The UMBC Retrievers open a three-game road swing on Wednesday, Dec. 2 when they travel to northern Ohio to face Bowling Green State University, Tip-off time for the contest at the Stroh Center is slated for 8:00 p.m., or 30 minutes after BGSU's 6:00 p.m. women's contest vs. Evansville.
Gary Stein will have the call on Q1370 (www.q1370.com), beginning at 7:55 p.m. and ESPN3 will provide live streaming of the Retrievers-Falcons match-up. Live stats will be available via www.umbcretrievers.com and fans can also follow via the men's basketball program's Twitter feed (UMBC_MBB). Access of live stats and video is also available via UMBC Front Row, UMBC Athletics' mobile website.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: Making his first start of the season, UMBC junior wing Will Darley scored a career-high 18 points, but the Retrievers could not recover from a poor shooting (6-of-24, 25%) first half and fell to visiting Colgate, 71-63, at the RAC Arena. Sophomore guard Jourdan Grant tied Darley for team-high honors with 18 points, doing most of his damage from the free throw line, where he hit his first 11 shots and finished 12-of-14 overall.
UMBC (1-6) has dropped three straight since an 81-72 at Northern Colorado on Nov. 21.
In his return after missing the 2014-15 season due to injury, red-shirt sophomore guard Rodney Elliott leads UMBC with 13.1 points per game and scored in double figures in his first six contests. He is fourth in America East with 3.4 assists per game and seventh in free throw percentage (79.4%). Freshman wing Joe Sherburne is second on the squad at 12.6 points per game, while senior post Cody Joyce has produced 10.1 points and a team-high 5.7 caroms per game.
FALCON UPDATE: Under first-year head coach Michael Huger, BGSU has opened its season with a 4-2 mark, after a big 96-55 victory over Urbana on Sunday. The Falcons have won three straight, including an 82-77 victory at Florida-Gulf Coast on Nov. 23. Zach Denny leads a balanced attack with 14.0 points per game and the 6-2 junior guard also tops the squad with 7.2 caroms per outing. Senior forward Spencer Parker averaged 18.5 points per game on 62.5 percent shooting in BGSU's two wins last week. Bowling Green is shooting better than 37 percent from behind the arc for the season.
SERIES NOTES: This is the first meeting between the two schools.
WHO'S UP NEXT: UMBC heads south as they visit Longwood (Va.) for a 5:00 p.m. tip-off on Saturday, Dec. 5.