BALTIMORE – UMBC women's basketball concludes the regular-season and celebrates Senior Day on Sunday, March 1 when it welcomes Binghamton to the RAC Arena for a 1 p.m. tip-off. All the live action will be available free of charge at UMBCRetrievers.tv, courtesy of the America East digital network and will be broadcast live on www.q1370.com.
RAC Arena Promotion:
-Senior Day. Come support your Retrievers in their last regular season home game. Special halftime performance by the Maryland Majorettes!
Scouting the Retrievers (10-18, 5-10 AE):
-UMBC clinched the No. 6 seed at the America East Championships next weekend and will face No. 3 Stony Brook. The Retrievers are coming off a 61-41 loss at Maine on Thursday night. Sophomore forward Pandora Wilson registered a career-best 16 points versus the Black Bears, but the Retrievers were unable to get out of a first-half hole after shooting 26.1 percent.
-Junior guard Capree Garner paces the Retrievers with a team-best 17.3 points per game, second in the league, while also adding a team-best 5.3 rebounds. Sophomore guard Taylor McCarley has picked up her play in the second half of the season, shooting 43.7 percent from the field for 13.5 points and team-bests in 5.1 assists and 2.0 steals per game.
-Senior center Dana Lewis will be the lone senior that will be playing in her Senior Day, with senior Janelle Saling unable to participate in game action. Lewis is averaging a career-best 4.3 points and 4.0 rebounds this season and leads the team in blocked shots (50), fourth in the America East. The game will be Lewis' 100th career game with the Retrievers.
Scouting the Bearcats (4-24, 2-13 AE):
-Binghamton has dropped 12 in a row, but is fighting Vermont for the seventh seed in the America East Championships. The Bearcats fell on their Senior Night to Stony Brook on Thursday, 68-59. Senior Sherae Swinson was one of two double-digit scorers for BU, finishing with 15 points, while freshman Jasmine Sina chipped in a team-high 17 points.
-Sina ranks fifth in the league in scoring (15.0 pgg), ranking first in the conference in three-point field goals made (3.0 pg) and third in three-point field goal percentage (35.3). Imani Watkins ranks second out of four double-digit scorers on the team at 13.4 points per game, while Swinson is adding 11.6 points and a team-best 7.4 rebounds.
On the Horizon for the Retrievers
-No. 6 UMBC travels to the America East Championships and will take on No. 3 Stony Brook on Saturday, March 7. Game time is yet to be announced.
Retriever Quick Hits
-The Retrievers lead the league in turnover margin on the season (+3.1)
-Junior guard Capree Garner ranks fifth on UMBC's single-season scoring list with 483 points on the year. Garner is the 17th player in program history to join the 400-point club and is 11 points shy of becoming just the fourth Retriever to score 500 points in a season.
-Sophomore Taylor McCarley is second on UMBC's single-season record book for free throws made (138) and free throws taken (199). Both marks are the most for a UMBC sophomore in program history. After two seasons, McCarley is nine made free throws shy of entering the Retrievers' career-list.
Inside the Series
-UMBC has won three straight against Binghamton and holds a 16-9 advantage in the all-time series.
Headlines From the First Matchup
-UMBC held a 22-0 advantage against Binghamton at points in the paint and had three players finish with double-digit points, led by a then-career-high 24 points from sophomore guard Taylor McCarley. Junior guard Capree Garner added the Retrievers' first double-double of the season en route to a 71-55 victory against the Bearcats at the Events Center.