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. Vermont has won seven straight games and is aiming for victory No. 20 on the campaign. Fans can catch all the action on on Fox 1370 Sports Radio (www.fox1370.com) with Gary Stein and Paul Mittermeier on the call, beginning with the pregame show at 6:55 p.m. Video streaming with three cameras is available at www.umbcretrievers.tv.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC, now 4-3 in their last seven outings, topped season highs in scoring in both victories last week and shot a season-high 53.7% in the 84-79 win over Maine. Junior guard Chris De La Rosa scored 24 points, added six rebounds and a career-best 13 assists. Grad. forward Justin Fryadded a career-high 20 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the floor.
CATAMOUNT UPDATE: Vermont throttled Stony Brook, 65-42, in Burlington on Sunday, forcing 24 Seawolf turnovers. Sophomore wing Brendan Bald led Vermont with 19 points. Senior low post Evan Fjeld leads a balanced Vermont attack with 15.3 points and 6.4 caroms per game and has rejected 45 shots.
WHO'S UP NEXT: UMBC stays at home to face New Hampshire on Saturday, Feb. 12 at 7:00 p.m.