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. Fans can catch all the action live with Gary Stein and Paul Mittermeier on Q1370 AM/www.q1370.com, starting with the pregame show at 1:55 p.m.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: The Retrievers (2-10) turned the host DePaul Blue Demons over 18 times, recording a season-high 14 steals, but fell, 69-61 at Allstate Arena on Dec. 22. UMBC has now dropped fi ve consecutive contests. The Retrievers failed to capatalize on 16 off ensive rebounds- resulting in just 7 points- and misfired on 9 of 17 shots from the charity stripe. FR G Aaron Morgan scored a career-high 15 points in the game. SR G Ryan Cook (team-high 17.4 ppg) scored in double figures (13 pts.) for the 11th time in 12 games.
MOUNTAINEER UPDATE: Mount St. Mary's (4-6) dropped its third straight game, 87-66, at Western Michigan on Dec. 22. WMU hit over 60 pecent (32-of-53) of its shots from the floor. JR G Rashad Whack led MSM with 16 points in the game. He leads the Mount with 12.5 ppg. The Mount hits nearly nine treys per game, while attempting over 26 per contest.
WHO'S UP NEXT: UMBC opens its tenth America East Conference season on the road on Wed., Jan. 2 as they take on Albany at 7:00 p.m.