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Pair of Freshman Pace Men's Basketball in Exhibition Win Over College of New Jersey, 73-51
BALTIMORE- Freshman guard Joey Getz (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored 15 points and added six assists to lead UMBC to a 73-51 victory over The College of New Jersey in an exhibition game played at the RAC Arena.
Getz hit all five of his shots from the floor , including one from behind the arc, and all four at the charity stripe.
Classmate center Nate Basalyga (Scranton, Pa.) hit six-of-eight shots from the field and added 12 points for the Retrievers . Sophomore forward Chase Plummer (Elizabeth, N.J.) added 10 points and seven rebounds, while junior forward Adrian Satchell (Windsor, Conn.) led all players with eight rebounds.
CNJ sophomore guard Matthew Rista led all scorers with 20 points.
UMBC jumped out to a 15-3 lead eight minutes into the game, holding the Lions without a field goal until the 11:52 mark of the first half. Rista’s three-point field goal slice the lead to 18-12 with 6:40 left in the half, but the Retrievers extended the margin to 31-19 at the break.
The Retrievers led by double figures throughout the final 20 minutes.
UMBC outrebounded the NCAA Division III squad, 51-27, and rejected 10 Lion shots. The Retrievers hit 18 of 29 field goal attempts in the second half and were at 46.7 percent (28 of 60) for the game. The Lions converted only 12 of 45 attempts (26.7 percent) for the contest.
UMBC opens the season on Friday, Nov. 11 when they entertain Penn at 7:30 p.m.