2011-12 Men's Basketball News

July 31, 2012
Men's Basketball Releases 2012 Non-Conference Slate
UMBC will open the 2012-13 men’s basketball campaign at the University of Pennsylvania and play six non-conference home games before America East Conference competition, it was announced today by head coach Randy Monroe.

July 16, 2012
Walt Fuller Named Retrievers' Assistant Men's Basketball Coach
Walt Fuller has been named assistant men’s basketball coach at UMBC, head coach Randy Monroe announced today.

March 2, 2012
Chase Plummer Selected to America East Conference Second Team
West Hartford, Conn.- Sophomore forward Chase Plummer (Plainfield, N.J./St. Patrick) was selected to the America East Conference Second Team, it was announced today at the University of Harford, site of the 2012 championships.

March 1, 2012
Men's Basketball Falls in Overtime to Binghamton in America East Tournament First Round
West Hartford, Conn.- Ninth-seeded Binghamton defeated No. 8 UMBC, 73-67, in overtime in the first round of the America East Tournament.

February 29, 2012
Men's Basketball to Face Binghamton in America East Conference Tournament First Round on Thursday Evening
The UMBC men’s basketball team competes in its ninth America East Conference Tournament and opens play on Thursday, March 1 when the take on the Binghamton Bearcats.

February 25, 2012
Men's Basketball Drops Regular Season Finale at Vermont
Burlington, VT - The UMBC men’s basketball team concluded the 2011-2012 regular season with a 80-49 loss to Vermont at Patrick Gym Saturday.

February 24, 2012
Men's Basketball Concludes Regular Season at Vermont on Saturday Afternoon
UMBC concludes the regular season at second-place Vermont on Sat., Feb. 25. Tip-off time is set for 1:00 p.m. from Patrick Gymnasium.

February 22, 2012
Plummer Climbs to Second on Sophomore Scoring Chart, But Icy Men's Basketball Effort Falls Short
BALTIMORE- Despite a game-high 21 points from sophomore forward Chase Plummer (Plainfield, N.J.), host UMBC could not recover from a horrid shooting first half and fell to Boston University, 73-52, in the final home contest of the 2011-12 campaign.

February 22, 2012
Cook, Plummer are Candidates for Fans' Choice America East Player of the Year
UMBC junior guard Ryan Cook and sophomore forward Chase Plummer are the Retrievers’ candidates for the America East Conference’s Fan’s Choice Player of the Year.

February 21, 2012
Men's Basketball Hosts Boston U. in Home Finale
UMBC plays its final home game of the 2011-12 season when they host the Boston University Terriers on Wed., Feb. 22. The Retrievers’ lone senior, post Jake Wasco, will be honored in pregame ceremonies.

February 18, 2012
Plummer Continues Surge, But Men's Basketball's Rally Falls Short at Canisius
Buffalo, N.Y. – The UMBC men’s basketball team was unable to come back from an early deficit in their Sears Bracket Busters game against MAAC foe Canisius as they fell, 73-66 at the Koessler Athletic Center

February 17, 2012
Men's Basketball Travels to Canisius For Sears Bracket Buster X Contest
UMBC will compete in its second Sears Bracket Buster series on Saturday, Feb. 18 when the Retrievers take on host Canisius at the Koessler Athletic Center. Tip-off time is set for 2:00 p.m.

February 15, 2012
Men's Basketball Gets Defensive, Surges Past Binghamton, 70-56
Vestal, N.Y.- UMBC held host Binghamton to 34 percent shooting and defeated the Bearcats, 70-56, at the BU Events Center.

February 14, 2012
Men's Basketball Travels To Binghamton to Take on Bearcats on Wednesday Evening
The BU Events Center has been a house of horrors for UMBC, as the Retrievers have just one victory in nine previous contests vs. the Bearcats. Both teams are hungry for a victory- UMBC has dropped seven straight since a win over Binghamton on Jan. 19, while BU is desperately searching for its first triumph over the season.

February 12, 2012
Cook Nets 19, But New Hampshire Outlasts Men's Basketball, 66-60
BALTIMORE- For the third time in the last four games, UMBC had a halftime lead, but again could not put two solid halves together and fell to visiting New Hampshire, 66-60, at the RAC Arena.

February 11, 2012
New Hampshire Visits UMBC in Men's Hoops Sunday Matinee
UMBC goes for a series sweep and give themselves a potential tie-breaker edge over New Hampshire when the Retrievers and Wildcats meet in a Sunday matinee (1:00 p.m.) on Sunday, Feb. 12. For the second consecutive game, the Retrievers will be without head coach Randy Monroe, who suffered a death in the family and remains in Aiken, S.C.

February 9, 2012
Men's Basketball Challenges First-Place Stony Brook, But Retrievers Fall, 80-68
Stony Brook, N.Y. - Despite a gritty effort by the visiting UMBC, first-place Stony Brook outscored the Retrievers, 46-33, in the second half and prevailed, 80-68, at Pritchard Gymnasium.

February 7, 2012
Plummer and Getz Shine Offensively, But Visiting Hartford Edges Men's Basketball, 76-70
BALTIMORE- The visiting Hartford Hawks snapped their five-game losing streak and extended UMBC’s to five as they outscored the Retrievers, 76-70 at the RAC Arena.

February 6, 2012
RAC in Black Returns as Men's Basketball Hosts Hartford on Tuesday Evening
UMBC will try to shake off a difficult loss and snap a four-game slide as the Hartford Hawks visit the Retrievers in America East action on Tuesday, Feb. 7.

February 4, 2012
Men’s Basketball Falls in Overtime Thriller to Maine, 77-76
BALTIMORE, MD. – The UMBC men’s basketball team came back from a ten-point second half deficit to force overtime, but could not pull off the upset, losing to Maine, 77-76, Saturday afternoon at the RAC Arena.

February 3, 2012
Men's Basketball Welcomes Maine Black Bears On Saturday Afternoon for Hall of Fame Day Battle
UMBC plays its lone Saturday home date of the conference season when the Retrievers host the Maine Black Bears at the RAC Arena on Feb. 4.

February 1, 2012
Cook Nets Team Season-Best 28 Points, but Men's Basketball Falls at Albany, 87-76
Albany, N.Y.- UMBC junior guard Ryan Cook (Laurel, Md./Pallotti) scored a team season-best 28 points, but Albany’s Gerardo Suero countered with 32 to lead the host Great Danes to an 87-76 victory at SEFCU Arena.

January 31, 2012
Men's Basketball Opens Second Half of League Campaign at Albany on Wednesday
UMBC begins the second half of America East play on Wed., Feb. 1, when they visit Albany. The Retrievers had a bye over the weekend, while Albany pulled away late for a 12-point victory at Hartford.

January 24, 2012
Men's Basketball Ends First Half of League Play With Setback at Boston U.
Boston, Mass.- Senior guard Darryl Partin, the nation’s 16th-leading scorer, produced 17 points and the host Boston University Terriers extended their winning streak to seven straight with a 83-48 victory over UMBC at a rowdy Case Gymnasium.

January 23, 2012
Men's Basketball Completes First Half of League Season at Boston U. on Tuesday Evening
UMBC and Boston complete the first half of the conference schedule when they take the court at Case Gymansium on Tues., Jan. 24. Tonight’s game is the 1200th in UMBC’s 45 years of intercollegiate basketball.

January 22, 2012
Vermont Shares the Wealth, Defeats Men's Basketball in America East Action
BALTIMORE- Six Vermont players scored in double figures, as the visiting Catamounts defeated UMBC, 90-62, in an America East Conference contest.

January 20, 2012
Men's Basketball To Host Vermont in Early Sunday Afternoon Encounter
No team in America East has given UMBC more headaches than Vermont. Take out the three wins recorded in the 2008 title season and UMBC has just one additional win in 17 attempts.

January 19, 2012
Cook, Neller Shoot Men's Basketball Past Binghamton, 64-58
BALTIMORE- Junior guards Ryan Cook (Laurel, Md./Pallotti) and Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J) scored and 20 points and 16 points respectively and led UMBC to a 64-58 victory over Binghamton in America East Conference action.

January 18, 2012
Men's Basketball Welcomes Binghamton to RAC Arena on Thursday Evening
Two teams- the UMBC Retrievers and Binghamton Bearcats- desperate for a victory meet at the RAC Arena on Thursday, Jan. 17.

January 17, 2012
Hartford Hits Key Threes, Outlasts Men's Basketball
West Hartford, Conn.- UMBC’s defensive struggles continued as the host Hartford Hawks hit 51 percent from the floor and buried 11 of 24 attempts from behind the arc and defeated the Retrievers, 74-57, at Chase Family Arena.

January 16, 2012
Men's Basketball Opens Busy Week at Hartford on Tuesday Evening
UMBC will try to shake off a forgettable performance six days ago against Stony Brook and pull off their fourth consecutive win vs. Hartford at Chase Family Arena when they battle the resurgent Hawks on Tues., Jan. 17 at 7:00 p.m.

January 11, 2012
Red-Hot Stony Brook Quintet Overwhelms Men's Basketball
BALTIMORE- The visiting Stony Brook Seawolves shot nearly 59 percent from the floor and defeated UMBC, 89-49, at the RAC Arena.

January 10, 2012
Men's Basketball Entertains Surging Stony Brook at RAC Arena on Wednesday Evening
Stony Brook has swept the last three season series vs. UMBC and the red-hot Seawolves invade the RAC Arena on Wed., Jan. 11 to battle the Retrievers.

January 7, 2012
Maine's Marksmanship Too Much for Men's Basketball
Orono, Maine- Playing for the third time in six days, UMBC men’s basketball team fell to a rested Maine squad, 89-70, at Alfond Arena in an America East Conference contest.

January 6, 2012
Men's Basketball Returns to North Country; Retrievers Take on Maine in Saturday Matinee
The UMBC men’s basketball team completes a grueling first week in America East Conference play when they take on the Maine Black Bears at Alfond Arena on Saturday, Jan. 6.

January 5, 2012
Plummer Nets Career-High 25, But Foul-Plagued Men's Baskeball Squad Can't Hold Off Albany
BALTIMORE- UMBC sprinted out to a 23-9 lead, but could not hold off visiting Albany and the Great Danes came away with an 89-72 America East Conference victory over the Retrievers.

January 4, 2012
Men's Basketball Faces Explosive Albany Squad in Home League Lid-Lifter on Thursday Night at the RAC
UMBC faces an explosive Albany squad as both teams grind through a hectic first week of America East Conference play.

January 2, 2012
Plummer, Neller's Late-Game Heroics Pace Men's Basketball to 82-76 League-Opening Triumph at UNH
Durham, N.H.- Junior guard Brian Neller’s (Red Bank, N.J.) 3-point field goal with 31 seconds remaining restored a UMBC lead and the visiting Retrievers went on to a 82-76 victory over New Hampshire in the America East opener for both teams.

January 1, 2012
Men's Basketball Opens Ninth America East Campaign at UNH on Monday Night
UMBC opens its ninth season of America East Conference play on Monday, Jan. 2 when the Retrievers visit New Hampshire.

December 28, 2011
Ryan Cook Scores 26 Points, But Niagara Long-Distance Assault Outlasts Men's Basketball
Niagara University, N.Y.- UMBC junior guard Ryan Cook (Laurel, Md./Pallotti) scored a season-high 26 points, but the host Niagara Purple Eagles (5-8) buried 13 of 27 3-point field attempts en route to a 92-75 victory.

December 27, 2011
Men's Basketball Closes Out 2011 at Niagara Wednesday Evening
UMBC plays its final game of 2011 when they play the first of three games up north in a 11 days, taking on a young, but talented Niagara squad on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at the Gallagher Center.

December 22, 2011
Torrid Second Half Shooting Propels No. 17 Indiana Over Men's Basketball
Bloomington, Ind.- UMBC shaved a 23-point deficit to 10 points early in the second half, but a torrid shooting display by No. 17 Indiana propelled the Hoosiers to an 89-47 victory before 12,665 at Assembly Hall.

December 21, 2011
Men's Basketball Battles Resurgent, Nationally-Ranked Indiana at Assembly Hall on Thursday Evening
UMBC faces its first nationally-ranked opponent in over a year when the Retrievers meet Indiana for the first time at famed Assembly Hall on Thursday, Dec. 22.

December 19, 2011
Chase Plummer Named America East Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Cambridge, Mass.- UMBC sophomore forward Chase Plummer (Plainfield, N.J./St. Patrick) was named America East Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games ending Dec. 18, 2011.

December 17, 2011
Men's Basketball Rallies From 14 Down in Final Seven Minutes, But Falls to Rider in Overtime, 73-66
Baltimore- UMBC closed out the second half on a 22-8 run and sent the game to overtime, but the visiting Rider Broncs prevailed in the extra session, 73-66, at the RAC Arena.

December 16, 2011
Men's Basketball Closes 2011 RAC Arena Slate by Hosting Rider on Saturday Evening
UMBC resumed its series with Rider in 2008-09 when the teams squared off in a BracketBuster game in Lawrenceville, N.J. The two schools will meet for the fourth consecutive year, with the Retrievers searching for their first win in that span.

December 14, 2011
Men's Basketball Outboards, But Can't Outscore Morgan State; Drops 73-60 Decision to Bears
Baltimore- Four Retrievers scored in double figures, but visiting Morgan State hit 54.3 percent from the field and defeated UMBC, 73-60 at the RAC Arena.

December 13, 2011
Men's Basketball Returns to RAC Wednesday Evening; Hosts Pre-Season MEAC Favorite Morgan State
SET THE SCENE: UMBC will try to follow up its win over local rival Towson on Saturday as they entertain Baltimore neighbor Morgan State at the RAC Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

December 10, 2011
Men's Basketball Uses Marksmanship From Free Throw Line to Outlast Towson, 62-58
Towson, Md.- UMBC outscored host Towson, 10-4, in the final 2:10, hitting 10 of 12 free throw attempts, and defeated the Tigers, 62-58 in the 53rd meeting between the two teams.

December 9, 2011
Men's Basketball Gets Back in Action at Towson on Saturday Evening
In its 45-year varsity basketball history, the Towson Tigers are UMBC’s most frequently-contested opponent and the two squads will meet for the 53rd time on Saturday, Dec. 10 at the Towson Center.

December 1, 2011
Plummer Nets 18, But Scrappy Effort by Men's Basketball Falls Short at American, 69-58
Washington, D.C.- Sophomore forward Chase Plummer (Elizabeth, N.J.) scored 18 points to lead a game UMBC effort, but the Retrievers fell, 69-58, to American University at Bender Arena.

November 30, 2011
Men's Basketball Faces Streaking American Squad in D.C. on Thursday Evening
UMBC will face American for the fifth consecutive season on Thursday, Dec. 1 at Bender Arena and the Retrievers hope the home court disadvantage trend continues.

November 28, 2011
Hot-Shooting Rutgers Stifles Men's Basketball
Piscataway, N.J.- The host Rutgers Scarlet Knights blistered the nets from everywhere on the court and cruised to a 94-56 over UMBC at the Rutgers Athletic Center.

November 27, 2011
Men's Basketball Heads to Garden State to Take on Rutgers in Monday Night Action
The UMBC men’s basketball team (0-5) has been tied with 10 minutes remaining in each of the last two games, but has been unable to finish and are still searching for their first win of the season.

November 22, 2011
Four Retrievers Post Double Figures, But Men's Basketball Falls Short at Central Conn., 77-69
New Britain, Conn.- UMBC sophomore forward Chase Plummer (Elizabeth, N.J.) set a career-high in scoring with 20 points, but a scrappy Retriever effort came up short, 77-69 to host Central Connecticut State.

November 21, 2011
Men's Basketball To Face Familiar Foe in Central Connecticut State in Tuesday Road Test
UMBC meets a familiar foe on Tuesday, Nov. 22, when the Retrievers travel to New Britain, Conn. to face the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils.

November 19, 2011
Thomas, De La Rosa Shine, but Men's Basketball Loses Shootout at VMI, 84-79
Lexington,Va.- UMBC senior guard Chris De La Rosa (Washington Heights, N.Y.) returned with 17 points and 10 assists and freshman forward Chandler Thomas (Indianapolis, Ind.) added 23 points, but the Retrievers lost an up-and-down battle at VMI, 84-79.

November 18, 2011
Men's Basketball Heads South for Saturday Evening Clash With VMI
UMBC opens a five-game road swing at VMI on Saturday, Nov. 19. Tip-off time from Cameron Hall is set for 6:00 p.m.

November 17, 2011
Neller Lights Up the RAC for 27, but Men's Basketball's Late Rally Falls Short vs. Loyola, 73-63
Baltimore- UMBC junior guard Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J.) scored a career-high 27 points, but a late Retriever rally fell short, as visiting Loyola (Md.) defeated UMBC, 73-63 at the RAC Arena.

November 16, 2011
Men's Basketball Hosts Loyola on Thursday; Game Televised by MASN
UMBC and Loyola will meet for the 45th time overall and 25th time at the NCAA Division I level when the local rivals square off at the RAC Arena on Thursday, Nov. 17.

November 15, 2011
Men's Basketball Inks A Pair of Pennsylvanians to National Letters-of-Intent
Baltimore- A pair of Pennsylvania natives, forward Malik Garner and guard Aaron Morgan, have signed national letters-of-intent to attend UMBC, head coach Randy Monroe announced today.

November 13, 2011
Men's Basketball Falters in Second Half, Falls at St. John's, 82-59
Queens,N.Y.- St. John’s (3-0) opened the second half on a 10-1 run to break open a close game and went on to defeat UMBC (0-2), 82-59 at Carnesecca Arena.

November 12, 2011
Men's Basketball Concludes Weekend With Date at St. John's
The young UMBC men’s basketball team faces a stern early test after a quick turnaround as the Retrievers face host St. John’s on Sunday, Nov. 13 at Carnesecca Arena.

November 11, 2011
Plummer Nets 15, But Men's Basketball Drops Defensive Stuggle to Visiting Penn
Baltimore- UMBC sophomore forward Chase Plummer (Elizabeth, N.J.) scored a career-best 15 points and added nine rebounds, but the Retrievers dropped a defensive battle, 59-45, to the visiting Penn Quakers in the opening game for both teams.

November 10, 2011
Youth to Be Served as Men's Basketball Opens 2011-12 Campaign at Home vs. Ivy League Contender Penn
The UMBC men’s basketball team tips off its 45th of varsity basketball as they welcome the Penn Quakers to RAC Arena on Friday, Nov. 11. Tip-off time is set for 7:35 p.m.

November 9, 2011
Jay Greene Returns to UMBC Basketball; Joins Staff as Assistant Coach
Baltimore- Jay Greene, one of the most successful and popular players in UMBC basketball history, has returned to his alma mater as an assistant men’s basketball coach, head coach Randy Monroe announced today.

November 4, 2011
Pair of Freshman Pace Men's Basketball in Exhibition Win Over College of New Jersey, 73-51
BALTIMORE- Freshman guard Joey Getz (Philadelphia, Pa.) scored 15 points and added six assists to lead UMBC to a 73-51 victory over The College of New Jersey in an exhibition game played at the RAC Arena.

October 13, 2011
Chris De La Rosa Named to America East Preseason All-Conference Team
Hartford, Conn.- UMBC senior guard Chris De La Rosa (Washington Heights, N.Y.) has been named to the 2011-12 America East Preseason All-Conference Team by the league’s nine head coaches.

September 8, 2011
Men's Basketball Announces 2011-12 Schedule
The UMBC men’s basketball team opens its 2011-12 season by hosting perennial Ivy League contender Penn at the RAC Arena on Friday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m.

August 3, 2011
Men's Basketball Welcomes Transfer Brett Roseboro to the Program
UMBC head men’s basketball coach Randy Monroe announced today that transfer Brett Roseboro has signed a grant-in-aid letter and will attend the university in the fall of 2011.