Baltimore, Md.—UMBC women's basketball, winners of their last four games, take their winning ways to Binghamton for a Wednesday night matchup with the Bearcats. Junior guard Taylor McCarley (Bowie, Md./Academy of Holy Cross) had a career day in a 74-60 win against Vermont last Saturday. The junior became the program leader in free throws made and free throws attempted, while also scoring her 1,000th career point.
Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC increased their win streak to four after a 74-60 win at Vermont on Saturday. The Retrievers got a game high 26 points, nine rebounds, and six assists from Taylor McCarley in the win. During the first half, McCarley scored her 1,000th career point, as well as become the program leader in free throw attempts. She would later break the school record for free throws made in the second half.
-The Retrievers lead the America East and rank 23rd in Division I in turnover margin (+4.41) and 48th in turnovers per game (18.7). McCarley ranks 7th in DI in free throw attempts (200), 10th in free throws made (146) and 28th in assists (143).
-McCarley (14.7 ppg) and Pandora Wilson (Gaithersburg, Md./Academy of Holy Cross) (14.0 ppg) rank 8 and 10, respectively, in the America East in scoring. Wilson is chipping in a team-best 7.1 rebounds per contest, while McCarley is adding 5.3 assists and 2.6 steals.
Scouting the Bearcats:
-Binghamton enters the contest at 12-15, 7-7 AE and are winners of their last two. Most recently, the Bearcats defeated UMass Lowell 55-52 in Vestal on Saturday. Binghamton got a game high 21 points from Imani Watkins who went 4-9 from three. Alyssa James chipped in 18 points and ten rebounds in the win.
-A triad of Bearcats are averaging double figures, including a team best 16.0 points per game from Watkins. Watkins is also chipping in 5.6 rebounds per game, along with 3.8 assists per game. Alyssa James is pouring in 15.0 ppg as well as a team best 8.0 boards per game. Kim Albrecht is averaging 12.1 points per game, while shooting 43.3% from three.
-The Bearcats lead the all-time series, 16-11 and hold a 9-3 advantage in game played in Binghamton.
-The Retrievers have gotten the better of the Bearcats in recent years, having won the last five meetings. Most recently, UMBC knocked off Binghamton 62-51 on January 27 in Baltimore. Pandora Wilson led the Retrievers with 18 points and ten rebounds. McCarley pumped in 17 points as UMBC held Binghamton to just 21 percent shooting.
-UMBC will return home for the regular season finale against New Hampshire on Sunday, Feb. 28. The game with the Wildcats will tipoff at 1 p.m. and will also be Senior Day as Liz McNaughton (Fairfax, Va./Fairfax) and Capree Garner (Silver Spring, Md./Springbrook) will be honored before the game.