UMBC begins the second half of the America East schedule on Mon., Jan. 31 when they attempt to split the season series against host Stony Brook. The Seawolves defeated UMBC, 64-56, to open league play on Jan. 2. Fans can catch all the action on Fox 1370 Sports Radio (www.fox1370.com) with Paul Mittermeier on the call, beginning with the pregame show at 6:55 p.m.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: Three of UMBC's (3-18, 2-6) last four outings have been decided by four points or less. After recording back-to-back league wins in come-from-behind fashion, the Retrievers gave one back on Jan. 26, squandering a 12-point halftime lead and falling in the closing minute to Albany, 66-63 at the RAC Arena. Junior guard Chris De La Rosa (team-high 16.9 ppg, the lone Retriever averaging in double figures) continued his season-long brilliant play, with 15 points, 10 assists and 8 caroms vs. the Great Danes.
SEAWOLF UPDATE: Stony Brook snapped a three-game losing streak with a big 69-35 victory over Hartford at Pritchard Gymnasium on Jan. 29. Guards Bryan Dougher and Leonard Hayes scored 15 points apiece for the Seawolves. Like UMBC's De La Rosa, Dougher is the lone SBU player to average double figures at 13.2 points per game. Stony Brook is 4-5 at Pritchard Gym this season.
Who's Up Next: The Retrievers return home for the first of three of four at home when they entertain Binghamton on RAC in Black Night on Feb. 3. The game will be televised regionally by the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network as part of the America East television package.