Men's Basketball Hosts Colgate in Saturday Matinee

Men's Basketball Hosts Colgate in Saturday Matinee

Colgate at UMBC Game Notes, Nov. 28 2015 

The UMBC Retrievers get one more shot at a Patriot League team at the RAC Arena when they welcome Colgate on Saturday, Nov. 28. Tip-off time for the contest is 1:00 p.m.

 

Gary Stein and Paul Mittermeier have the call on Q1370 (www.q1370.com), beginning at 12:55 p.m. and free, HD streaming is available at www.umbcretrievers.tv. Live stats will be available via www.umbcretrievers.com and you can also follow via the men's basketball program's Twitter feed (UMBC_MBB). Fans can also access the live stats from UMBC Front Row, UMBC Athletics' mobile website.

 

RETRIEVER UPDATE: Navy's defense throttled UMBC (1-5) and the Midshipmen shot better than 57 percent from the floor, as they defeated the Retrievers, 75-54, at the RAC Arena, on Wednesday evening.

 

UMBC freshman Joe Sherburne led the Retrievers with 14 points, scoring in double figures for the fifth time in six games this season. Plagued by foul trouble, red-shirt sophomore guard Rodney Elliott  added 11 points.

 

The Retrievers have lost both home games to Patriot League foes, suffering an earlier setback versus Loyola. 

 

In his return after missing the 2014-15 season due to injury, Elliott leads UMBC with 14.7 points per game and has scored in double figures in all six contests. Sherburne is second on the squad at 13.4 points per game, while senior post Cody Joyce has produced 11.3 points and a team-high 5.8 caroms per game.


RAIDER UPDATE: Colgate won their opener in impressive fashion at George Mason, 66-53, but has dropped three straight, including a setback to AE rival Albany, 86-67, and Tuesday's loss at Fordham, 84-58. Three Raiders are averaging in double figures, including forward Jordan Swopshire, who comes in at 13.5 points per outing. Colgate finished second in the Patriot League with a 12-6 mark last season, but lost four starters due to graduation. 

 

SERIES NOTES: This is the first meeting between the two schools.

 

WHO'S UP NEXT: UMBC hits the road for three consecutive games, starting with a trip to Bowling Green for an 8:00 p.m. tip-off on Wednesday, Dec. 22. In addition to Gary Stein's call on Q1370, the game will be broadcast on ESPN3.