2010-11 Men's Basketball News

June 14, 2011
Nate Stewart Named Head Basketball Coach at Eastern (Pa.) University
Nate Stewart has been named head men’s basketball coach at Eastern University in St. David’s, Pa., it was announced by Eastern’s Director of Athletics Brad Fields.

March 4, 2011
Chris De La Rosa Named to America East All-Conference Second Team
West Hartford, Conn.--UMBC junior guard Chris De La Rosa (Washington Heights, N.Y./All Hallows/Siena) has been named to the America East All-Conference Second Team, it was announced today.

March 3, 2011
Men's Basketball Season Ends in America East First Round Loss to Binghamton
West Hartford, Conn.—Binghamton University set a tournament record with 17 three-point field goals and defeated UMBC, 91-65, in the first round of the America East Conference Championship.

March 2, 2011
Chris De La Rosa Named 2011 America East "Player of the Game"
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- UMBC's Chris De La Rosa was honored by America East on Wednesday as the Retrievers’ junior guard was named the 2011 America East Player of the Game.

March 2, 2011
Men's Basketball Begins "Third Season" vs. Binghamton in First Round of America East Tourney in Hartford on March 3
UMBC gets set to take the court for its eighth America East Conference Tournament as they face nemesis Binghamton in the first round game of the 2011 championships on Thursday, March 3 in West Hartford, Conn. (8:15 p.m.)

March 1, 2011
Justin Fry: Super Senior
He had his chances to walk away.

February 22, 2011
Men's Basketball Concludes Regular Season at Albany Wednesday Evening
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.

February 19, 2011
Fry Sets UMBC Division I Record With 20-20, But Men's Basketball Drops Home Finale to Hartford, 64-57
BALTIMORE-UMBC graduate forward Justin Fry (New Bloomfield, Pa./West Perry) became the first Retriever at the Division I level to record 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game, but a horrid first half sent UMBC to its fourth consecutive loss, a 64-57 setback to visiting Hartford.

February 18, 2011
Men's Basketball's "Last Growl" Features Match-Up With Hartford on Saturday Evening at the RAC
UMBC faces a must-win situation when the Hartford Hawks visits on Saturday, Feb. 19 on a night where the men’s basketball program honors four student-athletes competing at the RAC Arena for the final time.

February 17, 2011
Four UMBC Basketball Players Among Nominees for America East Fans’ Choice Player of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—Voting for the 2011 America East Men’s and Women’s Basketball Fans’ Choice Player of the Year has opened at AmericaEast.com, and four Retrievers are among the 32 nominees.

February 15, 2011
Men's Basketball Falls at Red-Hot Boston U.
Boston, Mass.—Boston University senior wing John Holland scored 24 points and lead the host Terriers to a 85-53 America East victory over UMBC.

February 14, 2011
Men's Basketball Opens Week of Action at Boston U. on Tuesday Evening
UMBC faces two teams this week that they defeated in a four-day span nearly a month ago--Boston U. and Hartford.

February 12, 2011
Men's Basketball Falls to Visiting New Hampshire, 63-46
Baltimore, Md.—Despite an inspired second half effort, UMBC could not overcome a record-low 10 first half points and fell, 63-46 to visiting New Hampshire in an America East Conference contest.

February 11, 2011
Men's Basketball Hosts UNH on Saturday Evening as Battle for Positioning Heats Up
The jockeying for positioning for the America East Tournament heats up as UMBC hosts New Hampshire on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7:05 p.m.

February 9, 2011
First-Place Vermont Comes Out Firing, Subdues Men's Basketball, 80-67
BALTIMORE—All five Vermont starters posted double figures and the visiting Catamounts defeated UMBC, 80-67, at the RAC Arena.

February 8, 2011
Men's Basketball Aims For Another America East Front Runner; Hosts First-Place Vermont on Wednesday Evening
The suddenly surging UMBC Retrievers take on the America East’s top squad in the Vermont Catamounts at the RAC Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 7:05 p.m. UMBC has won back-to-back games, including an upset of second place Maine, 84-79, in Orono on Sunday.

February 7, 2011
Chris De La Rosa: For the Love of the Game
As soon as Chris De La Rosa arrived on campus at UMBC in the fall of 2008, the comparisons began.

February 6, 2011
Men's Basketball Storms Back in Second Half, Defeats Maine, 84-79, Sunday Afternoon
ORONO, Maine--Graduate student Justin Fry (New Bloomfield, Pa./West Perry) scored a career-high 20 points and junior Chris De La Rosa (Washington Heights, N.Y./All Hallows/Siena) added 24 points and a career-high 13 assists to help propel the UMBC men's basketball team to an 84-79 come-from-behind victory over second-place Maine at Alfond Arena Sunday.

February 5, 2011
Men's Basketball Seeks to Repeat Success at Maine's Alfond Arena in Super Bowl Sunday Matinee
The Retrievers will be in action on Super Bowl Sunday, as UMBC travels to Orono, Maine to take on the Black Bears at Alfond Arena on Sunday, Feb. 6 at 2:00 p.m.

February 3, 2011
Extra-Time a Charm Again--Men's Basketball Outlasts Binghamton, 83-79 in "RAC in Black" OT Affair
BALTIMORE—UMBC junior guard Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J.) led all scorers with 21 points and paced five teammates in double figures, as the Retrievers posted a dramatic 83-79 overtime victory over visiting Binghamton.

February 2, 2011
"RAC In Black 2011"--Men's Basketball to Host Binghamton in Thursday Night Action
Two teams looking to halt losing streaks meet at the RAC Arena on "RAC in Black Night", as UMBC hosts Binghamton on Thursday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

January 31, 2011
Plummer Records First Career Double-Double, But Icy Men's Basketball Fades Late at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, N.Y.— The host Stony Brook Seawolves ended the game on a 16-3 run and defeated the ice-cold shooting Retrievers, 69-59, at Pritchard Gymnasium.

January 30, 2011
Men's Basketball Concludes January and Opens Second Half of America East Slate at Stony Brook on Monday
UMBC begins the second half of the America East schedule on Mon., Jan. 31 when they attempt to split the season series against host Stony Brook.

January 26, 2011
Men's Basketball Falters in Second Half, Drops 66-63 Decision to Albany
BALTIMORE—The UMBC men’s basketball team shot 41 percent from the field in the first half, but Albany shot 57.7 percent in the second half to come from behind and defeat the Retrievers, 66-63, Wednesday night at the RAC.

January 25, 2011
Men's Basketball vs. Albany Wednesday Evening Will be Played as Scheduled at 7 p.m. in the RAC
UMBC completes the first half of the America East schedule on Wed., Jan. 26 when they host the vastly-improved Albany Great Danes.

January 24, 2011
Chris De La Rosa Named America East Men's Basketball Player of the Week
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--Junior Chris De La Rosa (Washington Heights, N.Y./All Hallows/Siena) has been named the America East Men's Basketball Player of the Week for the week ending Jan. 23, the conference announced Monday afternoon.

January 22, 2011
Men's Basketball Heads Back to New England For Sunday Matinee Against UNH
UMBC visits its fourth America East city in 12 days and plays for the fifth time in that span on Sunday, Jan. 23 when the Retrievers take on host New Hampshire at 1:00 p.m. Randy Monroe's squad is shooting for a three-win week. 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 12:55 p.m.

January 20, 2011
Neller, King, Fry Spark Men's Basketball to 74-70 Double Overtime Win at Hartford
West Hartford, Conn.—UMBC reserve sophomore guard Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J) exploded for a career-high 24 points and grad guard Travis King (New Haven, Conn.) hit the go-ahead trey late in the second overtime as the Retrievers won their second straight, defeating host Hartford, 74-70 at the Chase Family Arena.

January 19, 2011
Men's Basketball Faces Fast-Rising Hartford in Thursday Night Road Affair
UMBC will attempt to win back-to-back games overall and back-to-back at Hartford when the Retrievers take on the host Hawks in America East action on Thursday, Jan. 20.

January 17, 2011
Men's Basketball Scores Final 11 Points, Rallies to Upset Boston U., 71-67
BALTIMORE—UMBC scored the game’s final 11 points and rallied to upset Boston University, 71-67, in an America East contest played at the RAC Arena.

January 16, 2011
Men's Basketball Hosts Rare MLK Day Contest; Welcomes Boston U. In Evening Affair
UMBC will host an America East contest for the first time ever on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as they entertain the red-hot Boston University Terriers.

January 15, 2011
Men's Basketball Fails in Second Half, Drops America East Decision at Vermont
Burlington, Vt.—Host Vermont blistered UMBC for 56 second half points, breaking open a close contest and defeating the Retrievers, 85-48, at Patrick Gym.

January 14, 2011
Men's Basketball in Burlington to Take on America East Heavyweight Vermont in Saturday Matinee
UMBC faces a rested Vermont team in Burlington in America East men's basketball action on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 1:00 p.m.

January 11, 2011
Men's Basketball Opens Grueling Stretch on the Road at Binghamton on Wednesday
UMBC hits the road for the first time in America East play when they travel to Vestal, N.Y. to take on Binghamton on Wednesday, Jan. 12 at 7:00 p.m.

January 8, 2011
De La Rosa Continues to Shine, But Maine Dominates Glass and Defeats Men's Basketball, 82-67
BALTIMORE—Reigning America East Conference Player of the Week Troy Barnies scored 25 points and added 13 rebounds as visiting Maine defeated UMBC, 82-67, in a league contest at the RAC Arena.

January 7, 2011
UMBC Hosts Maine in Saturday Afternoon America East Match-Up
UMBC plays its second America East Conference of the campaign when they host the Maine Black Bears on Saturday, Jan. 8 at 2:00 p.m.

January 2, 2011
Men's Basketball Cannot Complete Rally; Falls, 64-56, in America East Opener to Visiting Stony Brook
BALTIMORE—UMBC rallied from a 16-point first-half deficit and cut visiting Stony Brook’s lead to one point on two occasions, but could not completed the comeback and fell, 64-56 to the Seawolves in the America East Conference opener for both teams.

January 1, 2011
Men's Basketball Opens America East Play by Hosting Defending League Reguar Season Champ Stony Brook at 5:00 on Sunday
UMBC opens its eighth season of America East Conference play on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 when they host Stony Brook at the RAC Arena.

December 30, 2010
Men's Basketball Dominates the Second-Half Paint; Fry's Two Late Free Throws Give UMBC a 68-67 Win Over Niagara
BALTIMORE—UMBC forward Justin Fry hit two free throws with 4.4 seconds to play, propelling the host Retrievers to a dramatic 68-67 win over Niagara.

December 29, 2010
Men's Basketball To Host Niagara on Thursday in Final Non-Conference Tilt of Campaign
UMBC will play its final non-conference contest of the season on Thursday, Dec. 30, as the Retrievers host the Purple Eagles of Niagara University.

December 22, 2010
No. 20 Notre Dame Overwhelms UMBC at Joyce Center
South Bend, Ind.—No. 20 Notre Dame’s superior size and efficiency wore down visiting UMBC and the Irish defeated the Retrievers, 93-53, at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center.

December 21, 2010
Men's Basketball To Face Torrid Notre Dame Squad in South Bend on Wednesday Evening
UMBC will face its second nationally-ranked Big East opponent of the season, when the Retrievers make their first visit to No. 20/22 Notre Dame on Wednesday, Dec. 22.

December 18, 2010
De La Rosa Posts Double-Double, But UMBC Falls at Morgan State
BALTIMORE—Junior guard Chris De La Rosa (Washington Heights, N.Y./All Hallows/Siena) posted his third double-double of the season with game-highs of 20 points and 11 assists, but the visiting Retrievers fell at Morgan State, 75-62.

December 17, 2010
Men's Basketball Faces Local Rival Morgan State at the Bears' Den in Saturday Matinee
UMBC gets its last chance to knock off an intrastate rival as the Retrievers head to Hill Field House to take on two-time defending MEAC Champion Morgan State at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 18.

December 14, 2010
King, De La Rosa Lead Retriever Rally, But Men's Basketball Comes Up Short vs. American
BALTIMORE—UMBC guards Travis King (New Haven, Conn./New Hyde Leadership/George Washington) and Chris De La Rosa (Washington Heights, N.Y./All Hallows/Siena) combined for 38 points, but an anemic first-half offensive performance spelled defeat for the Retrievers, as visiting American defeated UMBC, 66-53, at the RAC Arena.

December 13, 2010
Men's Basketball Hosts Regional Rival American on Tuesday
The Retrievers face the preseason Patriot League favorites, the American University Eagles, for the fourth time in four seasons in a regionally-televised game (MASN) at the RAC Arena on Tuesday, Dec. 14.

December 11, 2010
De La Rosa Shines, But Men's Basketball Falters Down the Stretch in Nine-Point Setback vs. Towson
BALTIMORE—UMBC junior guard Chris De La Rosa (Washington Heights, N.Y./All Hallows/Siena) led all scorers with 23 points and posted a double-double with 10 assists, but the visiting Towson Tigers scored 53 second-half points to post a come-from-behind 86-77 victory at the RAC Arena.

December 10, 2010
Men's Basketball Returns to the RAC to Host Local Rival Towson on Saturday Night
In its 44-year varsity basketball history, the Towson Tigers are UMBC’s most frequently-contested opponent and the two squads will meet for the 52nd time on Saturday, Dec. 11, as Towson visits UMBC at the RAC Arena.

December 8, 2010
Men's Basketball Ends Five-Game Road Swing With Loss at Rider
Lawrenceville, N.J.—UMBC concluded its five-game road swing with a 81-39 loss at Rider.

December 7, 2010
Men's Basketball Travels To Rider for Wednesday Contest With the Broncs
There is not any better time for the UMBC men’s basketball team to prove they can play the defensive side of the game as the Retrievers travel to Rider for a Wednesday, Dec. 8 match-up at Alumni Gym.

December 3, 2010
Ninth-Ranked U.Conn Defeats Men's Basketball in Hartford
Hartford, Conn,- Connecticut guard Kemba Walker, the nation’s leading scorer, posted a triple-double with 24 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists as the ninth-ranked Huskies (7-0) defeated UMBC, 94-61, in the first meeting between the two schools.

December 2, 2010
Men's Basketball To Face Ninth-Ranked U. Conn in Hartford on Friday Evening
UMBC steps up in class and faces its first-ever clash with ninth-ranked Connecticut at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn. on Friday, Dec. 3 at 7:00 p.m.

November 30, 2010
Fry Nets Season-High 16, But Men's Basketball's Turnover Woes Continue in 71-59 Loss at Penn
Philadelphia, Pa.—UMBC forward Justin Fry (New Bloomfield, Pa./West Perry) scored a season-high 16 points, but the Retrievers scored a season-low 59 points and fell to host Penn, 71-59, at the Palestra.

November 29, 2010
Men's Basketball to Visit Penn on Tuesday Evening at Famed Palestra
The Retrievers have one more opportunity for a November victory as they head to the hometown of Randy Monroe and Jake Wasco and play vs. Penn in the famed Palestra on Tuesday, Nov. 30.

November 27, 2010
Men's Basketball in Pittsburgh to Face Duquesne in Saturday Evening Tilt
The Retrievers are getting closer to that elusive first win of the season, but the task will be tall as they face host Duquesne (2-1) at the A.J. Palumbo Center on Saturday, Nov. 27 at 7:00 p.m.

November 27, 2010
Men's Basketball Falls at Duquesne, 101-69
Pittsburgh, Pa.—Guards Chris De La Rosa and Brian Neller scored 14 points each, but the host Duquesne Dukes hit 30 free throws and 11 three-point field goals en route to a 101-69 victory at the A.J. Palumbo Center.

November 23, 2010
De La Rosa Falls A Rebound Shy of Triple-Double; Men's Basketball's Free Throw Woes Spell Doom in OT Loss at Coppin
Baltimore—UMBC guard Chris De La Rosa (Washington Heights, N.Y./All Hallows/Siena) came within a rebound of the second triple-double in school history, but the Retrievers were undone by horrific free throw shooting and dropped a 71-69 decision in overtime at Coppin State.

November 22, 2010
Chase Plummer Named America East Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week; Retrievers Travel to Coppin for Tuesday Contest
UMBC freshman forward Chase Plummer (Elizabeth, N.J./St. Patrick) has been named America East Conference Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week for games ending Nov. 21, 2010.

November 20, 2010
De La Rosa Nets Career-High 30 Points, But Men's Basketball Falls to Central Connecticut, 82-74
Baltimore—UMBC junior guard Chris De La Rosa (Washington Heights, N.Y.) posted his second career double-double with 30 points and 11 rebounds, but the Retrievers fell to Central Connecticut State, 82-74, at the RAC Arena.

November 17, 2010
King Scores Career-High 22 Points, But Host Loyola Upends Men's Basketball, 83-72
BALTIMORE-UMBC guard Travis King (New Haven, Conn.) scored a career-high 22 points, but the host Loyola Greyhounds hit 29 of 35 free throw attempts and outlasted the Retrievers, 83-72, at Reitz Arena.

November 16, 2010
Men's Basketball Heads To Loyola for Wednesday Evening Clash
The UMBC Retrievers are looking to break a losing streak against Loyola and will have to do it at Reitz Arena on Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7:00 p.m.

November 14, 2010
Fry Returns to Post Double-Double, But VMI Outshoots Men's Basketball, 94-77
BALTIMORE—High-powered VMI (2-0) hit eight of 14 shots behind the arc in the second half to push past UMBC, 94-77, in the season opening for the Retrievers.

November 12, 2010
Men's Basketball Opens 2010-11 Season at Home vs. High-Powered VMI on Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
The UMBC men's basketball team opens its 25th season of NCAA Division I competition on Sunday, Nov. 14 when the Retrievers host the high-powered VMI Keydets.

November 5, 2010
2010-11 UMBC Men's Basketball Season Preview
The players that suited up for the 2009-10 UMBC men’s basketball team had previously competed in a total of nine seasons at the collegiate level.

October 22, 2010
Men's Basketball Miscellania: Full Schedule, Media Coverage and Other Programming Announced
The UMBC men’s basketball team opens its eighth season of America East Conference competition on Sunday, Jan. 2 when they host Stony Brook, one of the league’s preseason favorites

October 14, 2010
Midnight Madness Invades the RAC Friday Evening
BALTIMORE—UMBC’s annual Midnight Madness event, which marks the start of the men’s and women’s basketball seasons, will take place this Friday, Oct. 15, at RAC Arena.

October 13, 2010
America East to Hold Basketball Tip-Off Event Thursday
CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—The America East Conference will officially kick off the 2010-11 season on Thursday, Oct. 14, with its third annual Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon at the Connecticut State Capitol building in downtown Hartford. Fans can view live interviews with all of the league’s head coaches.

August 3, 2010
Men's Basketball Opens 13-Game Non-Conference Slate vs. High-Powered VMI on Sunday, Nov. 14
The UMBC men’s basketball team will open its 25th season of NCAA Division I competition on Sunday, Nov. 14, when the host a high-powered V.M.I. Keydets’ squad at the RAC Arena.