Women's Basketball Looks to Rebound at Vermont on Sunday

Michelle Kurowski scored a team-high 11 points at Binghamton
Michelle Kurowski scored a team-high 11 points at Binghamton

BALTIMORE, MD - Looking to rebound from a tough mid-week loss, the UMBC women's basketball team (10-9, 4-2 America East) travels to New England to take on America East rival Vermont (8-12, 2-5 America East) on Sunday.  Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m. at Patrick Gymnasium.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC is now 10-9 and 4-2 in America East play following Thursday's road loss at, 61-43. The Retrievers led only once in the game, following the game's opening basket by senior Topé Obajolu.  Obajolu finished the game with ten points and a season-high12 rebounds to record her third double-double of the season, all of which have come on the road.

Senior guard Michelle Kurowski added 11 points for the Retrievers and freshman Lauren Chase netted ten. Kurowski has now scored in double digits in five straight games.

Kurowski and classmate Erin Brown, who leads the America East in scoring with 15.7 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 conference semis.

CATAMOUNT UPDATE: Vermont sits at 8-12 and 2-5 in conference play after losing at Albany 65-47 on Thursday. The Catamounts had three players in double figures against the Great Danes, led by Kayla Burchill who scored 13. Vermont was picked to finish seventh in the America East preseason poll, just ahead of Stony Brook and Maine.

All-Time Series vs. Vermont: Meeting No. 19

Last Meeting:.......................................................................Feb. 9, 2011 at Burlington, Vt. (UMBC 43, Vermont 32)

First Meeting:.................................................................... Jan. 31, 2004 at Baltimore, Md. (UMBC 65, Vermont 55)

Vermont's Last Win:...........................................................Feb. 21, 2010 at Burlington Vt. (Vermont 67, UMBC 50)

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

Series Record:............................................................................................................Vermont leads the series, 11-5

Series Record at Vermont:...........................................................................................Vermont leads the series, 6-2

Last Meeting at Vermont:................................................................................Feb. 9, 2011 (UMBC 43, Vermont 32)

Vermont's Last Win at Vermont:...................................................................Feb. 21, 2010 (Vermont 67, UMBC 50)