Men's Basketball Completes New England Swing at UNH in Saturday Matinee

Men's Basketball Completes New England Swing at UNH in Saturday Matinee

UMBC at New Hampshire Game Notes, Feb. 7, 2015

UMBC completes a two-game New England swing with a contest at league upstart New Hampshire at Lundholm Gymnasium on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 1:00 p.m. The Retrievers have won four times in 11 previous contests in Durham. N.H. The live stat link will be available via www.umbcretrievers.com and streaming is accessible on www.americaeast.tv.    

 

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (3-19, 1-8 AE) led for much of the first half, but committed 11 second-half turnovers and managed only 17 points in a 67-51 loss at U Mass Lowell on Thursday evening. Freshman guard Malcolm Brent led UMBC with 15 points and junior post Cody Joyce added 14 points and a game-high nine caroms. Joyce, now the team leader with 12.5 points per game, averages 15.8 points per game versus America East competition. Freshman post Jakob Stenhede helped UMBC to a 35-29 rebounding edge over UML with a season-best seven rebounds.

 

WILDCAT UPDATE:  Sophomore Jacoby Armstrong matched his career-high with 18 points and his team mounted a fierce late rally, but it was not quite enough as UNH dropped a heartbreaking 63-62 decision to America East-leading University at Albany at SEFCU Arena on Feb. 4. The loss snapped UNH's longest winning streak in 20 years at five games. The Wildcats are now 13-10 overall and 6-4 in the America East. Three Wildcats average in double figures, led by freshman forward Tanner Leissner, who scores 13.1 points per game and also averages a team-best 7.2 caroms per outing.

 

WHO'S UP NEXT:  UMBC returns home and entertains Stony Brook on Wednesday, Feb. 11 at 7:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast by ESPN3.