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Brooks Tallies 28 in UMBC’s 88-73 Victory Over Northern Illinois at Seton Hall Basketball Classic
Katie Brooks made a school-record 16 free throws while scoring a career-high 28 points.
The Retrievers scored 80 points for the second consecutive game, marking the first time they have reach the 80-point plateau in back-to-back contests since Feb. 14-17, 1990.
In a game that featured 64 combined fouls, UMBC made 41 of 53 free throws (77.4 percent), shattering the previous school record of 35 set against
The Retrievers led by one point, 18-17, at the 8:43 mark before going on a 19-3 run over the next 7:17 to take a commanding 37-20 lead. The Huskies went without a field goal during that stretch. UMBC led, 39-23, at halftime.
The Retrievers opened the second half with a 17-7 run to jump ahead by 27 points, 57-30, with 12:08 to play. But a 10-2
But UMBC sealed the victory by making six consecutive free throws in the final 41 seconds, including four by sophomore forward Meghan Colabella (Upper Montclair, N.J./Montclair), who was a perfect 6-for-6 from the line in her return to her home state.
The Retrievers scored 49 points in the second half but made just nine field goals while going 28-for-36 from the foul line.
Led by Brooks, four Retrievers scored in double figures for the first time since March 1, 2008, against
Freshman center Topé Obajolu (
The Retrievers shot 38.2 percent in the game while the Huskies shot 40.3 percent, including 48.6 in the second half. UMBC grabbed 40 rebounds for the third straight game, outrebounding