After a tough journey and setback at UMass Lowell on Sunday, UMBC (4-10, 0-1 America East) heads right back on the road to face defending league champion Albany (7-7, 1-0) at SEFCU Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 9 (7:00 p.m. tip-off). Paul Mittermeier has the call on Q1370 Iwww.q1370.com), and live streaming is available on the America East digital network at www.americaeast.tv. Streaming is also now available on most mobile devices.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: Due to travel concerns, UMBC bused the 7.5 hours to and from UML this weekend. Despite getting out to a 15-0 start, the Retrievers struggled from the floor over the last 30 minutes and fell to the Riverhawks, 59-54. FR G Rodney Elliott, who just earned his third league Rookie of the Week honor, led UMBC with points, but his 3-point attempt to tie the game in the final seconds was off the mark.
GREAT DANE UPDATE: Albany got off to a tremendous start in league play with a convincing 81-56 victory over Hartford on Jan. 4. UA his a program-record 16 treys in the contest. Guards Peter Hooley (25 pts.) and D.J. Evans (20 pts.) combined to hit 12-of-17 shots from behind the arc. Hooley, a sophomore, leads UA with 14.9 points per game, while junior forward Sam Rowley averages 12.6 points and a team-high 6.7 caroms per outing.
Who's Up Next: UMBC returns home to face an explosive Maine squad at the RAC Arena on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. UMBC's first six league games occur in a span of 16 days.