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Plummer became UMBC's first freshman in 25 years of Division I basketball to score in double figures in his first three contests with a season-high 14-point effort vs. Central Connecticut on Nov. 20. He scored 12 of UMBC's first 22 points in the game and added season high eight caroms.
Earlier in the week, Plummer scored 11 points and added four rebounds and two steals at Loyola. Coming off the bench, the 6-6 forward is averaging 12.7 points and 4.7 rebounds per game and is shooting 51.7 percent (15 of 29) from the floor.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: Through 30 minutes of its first three games, UMBC has trailed by six points or less to VMI, Loyola, and Central Connecticut, but could get over the hump and suffered double-digit losses to the Keydets (94-77) and Greyhounds (83-72) and an eight-point setback at the hands of the Blue Devils. Retriever opponents have hit 50 percent (88 of 176) of their shots from the floor and over 74 percent (61 of 82) from the charity stripe. Four Retrievers are averaging in double figures and newcomers Travis King (15.0 ppg, 51.9% fg) and Chase Plummer (12.7 ppg, 51.7% fg) are hitting better than 50 percent from the floor.
Inside the Series
Four Retrievers scored in double figures, but a first half drought put UMBC in a double-digit halftime hole, and Coppin State's Vince Goldsberry scored 18 points to lead five Eagles players in double figures as Coppin State (4-1) defeated UMBC 77-66, on Nov. 24, 2009.
UMBC jumped out to a 7-0 lead and were in front, 18-14 at the 8:35 mark of the first half. But the Eagles made nine of their last 14 shots of the half and the Retrievers made only three of their final 14 and Coppin State took a 36-25 halftime advantage.