Women's Basketball Hosts Binghamton for Play 4 Kay Event on Wednesday

Michelle Kurowski has scored in double digits in 11 straight games
Michelle Kurowski has scored in double digits in 11 straight games

BALTIMORE, MD. - The UMBC women's basketball team returns to the court on Wedneday, when the Retrievers host America East rival Binghamton.  UMBC will be hosting it's Play 4 Kay Event to raise money for the Kay Yow Cancer Fund in support of breast cancer awareness and research.  Tip-off at the RAC Arena is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Binghamton (12-14, 6-7 America East) defeated UMBC (13-12, 7-5) earlier this season, 61-43, in Vestal, N.Y.  Andrea Holmes scored a game-high 24 points to lead the Bearcats, who held the Retrievers to a season-low shooting percentage of .242 (15-for-62).  Senior Topé Obajolu recorded her third double-double of the season scoring 10 points and grabbing 12 rebounds for UMBC. 

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC is now 13-12 and 7-5 in America East play following Wednesday's win at Stony Brook, 63-51.

All three of the Retrievers' seniors were in double figures, led by forward Erin Brown who score a game-high 21 points.

Classmates Michelle Kurowski and Topé Obajolu scored 14 to give UMBC its first winning streak since early January. Kurowski has now scored in double figures in a career-high 11 consecutive games.

Kurowski and Brown, who leads the America East in scoring with 15.4 points per game, are two of just 12 Retrievers ever in the 1,000-point/500-rebound club.

UMBC is the preseason favorite to win the America East Conference after winning the 2011 regular-season title with a 13-3 record in league play. The Retrievers posted a 20-12 overall mark, matching the school record for wins in a season, and earned a berth in the WNIT after falling to Hartford in the America East semifinals.

BEARCAT UPDATE: Binghamton sits at sixth in the America East at 12-14 overall and 6-7 in conference play, after dropping a 67-58 decision at Hartford on Saturday. Orla O'Reilly led four Bearcats in double figures with a team-high 18 points. Earlier this season, Binghamton defeated UMBC, 61-43, in Vestal, N.Y. Senior Andrea Holmes paced Binghamton with a game-high 24 points while Viive Rebane netted 14 for the Bearcats. Topé Obajolu recorded her third double-double of the year with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

All-Time Series vs. Binghamton: Meeting No. 20

Last Meeting:..............................................................Jan. 19, 2012 at Vestal, N.Y. (Binghamton 61, UMBC 43)

First Meeting:..............................................................Jan. 28, 2004 at Vestal, N.Y. (Binghamton 61, UMBC 48)

UMBC's Last Win:................................................Jan. 12, 2011 at Baltimore, Md. (UMBC 55, Binghamton 38)

Streak:.................................................................................................................. Binghamton has won two in a row

Series Record:.................................................................................................. Binghamton leads the series, 14-5

Series Record at UMBC......................................................................................................... The series is tied, 4-4

Last Meeting at UMBC:..................................................................... Jan. 12, 2011 (UMBC 55, Binghamton 38)

Binghamton's Last Win in UMBC:..................................................... Jan. 18, 2010 (Binghamton 80, UMBC 63)