Men's Basketball Faces American U. in Washington, D.C. on Thursday Evening

Joey Getz recorded six steals vs. Eastern on Monday.
Joey Getz recorded six steals vs. Eastern on Monday.

UMBC at American, 11-14-13

Non-conference rivals UMBC and American will meet for the seventh consecutive year as the Retrievers and Eagles get together at Bender Arena on Thursday, Nov. 14 for a 7:30 p.m. tip. Paul Mittermeier has the call on Q1370 ( and the game will be televised regionally  by Comcast SportsNet.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: Malik Garner shattered his career-high with 32 points and freshman guard Rodney Elliott hit a late 25-footer to send the game to overtime and the Retrievers prevailed, 84-79, in overtime over Eastern (Pa.) at the RAC Arena on Monday evening. The victory evened UMBC's early season slate at 1-1 after a setback at Arizona State (96-61)on Nov. 8.

EAGLE UPDATE: American is coming off an impressive showing in its season-opener at George Mason, holding a lead in Fairfax, Va., into the final fi ve minutes before a late Patriot comeback edged AU, 63-60 on Nov. 8. The Eagles were led by sophomore guard Jesse Reed who scored a team high 15 points. The season-opener also marked the first game for junior transfer from Stephen F. Austin State, Darius Gardner.The point guard scored 14 points and dished out a game-high six assists without recording a turnover.

WHO'S UP NEXT: UMBC returns to the RAC Arena on Sunday, Nov. 17 when they welcome in-state rival Mount St. Mary's. Tip-off time is slated for 2:00 p.m.