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.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (3-16, 2-4) rallied from nine points down in the
home stretch for the second consecutive game and captured its second
straight victory in Thursday's 74-70 double-overtime thriller at
Hartford. The Retrievers have hit 22 of 45 treys in the last two games
and six different players have scored in double figures in the two
victories. Junior guard Chris De La Rosa (team-high 16.6 ppg, the lone
Retriever averaging in double figures) saw his streak of four straight
games with 20 or more points end at Hartford, but sophomore win Brian
Neller led the 42-point effort off the bench with a career-best 24 points.
WILDCAT UPDATE: Beset by season-ending injuries to a pair of its top
players, UNH has dropped six of its last seven games, including
Thursday's 61-53 home setback to Vermont. Guards Chandler Rhodes (20
pts.) and Tyrone Conley (19 pts.) did most of UNH's damage, but the
Wildcats shot only 30 percent from the floor vs. the Catamounts. Conley
leads the team with 14.4 points per game.
Who's Up Next: UMBC completes the first half of league play on
Wednesday, Jan. 26 when they welcome the Albany Great Danes to the RAC
Arena for a 7:00 p.m. tip.