BALTIMORE- UMBC head men’s basketball coach Aki Thomas is pleased to announce that four additional prospective student-athletes have signed National Letters-of-Intent with the Retrievers’ program for the fall of 2013.
ALBANY- The sixth-seeded UMBC Retrievers hit 15-of-19 second half field goal attempts and rallied to defeat No. 3 Hartford, 69-62, to advance to the America East semifinals for the fourth time in the last seven seasons.
BALTIMORE- UMBC senior guards Ryan Cook (Laurel, Md./Pallotti) and Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J./Christian Bros. Acad.) starred on “Senior Day” for the Retrievers, scoring 41 of the team’s 59 points as UMBC defeated Binghamton, 59-49, at the RAC Arena.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – UMBC women’s basketball senior guard Raven Harris (Virginia Beach, Va./Princess Anne/American) and men’s basketball senior guard Ryan Cook (Laurel, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti/Chestnut Hill College) have each been nominated for the 2012-13 America East Fans’ Choice Players of the Year.
UMBC enters the final week of the regular season trying to hold off UNH for the sixth seed in the upcoming America East Tournament. The Retrievers open play this week by taking on the Hartford Hawks at the Chase Family Arena on Thurs., Feb. 28.
BALTIMORE- UMBC junior forward Chase Plummer (Plainfield, N.J. /St. Patrick) scored 18 points and added eight rebounds and led a Retriever second-half rally, but the hosts fell short and dropped a 68-59 decision to Boston University.
UMBC will welcome Boston University to the RAC Arena for the final time with the Terriers as members of the America East Conference on Sat., Feb. 23. Tip-off time between the Retrievers and Terriers is 7:00 p.m. Gary Stein handles broadcast duties on Q1370 (www.q1370.com).
Durham, N.H.-UMBC senior guard Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J./Christian Bros. Acad.) sent the game to overtime with a 28-footer at the buzzer, but the visiting Retrievers trailed the entire overtime period and fell to New Hampshire, 92-86, at Lundholm Gymnasium.
BALTIMORE- UMBC senior guard Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J./Christian Bros. Academy) netted a heavily-contested 25-footer with 0.5 seconds to play to propel the Retrievers to a thrilling 68-67 victory over Maine at the RAC Arena.
VESTAL, N.Y. – UMBC junior forward Chase Plummer (Plainfield, N.J./St. Patrick) scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half and senior guard Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J./Christian Brothers Academy) made six three-pointers to lead the UMBC men’s basketball team past Binghamton 61-58, Wednesday evening at the Events Center.
UMBC makes its final trip to Boston, Mass. to take on the Terriers in an America East Conference contest on Sat., Jan. 26. Tip-off time at the Case Gymnasium is set for 1:00 p.m. with Paul Mittermeier (Q1370, www.q1370.com) on the call