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De La Rosa Shines on Both Ends, But Depleted Men's Basketball Team Falls at Penn State, 58-42
Freshman wing Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J.) also scored 10 points for UMBC and added three steals in a season-high 25-minute effort. De La Rosa, fourth in the nation in assists per game, added six assists, four steals and played brilliant defense on
Junior post Robbie Jackson (
Jeff Brooks led
UMBC took an 18-16lead on a fast break layup by De La Rosa with 7:39 remaining in the first half. The Retrievers led, 23-21, on another De La Rosa field goal before
UMBC was outscored, 14-4, to open the second half and the Nittany Lions were not threatened down the stretch.
The Retrievers return home for the lone contest at the RAC Arena in December as they host Rider on Saturday.