BALTIMORE – UMBC women's basketball concludes its five-game home stand on Tuesday, Nov. 25 when it hosts Towson in game one of a UMBC basketball doubleheader. Tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the RAC Arena, followed by the Retriever men's team taking on Howard in the nightcap. All the live action is available free of charge on UMBCRetrievers.tv, courtesy of the America East digital network.
RAC Arena Promotion
-First 100 fans in attendance will receive a free UMBC basketball stress ball. If you miss the first 100, don't worry! Be on the lookout during a timeout, when the UMBC cheerleaders will toss out 25 more to the fans that cheer the loudest and show their UMBC pride!
-Stop by the UMBC sports marketing table to enter a raffle to win a large "Peace A Pizza" pizza delivered to your seat at halftime!
Scouting the Retrievers (3-1):
-UMBC fell for the first time this season to the defending Northeast Conference champion Robert Morris on Sunday afternoon, 84-60. The Retrievers overcame the Colonials' first-half run, but RMU shot 50 percent from the field and 81.8 percent from beyond the arc in the second half, knocking down nine of its 12 threes in the final 20 minutes of play to take home the victory.
-The Retrievers shot their lowest percentage from the field versus Robert Morris at 34.5 percent. UMBC is shooting 46.2 percent from the field on the season, with 41.5 of its 78.0 points per game coming in the paint.
-Junior guard Capree Garner recorded her second 20-point performance of the season and her fourth double-digit effort with a game-high 23 points versus the Colonials. Garner paces the Retrievers' offense at 18.5 points per game.
-Sophomore forward Amanda Hagaman is shooting 54.8 percent from the field through four games and is averaging 12.8 points per game to go with a team-best 7.3 rebounds. Classmate Emily Russo is coming off a career-best 14-point performance on Sunday and leads UMBC with 18 assists and 15 steals on the year.
Scouting the Tigers (1-2):
-Towson has dropped two of its first three games entering Tuesday's contest and are coming off a dramatic 54-52 loss to North Dakota in the final game of the Preseason WNIT consolation bracket.
-The Tigers are shooting 33.7 percent from the field in their first three games, but have two players averaging in double-figures. Junior guard Dominique Johnson leads the charge at 21.0 points per game, while red-shirt senior LaTorri Hines-Allen is chipping in 15.3 points and team-best 9.0 rebounds per contest.
-Towson was selected to finish fifth in the Colonial Athletic Association in the annual coaches' preseason poll. The Tigers return eight letterwinners and three starters from last year's squad that finished sixth in the league.
Retriever Quick Hits
-UMBC started the season 3-0 for the first time since the 1989-90 season, defeating Eastern (Pa.), Loyola and Coppin State to start the season.
-Junior guard Capree Garner has registered double-digit points in each of her first four games with the Retrievers. Garner led the nation in scoring in 2013-14 with 28.1 points per game and finished her career at Harford Community College as the Maryland Junior College all-time leader in points scored (1,497).
-Head coach Phil Stern is six victories shy of holding the UMBC women's basketball record for most wins, a mark that Sue Furnary set from 1980-1993.
On the Horizon for the Retrievers
-The Retrievers hit the road for the entire month of December, playing seven straight games away from the RAC Arena. The stretch opens on Wednesday, Dec. 3, when UMBC takes on American. Be sure to catch all the live action on Q1370 (www.q1370.com).
Inside the Series
-The Retrievers have dropped three straight to Towson and trail the all-time series, 34-14. UMBC's last victory against the Tigers came on Dec. 7, 2010 at the RAC Arena.