The BU Events Center has been a house of horrors for UMBC, as the Retrievers have just one victory in nine previous contests vs. the Bearcats. Both teams are hungry for a victory- UMBC has dropped seven straight since a win over Binghamton on Jan. 19, while BU is desperately searching for its first triumph over the season. The contest tips at 7:00 p.m.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC has been a much tougher out in February, with down-to-wire setbacks in the last four contests. The Retrievers offense had been much improved, averaging 72.5 points per game and shooting 45.1 percent from the floor in February before being held to 60 points vs. UNH. Sophomore forward Chase Plummer (15.0 ppg, 5th in America East) is had been on a tear, averaging 19.7 points per game in his last six contests.
BEARCAT UPDATE: Binghamton played to the final seconds at Hartford before falling short 62-60 in the team’s lone game last week. Freshman forward Ben Dickinson scored a game-high 18 points and added team-highs of six reobunds and four assists. In conference play, Dickinson is averaging 13.1 points per game. Sophomore guard Robert Mansell leads the team with a 15.6 scoring average against America East opponents.
Who’s Up Next: UMBC heads back to the Empire State this weekend, as they face Canisius in the Sears BracketBuster series. Tip-off time for the first meeting between UMBC and Canisius is 2:00 p.m.