The UMBC men's basketball team plays its final home game of the 2014-15 campaign as they entertain two-time defending league champion Albany on Wednesday, Feb. 25. The Retrievers can still finish sixth in America East as the playoffs get underway next Wednesday. UMBC will honor its lone senior, Devarick Houston, prior to tip-off time (approx. 7:07 p.m.) and the game will be broadcast on Q1370 (www.q1370.com) as Gary Stein and Paul Mittermeier describe the action. Streaming is available on www.umbcretrievers.tv.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: All five UMBC (4-23, 2-12 AE) starters scored in double figures and the Retrievers shot 59 percent in the second half as they surged past Maine, 73-66, at the RAC Arena on Saturday. Junior post Cody Joyce, who posted his 20th game of the season in double figures, led UMBC with 16 points and wings Will Darley (career high) and Malcolm Brent added 15 apiece. Joyce, the team leader with 13.3 points per game, averages 16.3 points per game in league play and leads America East in scoring. Guard Jourdan Grant just became the sixth UMBC DI player to record 100 (107) in his freshman campaign.
GREAT DANE UPDATE: Albany (19-8, 13-1 AE) won its first 12 America East Conference games of the campaign and have clinched at least a tie for the regular season title. The Great Danes rebounded from a 59-56 loss to Stony Brook by edging Hartford, 70-64, at home on Feb. 20. Junior guard Ray Sanders hit 11-of-12 free throw attempts and led UA with 19 point versus the Hawks. Senior forward Sam Rowley leads a balanced attack with 14.0 points per game. UA has made 406 free throws (15.0 per game), just six less than their foes have attempted in 2014-15.
WHO'S UP NEXT: UMBC completes the regular season at Binghamton on Saturday at 2:00 p.m.