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Men's Basketball Concludes Regular Season at Albany Wednesday Evening
Jamar Wertz is coming off an 11-point, 7-rebound effort vs. Hartford.
UMBC (4-11, 5-23) is trying to right the ship as the Retrievers have dropped four straight games, including three at home, as they play the regular season finale at Albany on Wednesday, Feb. 23. Albany (7-7, 14-15) is hoping to climb above .500 in league play and move up as high as third in America East. Fans can catch all the action on Fox 1370 Sports Radio (www.fox1370.com) with Paul Mittermeier on the call, beginning with the pregame show at 6:55 p.m.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: After an impressive win at Maine on Feb. 6, UMBC has been outmatched badly in the last four games, trailing by 22, 29, 18 and 16 points at halftime in losses to Vermont, UNH, Boston U., and most recently Hartford on Feb. 19. In his final home appearance graduate forward Justin Fry posted the first 20 point-20 rebound effort against the Hawks in UMBC's 25 years of NCAA Division I basketball.
GREAT DANE UPDATE: Albany has won three of its last four and six of its last nine games, including Sunday's 57-54 victory at Binghamton. The Danes rallied from a 35-28 halftime deficit to post the season sweep of their in-state rivals. Sophomore wing Logan Aronholt led the effort with 16 points and has hit 65 treys to pace the best-shooting long distance (37.0 percent) team in the conference. Senior guard Tim Ambrose averages 16.4 points per game, second-best in the conference.
Who's Up Next: UMBC will play in the first round of the America East Tournament on Thursday, March 3 at 8:15.