Retrievers Host UAlbany for Annual Play 4 Kay Game on Saturday

Retrievers Host UAlbany for Annual Play 4 Kay Game on Saturday

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Baltimore, Md.-- UMBC women's basketball will host the Great Danes for the team's annual Play 4 Kay game to help support the Kay Yow Fund on Saturday afternoon at the UMBC Event Center. The Retrievers are in the midst of a six game losing streak, most recently falling to Vermont, 58-50 on Wednesday. UMBC were down by as many as 22 in the game and came roaring back in the second half, but the comeback fell just short.

UAlbany Game Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (8-18, 1-12 AE) vs. UAlbany Great Danes (11-15, 8-5 AE)
Where: UMBC Event Center - Baltimore, Md.
When: Saturday, February 23 - 1:00 p.m.
How to Watch: Live stream on ESPN3 and the ESPN app, live stats at UMBCRetrievers.com
Promotions: Play 4 Kay Pink Game
Social Media: @UMBCwbb, @UMBCAthletics, #WE, #AEHoops

Scouting the Retrievers:

-UMBC returns to Baltimore on a six game losing streak, most recently falling to Vermont on Wednesday, 58-50. UMBC got down by as many as 22 in the first half, before mounting a comeback late in the second half. Junior Te'yJah Oliver (Clinton, Md./Riverdale Baptist) led the charge with a game-high 23 points, going 4-8 from three. The Retrievers got the deficit to less than 10 late, but could not complete the comeback.

-Sophomore Janee'a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.) leads the Retrievers in both scoring and rebounding at 11.4 points per game and 6.8 rebounds per game. Oliver is the only other Retriever in double figures, scoring at a 10.3 ppg clip. UMBC as a team is averaging 55.1 ppg, shooting 37.7 percent from the floor and 32 percent from three.

Scouting the Great Danes:

-The Great Danes come into the contest at 11-15, 8-5 AE on the year and are coming off a tough 68-52 loss to Stony Brook on Wednesday night. UAlbany is 5-9 in true roads games this year, including a 3-3 record in road conference games.

-Kyara Frames is the lone played averaging double figures for the Great Danes, scoring at an 11.8 ppg clip. Heather Forster is just a shade under 10 ppg at 9.2, and leads the team in rebounding, grabbing 7.1 rebounds per game. The Great Danes average 54.2 ppg and are shooting 38.6 percent from the floor as a team.

All-Time Series:

-This will be the 34th meeting all-time between the two schools and the second this year with the Great Danes leading the series 22-11. Earlier this year, UAlbany defeated the Retrievers in New York 64-44 and have won the last three contests.

-UMBC is 7-8 all-time in games played in Baltimore, with the last Retriever home victory coming in 2017, when UMBC held off a late UAlbany charge in a 63-60 victory to earn the season sweep of the Great Danes.

Moore Earns Academic All-District Honors:

-Junior Tyler Moore (Portsmouth, Va.) was named to the Google Cloud Academic All-District Team on Thursday afternoon, becoming just the second player in program history to earn the award. She joins Michelle Kurowski as the only players to earn the award, with Kurowski earning the distinction two years in a row.

-Moore holds a 3.80 grade point average working toward a degree in psychology.

Making Moore History:

-Tyler Moore is have a career year for the Retrievers, and is leaving her mark on the program in a number of ways. Moore is currently tenth all-time in three pointers attempted with 340 and fourth in percentage at 34.4.

-She currently owns the sixth best three-point percentage in a single season at 37.8 percent and is seventh in three pointers made by a junior with 45 this year.

Conference Honors:

-Junior Te'yJah Oliver and freshman Kayla Jackson (Rochester, N.Y.) were named America East Player and Rookie of the week respectively on December 24 for their efforts against Morgan State. 

-Oliver and Jackson join Janee'a Summers, Paula Rubio (Madrid, Spain) and O'lesheya Braxton (Paterson, N.J.) who earned America East awards earlier in the season.

Up Next: 

-The Retrievers will host Stony Brook in their final regular season home game on Wednesday, Feb. 27 on Black Out Night. Black out t-shirts will be given to the first 100 students in attendance with tip-off is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN+.