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Men's Basketball Preps for Quick Turnaround and Home Date With Hartford on Thursday
UMBC becomes the last team in the America East Conference to host a league game as the Retrievers entertain the Hartford Hawks at the RAC Arena on Thursday, Jan. 14. Tip-off time is set for 7:00 p.m. and the game will be broadcast live by Fox 1370 Sports Radio (www.fox1370.com) with Gary Stein and Paul Mittermeier on the call. Enhanced video streaming is available at www.umbcretrievers.tv.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (1-14 0-2 America East) won several statistical battles, but lost the contest on Tueday, falling at Boston University, 75-63. Led by the first career double-double from sophomore post Jake Wasco (12 pts./13 rebs.), UMBC outscored the Terriers, 36-18, in the paint and outshot the hosts, 43 percent to 39 percent. But the Terriers drained 11 three-point field goals and hit 18 of 23 free throw attempts to hold off a rally.
HAWKS’ UPDATE: Hartford has been off since an 84-70 loss to the same BU Terrier team on Saturday. Junior forward Joel Barkers led Hartford with 17 points. The Hawks have now dropped 11 straight games. Junior All-Conference guard Joe Zeglinski leads Hartford with 15.5 points per game and has drained 51 three-point field goals on the season.
UP NEXT: UMBC heads to New York for a pair of America East games on Saturday and Monday. They take on Albany (7:00 p.m.) in the former and take on Stony Brook in a 5:00 p.m. start on Martin Luther King Day. That game will be televised in the Baltimore area by the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network.