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2012-13 Men's Basketball News

May 9, 2013
Still a Few Openings Left for Team Thomas Basketball Camps at UMBC
The Team Thomas Boys Basketball Camps at UMBC are designed for players to develop their skills in all areas of the game of basketball.

April 26, 2013
Men's Basketball Completes Class For Fall 2013
BALTIMORE- UMBC head men’s basketball coach Aki Thomas is pleased to announce that four additional prospective student-athletes have signed National Letters-of-Intent with the Retrievers’ program for the fall of 2013.

March 10, 2013
Men's Basketball Set to Face Defending Champion Vermont in America East Semifinals on Sunday Evening
For the fourth time in the last seven seasons, UMBC has advanced to the America East Tournament semifinals.

March 10, 2013
Vermont Uses Late 14-2 Run To Oust Men's Basketball In Ameirca East Semifinals, Retrievers Fall, 85-72
ALBANY-Defending America East champion Vermont broke a late 62-all tie with a critical 14-2 run and went on to defeat a gritty UMBC squad, 85-72, in the league semifinals held at SEFCU Arena.

March 9, 2013
Men's Basketball Knocks Off No. 3 Hartford, 69-62, to Advance to America East Tournament Semis
ALBANY- The sixth-seeded UMBC Retrievers hit 15-of-19 second half field goal attempts and rallied to defeat No. 3 Hartford, 69-62, to advance to the America East semifinals for the fourth time in the last seven seasons.

March 8, 2013
Ryan Cook Named to America East Second Team
ALBANY- UMBC senior guard Ryan Cook (Laurel, Md./Pallotti) has been named to the America East Conference Second Team, it was announced on the eve of the league tournament.

March 7, 2013
No. 6 Men's Basketball to Face Third-Seeded Hartford in America East Tournament Quarters on Saturday Afternoon
UMBC will compete in its tenth America East Conference Tournament and opens play on Sat., March 9 as the sixth-seeded Retrievers take on the third-seeded Hartford Hawks at SEFCU Arena.

March 4, 2013
Aki Thomas Appointed Head Men's Basketball Coach at UMBC
BALTIMORE- Aki Thomas, acting head men’s basketball coach at UMBC, has been appointed as the head coach of the program, Dr. Charles Brown, director of athletics, announced today.

March 3, 2013
Sparked By Seniors, Men's Basketball Gains No. 6 Seed by Upending Binghamton, 59-49
BALTIMORE- UMBC senior guards Ryan Cook (Laurel, Md./Pallotti) and Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J./Christian Bros. Acad.) starred on “Senior Day” for the Retrievers, scoring 41 of the team’s 59 points as UMBC defeated Binghamton, 59-49, at the RAC Arena.

March 2, 2013
Three Seniors to Be Honored Before Men's Basketball Hosts Binghamton in Regular Season Finale on Sunday at 2:00 P.M.
UMBC concludes its tenth season of America East Conference play on Sunday, March 3 when they host Binghamton at the RAC Arena.

February 28, 2013
Men's Basketball Drops 68-56 Decision at Hartford
West Hartford, Conn.- Host Hartford shook off an anemic shooting first half and rallied from a halftime deficit to defeat UMBC, 68-56 at Chase Family Arena.

February 27, 2013
Harris and Cook Named Nominees for America East Basketball Fans’ Choice Players of the Year
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC women’s basketball senior guard Raven Harris (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne/American) and men’s basketball senior guard Ryan Cook (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti/Chestnut Hill College) have each been nominated for the 2012-13 America East Fans’ Choice Players of the Year.

February 27, 2013
Men's Basketball Heads to Hartford for 2012-13 Road Regular Season Finale
UMBC enters the final week of the regular season trying to hold off UNH for the sixth seed in the upcoming America East Tournament. The Retrievers open play this week by taking on the Hartford Hawks at the Chase Family Arena on Thurs., Feb. 28.

February 23, 2013
Men's Basketball Comes Up Short, Falling 68-59 to Boston U.
BALTIMORE- UMBC junior forward Chase Plummer (Plainfield, N.J. /St. Patrick) scored 18 points and added eight rebounds and led a Retriever second-half rally, but the hosts fell short and dropped a 68-59 decision to Boston University.

February 22, 2013
Men's Basketball Returns to RAC to Face Red-Hot Boston U. Squad on Saturday Evening
UMBC will welcome Boston University to the RAC Arena for the final time with the Terriers as members of the America East Conference on Sat., Feb. 23. Tip-off time between the Retrievers and Terriers is 7:00 p.m. Gary Stein handles broadcast duties on Q1370 (www.q1370.com).

February 19, 2013
Men's Basketball Goes Stone Cold, Falls at First-Place Stony Brook
Stony Brook, N.Y.- UMBC threw a very early scare into first-place Stony Brook, but the Seawolves won for the 20th time this season, defeating the Retrievers, 83-39, at Pritchard Gym.

February 18, 2013
Men's Basketball Heads to New York to Take on First-Place Stony Brook on Tuesday Evening
UMBC has four regular season games left before the America East Conference Tournament.

February 13, 2013
Neller's 28-Footer Sends Game to OT, But Men's Basketball Falls, 92-86, in Extra Time at UNH
Durham, N.H.-UMBC senior guard Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J./Christian Bros. Acad.) sent the game to overtime with a 28-footer at the buzzer, but the visiting Retrievers trailed the entire overtime period and fell to New Hampshire, 92-86, at Lundholm Gymnasium.

February 12, 2013
Men's Basketball Heads North to Face New Hampshire on Wednesday Evening
UMBC starts a two-game America East road swing on Wed., Feb. 9 when they visit New Hampshire at Lundholm Gymnasium.

February 9, 2013
Men's Basketball Can't Dig Out of First Half Hole, Fall to Vermont, 67-55
BALTMORE- UMBC dug itself a deep first-half hole and could not climb all the way out, falling to visiting Vermont, 67-55, at the RAC Arena.

February 8, 2013
Vermont Visits Men's Basketball on "WNST Day" Doubleheader at RAC Arena
UMBC completes its three-game homestand on Sat., Feb. 9 when they welcome the Vermont Catamounts to the RAC Arena.

February 6, 2013
Men's Basketball Starts Slowly, Falls to Visiting Albany
BALTIMORE- The Albany Great Danes improved to 9-2 on the road this season with a 79-56 victory over UMBC at the RAC Arena.

February 5, 2013
Men's Basketball Continues Homestand in "RAC in Black"; Retrievers Host Albany on Wednesday Evening
UMBC plays two of the top three teams in America East this week, as they welcome Albany and then Vermont to the RAC Arena.

February 4, 2013
Brian Neller Named America East Player of the Week
Cambridge, Mass.- UMBC senior guard Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J./Christian Brothers Acad.) has been named America East Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games ending Feb. 3, 2013.

February 2, 2013
Neller's Trey With 0.5 Seconds Left Propels Men's Basketball Over Maine, 68-67
BALTIMORE- UMBC senior guard Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J./Christian Bros. Academy) netted a heavily-contested 25-footer with 0.5 seconds to play to propel the Retrievers to a thrilling 68-67 victory over Maine at the RAC Arena.

February 1, 2013
Men's Basketball Opens Three-Game Homestand vs. Maine on Saturday Evening
UMBC opens a rare three-game America East Conference homestand when they welcome the Maine Black Bears to the RAC Arena on Sat., Feb. 2.

January 30, 2013
Men's Basketball Completes First Half of League Season at Binghamton Wednesday Evening
UMBC completes the first half of America East play when they travel to Vestal, N.Y. to take on the Binghamton Bearcats.

January 30, 2013
Plummer’s Second Half Heroics, Neller's Hot Shooting Lead Men’s Basketball Past Binghamton, 61-58
VESTAL, N.Y. – UMBC junior forward Chase Plummer (Plainfield, N.J./St. Patrick) scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half and senior guard Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) made six three-pointers to lead the UMBC men’s basketball team past Binghamton 61-58, Wednesday evening at the Events Center.

January 26, 2013
Men's Basketball Drops Battle of Hot-Shooting Squads to Boston U., 81-75
Boston, Mass.- Despite a torrid shooting display by visiting UMBC, the Boston University Terriers outscored the Retrievers, 81-75 at Case Gymnasium.

January 25, 2013
Men's Basketball Heads to Boston for Match-Up with Terriers on Saturday Afternoon
UMBC makes its final trip to Boston, Mass. to take on the Terriers in an America East Conference contest on Sat., Jan. 26. Tip-off time at the Case Gymnasium is set for 1:00 p.m. with Paul Mittermeier (Q1370, www.q1370.com) on the call

January 23, 2013
Men's Basketball Rallies Late, But Falls Short vs. Stony Brook, 67-60
BALTIMORE- UMBC rallied from a 15-point second-half deficit, but could not complete the comeback and fell, 67-60, to Stony Brook at the RAC Arena.

January 22, 2013
Men's Basketball Returns to RAC as League Powerhouse Stony Brook Invades Wednesday Evening
After a week lay-off, UMBC looks to continue to protect its home court in league play on Wed., Jan. 23 when they host league power Stony Brook.

January 16, 2013
Men's Basketball Grabs Big Early Lead, Throttles Hartford, 70-57
BALTIMORE- UMBC jumped out to a 20-0 lead in the first nine minutes of play and went on to throttle Hartford, 70-57, at the RAC Arena.

January 15, 2013
Men's Basketball Tries to Protect Home Court as Hartford Visits on Wednesday Evening
UMBC looks to continue to protect its home court in league play on Wed., Jan. 16 when they host the Hartford Hawks.

January 12, 2013
Men's Basketball Cannot Sustain Mid-Game Rally, Falls at Vermont, 68-53
Burlington, Vt.- UMBC could not sustain a mid-game rally and the Retrievers fell to America East defending champion, Vermont, 68-53, at Patrick Gym.

January 11, 2013
Men's Basketball Returns North to Face Defending Champion Vermont on Saturday Afternoon
No America East team has given the UMBC Retrievers more headaches than the Vermont Catamounts.

January 9, 2013
Revamped Lineup Propels Men's Basketball to 68-57 Victory Over UNH
BALTIMORE-UMBC senior guard Ryan Cook (Laurel, Md./Pallotti) led all scorers with 21 points and a retooled lineup propelled the Retrievers to a 68-57 victory over New Hampshire in an America East Conference match-up at the RAC Arena.

January 8, 2013
Men's Basketball Opens Home Portion of America East Slate vs. UNH on Wednesday Evening
The UMBC men’s basketball team plays at home for the first time since Dec. 12 and opens the home portion of its America East Conference schedule on Wed., Jan. 9 when they host the New Hampshire Wildcats.

January 5, 2013
Maine Scorches Nets and Withstands Retriever Rally to Upend Men's Basketball, 81-66
Orono, Maine- Host Maine shot a blistering 58.5 percent from the floor and withstood a late Retriever rally to win their fourth straight, defeating visiting UMBC, 81-66, at Alfond Arena.

January 4, 2013
Men's Basketball Visits Maine for Early Saturday Matinee
SET THE SCENE: The UMBC men’s basketball team heads right back onto the road when they travel to Orono, Maine to take on the Maine Black Bears at Alfond Arena on Sat., Jan.5 at noon.

January 2, 2013
Men's Baketball Drops America East Opener at Albany
Albany, N.Y.- UMBC committed 15 second-half fouls and host Albany took advantage, outscoring the Retrievers, 20-5, from the charity stripe for the game and winning the America East opener for both teams, 65-48, at SEFCU Arena.

January 1, 2013
Men's Basketball Opens Tenth Season in America East Play at Red-Hot Albany on Wednesday Evening
UMBC opens its tenth America East Conference campaign with a tough two-game road swing, which begins at Albany on Wed., Jan. 2.

December 29, 2012
Men's Basketball Drops Another Heartbreaker, 58-55, at Mount St. Mary's
Emmitsburg, Md.—UMBC suffered another tough loss to a Northeast Conference opponent, falling 58-55, at Mount St. Mary’s.

December 28, 2012
Men's Basketball Plays Final Game of 2012 at Mount St. Mary's on Saturday Afternoon
The UMBC men’s basketball team and the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers rekindle a basketball rivalry when the two sides meet at the Knott Arena on Sat., Dec. 29. UMBC and MSM met 46 times between 1972-2003.

December 22, 2012
Men's Basketball Nearly Steals One, But Falls at DePaul, 69-61
Chicago, Ill.-UMBC nearly stole one from DePaul.

December 20, 2012
Men's Basketball Travels to Chicago as Retrievers Face DePaul in Saturday Matinee
The UMBC men’s basketball has completed the exam period and returns to action on Sat., Dec. 22 when they travel to Chicago to take on DePaul University at Allstate Arena.

December 12, 2012
Men's Basketball Blitzed Early, Falls To Visiting Coppin State
BALTIMORE- Visiting Coppin State hit its first eight shots from the floor and led all the way in an 80-61 victory over UMBC at the RAC Arena.

December 11, 2012
Men's Basketball Ends Fall Semester With Home Affair on Wednesday With Coppin State
UMBC plays its final game before the exam period when they host the Coppin State Eagles on Wed., Dec. 12 at the RAC Arena.

December 9, 2012
Norfolk State Outshoots Men's Basketball, 83-66
Norfolk, Va.- Host Norfolk State, a team which reached the third round of the NCAA Championship a year ago, hit 54 percent from the floor and 9-of-15 from behind the arc and defeated UMBC, 83-66 at Echols Hall in the first meeting between the two schools.

December 8, 2012
Men's Basketball Faces 2012 NCAA Tournament Cinderella Norfolk State on the Road in Sunday Matinee
UMBC faces a team- Norfolk State- that is coming off a landmark season. The Spartans posted a 26-10 record a year ago and defeated Missouri in the second round of the NCAA Championship.

December 6, 2012
Men's Basketball Suffers Second Home Overtime Loss of Young Season, 73-70 in Two OT's to American
BALTIMORE- UMBC rallied late to tie American at the end of regulation in the first overtime period, but fell, 73-70, to the Eagles in double overtime.

December 5, 2012
Men's Basketball Welcomes American U. to RAC Arena on Thursday Evening
For the sixth consecutive season, the UMBC men’s basketball team will face American University.

December 4, 2012
Furious Comeback By Men's Basketball Halted at George Mason, Retrievers Fall, 74-63
Fairfax, Va.- The UMBC men’s basketball cut a 19-point first half deficit to as few as six points in the second half, but host George Mason (6-3) hung on for a 74-63 victory before 3,509 at the Patriot Center.

December 3, 2012
UMBC Announces Under Armour As Official Outfitter Of Retriever Athletics
BALTIMORE- UMBC Athletics today announced that Under Armour, Inc., the Baltimore-based leader in athletic performance apparel, footwear, and accessories will be the official outfitter of Retriever Athletics through 2018.

December 1, 2012
Cook, Roseboro Combine For 41 Points in UMBC's 66-62 Victory Over Towson
BALTIMORE- UMBC senior guard Ryan Cook (Laurel, Md./Pallotti) scored 18 of his game-high 22 points in the second half and junior post Brett Roseboro (Quakertown, Pa./Quakertown) posted career highs with 19 points and 10 rebounds as the host Retrievers (2-5) never trailed in a 66-62 victory over Towson (3-4) .

November 30, 2012
Men's Basketball Faces Local Rival Towson at RAC Arena on Saturday Evening
In its 46-year varsity basketball history, the Towson Tigers are UMBC’s most frequently-contested opponent and the two squads will meet for the 54th time on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the RAC Arena.

November 29, 2012
Men's Basketball Falls to Visiting Canisius, 83-65
BALTIMORE- Visiting Canisius scored the last nine points of the first half and opened the second half on a 9-1 run to break open a close game and proceed to defeat UMBC, 83-65 at the RAC Arena.

November 28, 2012
Men's Basketball Welcomes Improved Canisius Squad to RAC Arena on Thursday Evening
The Canisius Golden Griffins will visit the RAC Arena for the first time ever when they take on the UMBC Retrievers on Thurs., Nov. 29.

November 27, 2012
Men's Basketball Announces NLI Signings of Will Darley, Charles Taylor, Jr.
BALTIMORE- Two prospective student-athletes with Maryland connections have signed national letters-of-intent to attend UMBC in the fall of 2013 and compete in the sport of men’s basketball, acting head coach Aki Thomas announced today.

November 26, 2012
Marquette Wears Down Gritty Men's Basketball Squad to Prevail in Milwaukee
Milwaukee, Wisc.- UMBC junior forward Chase Plummer (Plainfield, N.J./St. Patrick) scored a team-high 12 points and the visiting Retrievers hung with the Big East’s Marquette Golden Eagles for quite a while before falling, 79-46, at the Bradley Center.

November 24, 2012
Men's Basketball Heads to Marquette For Monday Evening Tilt With Golden Eagles
The UMBC men’s basketball team (1-3) boards a plane for the first time this season when they travel to play Marquette at the Bradley Center on Mon., Nov. 26.

November 20, 2012
High Energy Men's Basketball Squad Drops Heartbreaker, 83-82, to Central Connecticut in Overtime
BALTIMORE- Five Retrievers scored in double figures, but visiting Central Connecticut State (3-2) edged UMBC (1-3), 83-82, in overtime in a high-energy contest played at the RAC Arena.

November 19, 2012
Men's Basketball Welcomes Familiar Foe, Central Connecticut, to RAC Arena in Twin-Bill Nightcap on Tuesday
UMBC (1-2) meets a familiar foe on Tuesday, Nov. 20, when the Retrievers welcome the the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (2-2). Both programs debuted at the NCAA Division I level in 1986-87 and Tuesday’s contest will be the 34th between the Devils and Dawgs.

November 14, 2012
Plummer Ties Career Best With 28 Points, But Men's Basketball Falls, 86-70, at Loyola
BALTIMORE- UMBC junior forward Chase Plummer (Plainfield, N.J./St. Patrick) tied a career high with 28 points, but a hot-shooting Loyola squad defeated the Retrievers, 86-70, at Reitz Arena.

November 13, 2012
Men's Basketball Has Late Night Date at Loyola on Wednesday; Game Televised on MASN-TV
UMBC and Loyola will meet for the 46th time when the annual dogfight commences at Reitz Arena on Wed., Nov. 14 at 9:00 p.m. Loyola has won five straight in the series, but hold a narrow 13-12 edge in 25 previous Divisino I meetings. Gary Stein and Paul Mittermeier have the call on Q1370/www.q1370.com., while Johnny Holliday and Troy Green share the microphone on MASN-TV.

November 12, 2012
Ryan Cook Named America East's First Men's Basketball Player of the Week for 2012-13 Season
Cambridge, Mass.- UMBC senior guard Ryan Cook (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) was named America East Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games ending Nov. 11, the league office announced.

November 12, 2012
Men's Basketball Wins Home Opener, 70-52; Coach Aki Thomas Posts First Collegiate Victory
BALTIMORE- UMBC senior guard Ryan Cook (Laurel, Md./Pallotti) led a balanced effort with 14 points as the Retrievers got the home slate off to a good start with a 70-52 victory over Eastern (Pa.) before 1,719 at the RAC Arena.

November 11, 2012
Men's Basketball Opens Home Schedule on Monday Night vs. Eastern (Pa.)
UMBC plays the first of 14 home games during the 2012-13 season when they welcome the Eastern (Pa.) Eagles to RAC Arena on Mon., Nov. 11.

November 9, 2012
Cook Posts 28 Points and 11 Rebounds, But Penn Rallies to Knock Off Men's Basketball, 80-75
PHILADELPHIA- Despite a tremendous 28-point, 11-rebound effort by senior guard Ryan Cook (Laurel, Md./Pallotti), the visiting UMBC Retrievers fell, 80-75, at Penn in the opening game for both teams.

November 7, 2012
Men's Basketball Tips off 2012-13 Season at Penn on Friday, Nov. 9
UMBC opens its 27th NCAA Division I basketball season and tenth as a member of the America East Conference when they take on the Penn Quakers at the Palestra on Fri., Nov. 9. Gary Stein and Paul Mittermeier have the call on Q1370/www.q1370.com.

November 6, 2012
All Retriever Home Basketball Games to be Broadcast Live on UMBCRetrievers.tv
BALTIMORE – All 28 UMBC home basketball games will be broadcast live on UMBCRetrievers.tv for the 2012-13 season, beginning with the women’s game against Monmouth on Sunday, Nov. 11.

October 31, 2012
John Zito Returns to the Sidelines as Assistant Coach for Men's Basketball
BALTIMORE- John Zito has been named assistant men’s basketball coach at UMBC, acting head coach Aki Thomas announced today.

October 23, 2012
Chase Plummer Selected to America East Preseason All-Conference Team
Albany, N.Y.-UMBC junior forward Chase Plummer (Plainfield, N.J./St. Patrick) was selected to the America East Preseason All-Conference team in a vote of the league’s head coaches.

October 10, 2012
Randy Monroe Resigns as Head Men's Basketball Coach at UMBC; Aki Thomas Named Acting Head Coach
Randy Monroe has resigned as head men’s basketball coach at UMBC, effective immediately, Director of Athletics Dr. Charles Brown announced today. Aki Thomas, who has served the five previous seasons on the Retriever basketball staff, has been named acting head coach for the 2012-13 campaign.

September 18, 2012
UMBC Basketball Scheduled to Play Three ESPN3 Games in 2012-13
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The UMBC men’s and women’s basketball teams will be nationally broadcasted three times during the 2012-13 conference slate, as part of the America East’s television package with ESPN, the league announced on Tuesday.

September 12, 2012
Adrian Satchell and Chase Plummer Named Co-Captains for 2012-13 Men's Basketball Squad
Senior Adrian Satchell (Windsor, Conn./Windsor) and junior Chase Plummer (Plainfield, N.J./St. Patrick) have been named co-captains of the 2012-13 UMBC men’s basketball squad, head coach Randy Monroe announced today.

August 28, 2012
America East Reveals 2013 Men's Basketball League Slate
Cambridge, Mass.- The America East Conference revealed the 2013 men’s basketball league schedule today and UMBC will open its tenth league season with a pair of road games.

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