UMBC opens its eighth season of America East Conference play on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2011 when they host Stony Brook at the RAC Arena. The contest is UMBC's 700th in 25 years at the NCAA Division I level. Fans can catch all the action on Fox 1370 Sports Radio (www.fox1370.com) with Troy Green and Dan Levin on the call, beginning with thepregame show at 4:55 p.m. The game is also video-streamed at www.umbcretrievers.tv.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC rallied and retrieved its first triumph of the season on Dec. 30, as they posted a dramatic a 68-67 victory over Niagara. Forward Jus�� n Fry hit two free throws with 4.4 seconds remaining to cap a comeback after UMBC trailed, 27-11, midway through the first half. Juniorguard Chris De La Rosa (team-high 15.2 ppg) continued his outstanding play with 21 points and is averaging 19.3 points and 6.8 assists per game over his last five outings.
SEAWOLF UPDATE: Defending America East regular season champion Stony Brook enters today's contest at 5-6, coming off of a 63-54 home victory over Colgate on Dec. 29. SBU is a solid 3-3 on the road this season with wins at Monmouth, FDU and Holy Cross by a combined 10 points. Junior guard Bryan Dougher is the lone Wolf in double fi gures, averaging 14.9 points per game, including 35 treys.
WHO'S UP NEXT: UMBC gets its first bye in league play this week, as they will not compete again until Saturday, Jan. 8 when the Maine Black Bears visit the RAC Arena at 2:00 p.m.