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. A Retriever loss would clinch a spot in the Thursday, March 3 First Round game at the America East Tournament. 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. Pregame ceremonies to honor Justin Fry, Laurence Jolicoeur, Travis Kingand Bakari Smith will push tip-off time to approximately 7:15 p.m.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: After an impressive win at Maine on Feb. 6, UMBC has been outmatched badly in the last three games, trailing by 22, 29 and 18 points at halftime in losses to Vermont, UNH, and, most recently, at Boston U. on Feb. 15. Junior guardChris De La Rosa's production has tailed off, but his overall numbers of 16.1 points, 6.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds per contest are still outstanding for the season.
HAWK UPDATE: Hartford has dropped six of the last seven games, including a 77-47 home setback to Binghamton on Wednesday. The Hawks were outrebounded, 45-15 and Binghamton hit 10 of 16 shots from beyond the arc. Senior standout guard Joe Zeglinski, who scored a career-high 33 points in the Hawks' Feb. 10 win over Maine, averages 13.6 points per game, but forwardMorgan Sabia is the team leader at 14.0 points per contest.
WHO'S UP NEXT: UMBC plays its final regular season game on Wed., Feb. 23, when they play at Albany (7:00 p.m.)
March 1, 2011 Justin Fry: Super Senior
February 22, 2011 Men's Basketball Concludes Regular Season at Albany Wednesday Evening
February 15, 2011 Men's Basketball Falls at Red-Hot Boston U.
February 14, 2011 Men's Basketball Opens Week of Action at Boston U. on Tuesday Evening
February 12, 2011 Men's Basketball Falls to Visiting New Hampshire, 63-46
February 7, 2011 Chris De La Rosa: For the Love of the Game
January 7, 2011 UMBC Hosts Maine in Saturday Afternoon America East Match-Up
December 22, 2010 No. 20 Notre Dame Overwhelms UMBC at Joyce Center
December 18, 2010 De La Rosa Posts Double-Double, But UMBC Falls at Morgan State
December 13, 2010 Men's Basketball Hosts Regional Rival American on Tuesday
December 8, 2010 Men's Basketball Ends Five-Game Road Swing With Loss at Rider
December 3, 2010 Ninth-Ranked U.Conn Defeats Men's Basketball in Hartford
November 29, 2010 Men's Basketball to Visit Penn on Tuesday Evening at Famed Palestra
November 27, 2010 Men's Basketball in Pittsburgh to Face Duquesne in Saturday Evening Tilt
November 27, 2010 Men's Basketball Falls at Duquesne, 101-69
November 16, 2010 Men's Basketball Heads To Loyola for Wednesday Evening Clash
November 5, 2010 2010-11 UMBC Men's Basketball Season Preview
October 14, 2010 Midnight Madness Invades the RAC Friday Evening
October 13, 2010 America East to Hold Basketball Tip-Off Event Thursday