retrievers back to within 47-43 with 9:30 remaining, but a subsequent 17-4 surge by the hosts put the game out of reach.
UMBC led by as many as seven points after a Grant field goal with at the 9:35 mark of the first half. But the Rockets closed the half on a 14-3 run to erase a 25-24 deficit and turn it into a 38-28 lead at intermission.
The Retrievers shot 42.4 percent from the floor, but that including hitting seven of the last ten attempts.
Chris De La Rosa and Matt Spadafora each scored 10 points for UMBC and De La Rosa contributed seven assists.
UMBC returns to action when they travel to