Email This Page
MEN'S HOOPS COMES UP BIG LATE, DOWNS FDU, 63-57 AT THE RAC
Baltimore, MD - - -The host UMBC Retrievers (6-11, 4-4 NEC) overcame a 48-41 second half deficit and went on to a, 63-57, Northeast Conference victory over the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (9-8, 4-4 NEC), Saturday afternoon at the Retriever Activities Center.
UMBC junior guard Kareem Washington’s fast-break dunk gave the Retrievers the lead for good at 59-57 with fifty-six seconds remaining. Retrievers’ sophomore guard Mike Snyder then came up with a critical steal with forty seconds remaining, setting up a pair of free-throws by senior guard Justin Wilson with twenty-two seconds left. Wilson’s points gave UMBC a 61-57 advantage, and he added two more free throws with eight seconds remaining to put the game out of reach at 63-57.
Trailing 48-41 with 10:03 left in the game, UMBC went on 10-2 run to claim their first lead of the contest on a Washington jumper with 5:21 remaining. FDU led for their final time, 57-56, with 1:50 left on a pair of free throws by junior guard Brandon Edwards. The Retrievers tied the game for the sixth and final time of the half with 1:25 left on a free throw by sophomore center Andrew Feeley.
UMBC, who shot forty-five percent (24-for-53) from the floor, was led by Washington’s 23 points. Feeley added 15 points and a game-high 9 rebounds.
Fairleigh Dickinson was held to just thirty-three percent (21-for-62) from the floor. Freshman forward Gordon Klaiber was the only Knight’s player in double-figures with 19 points, 13 of which came in the first half.
- - -UMBC - - -