BALTIMORE, Md. - After a hard-fought battle with Towson on Tuesday, Nov. 22 in which the UMBC women's basketball team fell, 59-48, the Retrievers will be back in action to close out a four-game homestand against the Princeton Tigers on Sunday, Nov. 27. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. with Troy Green and Raven Harris on the call on umbcretreivers.tv.
Live stats will be available via www.umbcretrievers.com and fans can also follow via the women's basketball program's Twitter feed (UMBCWBB). Access of live stats and video is also available via UMBC Front Row, UMBC Athletics' mobile website.
Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC picked up its second loss of the season after falling 59-48 to Towson on Tuesday, Nov. 22. The Retrievers led by a point at halftime and out-shot their opponent in three of four quarters, but could not overcome a strong third quarter from the Tigers.
-The Retrievers are shooting 39.6 percent from the field and 38.6 from beyond the arc, which leads the America East conference. UMBC also leads the conference in scoring defense, allowing only 59.0 ppg while scoring 60.8, a +1.8 margin.
-Juniors Laura Castaldo and Lakiah Sims posted 17 points in the loss to Towson, while Sims brought down 11 boards for her first double-double at UMBC. Castaldo is averaging 10.5ppg, while Sims is chipping in 12.8 ppg and a team-leading 6.0 rpg.
-Sims ranks eighth among league players in scoring and tied for seventh in rebounding, while her 19 defensive rebounds ties her for third.
Scouting the Tigers:
-Princeton picked up its first win of the season after defeating Rutgers, 64-34 on Friday. The Tigers held the Knights to just 11-of-54 shooting (20.4 percent) and held the team to just three three-point baskets in the contest. Freshman Bella Alarie led the team with 14 points and added seven rebounds while junior Tia Weledji added 12.
-Alarie leads a Princeton team that is averaging 57.8 points per game by contributing 13.0 points and 6.8 rebounds. Leslie Robinson is chipping in 8.6 ppg and collecting 7.8 rpg, while Weledji is averaging 8.4 ppg.
Last Time They Met: Princeton 93, UMBC 46
The UMBC women's basketball team shot 10 percent from the floor (2-of-20) and were held to eight first half points en route to a 93-46 loss to Princeton on Dec. 2, 2012. The Retrievers continued their offensive struggles, connecting on two field goals in the first 20 minutes of action and allowed Princeton to a 51-8 advantage at the break. The Tigers had six different players drain a three-point field goal in the opening period and had 11 players score in the game, including five with double-digit points.
Up Next: UMBC will travel to Washington, D.C. for a mid-week matchup as they face American on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.