The UMBC Department of Athletics will provide a bus for any fan wishing to travel to the University of Hartford for the top-seeded women's basketball team's America East Championship quarterfinal game on Friday, March 4, at 6:05 p.m. The bus will depart from the Stadium Lot (formerly Lot 17) at 9:30 a.m. and will return to Baltimore following the game. A seat on the bus is free; however tickets to the game are not included. Please contact assistant director of marketing Kristen Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org by 4 p.m. Thursday to reserve a seat on the bus. Tickets to the game, which can be purchased by calling 860-768-HAWK or visiting AmericaEast.com, are $15 for bleacher seating or $25 for reserved chairback. UMBC student seating is $10 with a valid ID and can be purchased at Hartford's Chase Arena at the Reich Family Pavilion.
The Retrievers (19-10, 13-3 AE) won their first-ever America East regular-season title and will face the winner of Thursday's first-round game between No. 8 Stony Brook and No. 9 Maine. With a win, UMBC would take on the winner of Friday's quarterfinal matchup between No. 4 Hartford and No. 5 Albany on Sunday at 1:34 p.m. Should the Retrievers emerge victorious, they would host the America East Championship game on Saturday, March 12.