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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.