BALTIMORE – Season tickets for UMBC men's and women's basketball are on sale now.
The men will play host to 14 games at the RAC Arena in 2016-17, the most since the 2009-10 campaign. The opener is a matinee versus Hood College, set for Friday, Nov. 11 at 2:00 p.m. The non-conference home slate features a pair of high-profile 7:00 p.m. contests in a 48-hour pre-holiday span, as the Retrievers host cross-town rival Towson on Sat., Dec. 17 and The Citadel on Mon., Dec. 19.
Ryan Odom's squad opens America East play on Thursday, Jan. 5 when they host Binghamton and there will be a special Martin Luther King, Jr., Day matinee (1 p.m.) when the UMBC welcomes league power Albany.
2015-16 America East's leading scorer, Retriever junior guard Jairus Lyles brings his dynamic style back to the RAC, and Baltimore products Rodney Elliott, Will Darley and Ben Grace should buoy the Retrievers in Coach Odom's fast-paced style of play.
Coming off a post-season appearance in 2015-16, the women's squad opens their campaign versus Gettysburg on Sunday, Nov. 13. UMBC opens with four straight home games, including a date with Ivy League power Princeton on Sun., Nov. 27. Phil Stern's squad hosts all four local Baltimore rivals at the RAC Arena in the non-conference portion of the slate.
America East play will be highlighted by the annual Midday Madness game vs. Stony Brook on Wed., Jan. 25 and a match-up versus league power Albany on Play4Kay Day, a 7 p.m. tip on Wed., Feb. 15.
Player of the Year candidates Taylor McCarley and Pandora Wilson are poised to lead the program to greater heights as Retriever women's basketball celebrates the 10th anniversary of their 2006-07 America East title!
Season tickets for men's basketball costs only $99, while the women's 15-game slate is available for $50. Fans may also purchase a combo-pack, getting tickets to all 29 games for only $120.
Also, new to the RAC Arena this season is a limited number of court-side seats. Men's basketball court-side seats are priced at $199 per seat, Women's are $99 per seat and the combo is $250 per seat.