The UMBC women's basketball team (10-11, 3-5 America East) begins the second half of its America East schedule Sunday afternoon, taking on Boston University at 1 p.m. at the Terriers' Case Gymnasium. The Retrievers defeated Boston U., 66-58, in the conference opener for both teams on Jan. 4.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC is coming off a 46-38 loss to America East foe Vermont on Wednesday, dropping below .500(10-11) for the first time since Dec. 19 (5-6). The Retrievers scored less than 40 points for the first time since a 55-27 loss at the Catamounts on Feb. 2, 2005, which was also the last time no UMBC player scored in double figures. UMBC's .283 field goal percentage marked the first time the Retrievers shot below 30 percent since Feb. 26, 2005 at Hartford, a 29.8 percent performance. Senior forward Sharri Rohde is the only player in the America East to rank in the top 10 in scoring, rebounding and assists. UMBC is also the only team in the conference with four players ranking in the league's top 20 in scoring, with Rohde, senior point guard Brittnie Hughes, junior guard Kristin Drabyn and junior forward Amanda Robinson all averaging double figures. The Retrievers also rank 17th in the nation in turnovers per game.
TERRIER UPDATE: The Boston University Terriers are 10-11 on the season and 2-6 in the league after Wednesday's 57-42 loss to Hartford. After starting the season 8-4, the Terriers have dropped seven of their last nine games. Katie Meinhardt leads the team with 12.8 ppg.