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Men's Basketball Turns the RAC Black as Retrievers Host League-Leading Stony Brook In Home Finale on Tuesday
Matt Spadafora will play his final home game vs. Stony Brook on Tuesday evening
SET THE SCENE: UMBC will don the black uniforms tonight to help celebrate “RAC in Black” as the Retrievers take on the league-leading Stony Brook Seawolves. Tonight will also mark the final home game in the career of senior Matt Spadafora, who will compete in his 116th career game (tied for third on school’s all-time list) this evening. Tip-off time is set for 7:05 p.m.and the game will be broadcast by Fox 1370 Sports Radio (www.fox1370.com, Gary Stein, Jonathan Claiborne)and streamed on www.umbcretrievers.tv.
RETRIEVER UPDATE:Forty-eight hours after an impressive 78-70 win at Hartford, UMBC hit only 36 percent from the floor and fell to visiting Albany, 75-62 on Saturday. Sophomore guards Chauncey Gilliam and Chris De La Rosa each have scored 41 points in their last two games, accounting for nearly 60 percent of UMBC’s offense. Gilliam has posted double figures in ten straight games.
‘WOLVES’ UPDATE: Stony Brook remains one-half game ahead of Vermont for the top spot in the conference. They are riding a seven-game winning streak heading into tonight’s game, buoyed by tremendous shooting (45%, 43% behind the arc) from the floor. Senior wing Muhammad El-Amin leads the way with 16.2 ppg, while sophomore marksman Bryan Dougher (13.5 ppg) has 71 treys on the year.
UP NEXT:UMBC will play its final two games of the regular season on the road, starting with a Sunday afternoon affair (2:00 p.m.)at Binghamton.