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. Teams ranked 4-9 are all within two games of one another heading into the final two weeks of league play. Fans can catch all the action 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 is 4-4 in its last eight games, but suffered its first February loss, falling to Vermont, 80-67, at the RAC Arena on Wednesday. Junior guard Chris De La Rosa (16.7 ppg) followed up his 24-point effort at Maine with 20 vs. Vermont and grad. guard Travis King scored his 15 ofg his conference-high 18 points in the final 20 minutes.
WILDCAT UPDATE: New Hampshire had its season-best two game America East winning streak snapped at home on Wednesday, as they fell, 63-56 to Stony Brook. Senior guardTyrone Conley, who has led the Wildcats in scoring in four of the last five games, paced the effort with 17 points. Conley is averaging 17.3 points per contest in league games. UNH is 3-10 on the road this season. The Wildcats' 80 points vs. UMBC on Jan. 23 was a season-high.
Who's Up Next: UMBC heads out on Monday for a Tuesday evening affair at Boston U.'s Agganis Arena. Tip-off time is set for 7:30 p.m.