Posted on 02 March 2013 by WNST Staff
UMBC concludes its tenth season of America East Conference play on Sunday, March 3 when they host Binghamton at the RAC Arena. UMBC would wrap up the No. 6 seed in next weekend’s America East Conference Tournament with a victory over the Bearcats. UMBC Basketball will also celebrate its “Senior Day”, as the Retrievers honor Ryan Cook, Brian Neller and Adrian Satchell before the contest which tips off at 2:10 p.m. Gary Stein and Paul Mittermeier have all the play-by-play action and streaming is available at www.umbcretrievers.tv.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (4-11, 6-22) has dropped six straight, including Thursday’s 68-56 setback at Hartford. For the second time in the last three road games, UMBC had a halftime lead, but could not protect it in the second half. The Retrievers held UH to 20 first half points, but the Hawks hit over 60 percent from the field and scored 48 in the final 20 minutes. Cook (14.6 ppg) went over the 400-point barrier for the season with a team-high 16 points for UMBC.
BEARCAT UPDATE: Binghamton (1-14, 3-25) has dropped nine straight, but gave Vermont a scare on Thursday, leading early in the second half before the Catamounts pulled away for a 78-61 victory. FR G Jordan Reed is one of the nation’s top newcomers- he leads America East in scoring (16.9 ppg) and rebounding (9.5 rpg). SR G Jimmy Gray has buried 62 treys on the campaign for the Bearcats.
WHO’S UP NEXT: A UMBC win would pit the Retrievers vs. either host Albany or Hartford in the America East Tournament on Sat., March 9. A loss and a UNH win over Maine would mean the Retrievers would face No. 2 Vermont.
Posted on 27 February 2013 by WNST Staff
UMBC enters the final week of the regular season trying to hold off UNH for the sixth seed in the upcoming America East Tournament. The Retrievers open play this week by taking on the Hartford Hawks at the Chase Family Arena on Thurs., Feb. 28. Tip-off time is set for 7:00 p.m.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (4-10, 6-21) has droppped five straight, including last Saturday’s 68-59 setback vs. Boston University. The Retrievers fell behind by 12 early in the second half before a rally cut the deficit to two points midway through the stanza, but the comeback fell short. Reserve SO G Joey Getz is averaging 12.0 ppg in the month of February. SR G Ryan Cook leads the squad with 14.6 points per game.
HAWK UPDATE: Hartford (8-6, 15-12) is tied with Albany for the No. 3 seed in the tournament. The Hawks has been tough at home in 2012-13, postiing a mark of 9-4. UH is coming off a 49-44 victory over UNH on Feb. 20 and had the weekend bye. SO F Mark Nwakamma leads America East in scoring in league play at 17.6 points per game.
WHO’S UP NEXT: UMBC completes the regular season vs. Binghamton at home on Sun., March 3 at 2:00 p.m. The Retrievers will honor seniors Ryan Cook, Brian Neller and Adrian Satchell in ceremonies before the start of the game.
Posted on 11 January 2013 by WNST Staff
No America East team has given the UMBC Retrievers more headaches than the Vermont Catamounts. The Retrievers have dropped nine straight to Vermont and trail the all-time series, 18-4. But UMBC (1-2, 3-13) is coming in off of a 68-57 win over New Hampshire on Jan. 9, while Vermont (2-1, 9-6) is looking to rebound from a 63-53 setback at Boston U. on Jan. 8. The opening tap is slated for 3:00 p.m.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: Ryan Cook led all scorers with 21 points and a retooled lineup propelled the Retrievers to a 68-57 victory over New Hampshire in an America East Conference match-up at the RAC Arena. SR F Adrian Satchell (5/5 fg, 11 pts.) and JR G Quentin Jones (4a) got starting nods and sparked the effort. Cook scored 20 or more points for the sixth time this season and leads UMBC with 16.5 ppg.
CATAMOUNT UPDATE: Defending America East champion Vermont opened the league season at 2-0 before suffering a 63-53 setback at Boston University on Jan. 8. JR G Sandro Carissimo led UVM with 17 points, but the Catamounts only shot 27.3 percent (15-of-55) from the floor at Case Gym. SR F Luke Apfeld leads a balanced Vermont offense with 10.3 ppg and Carissimo is nearly in double figures at 9.8 ppg.
WHO’S UP NEXT: UMBC returns home to face the first-place Hartford Hawks on Wed., Jan. 16. Tip-off time at the RAC Arena is set for 7:00 p.m.
Posted on 12 September 2012 by WNST Staff
Senior Adrian Satchell (Windsor, Conn./Windsor) and junior Chase Plummer (Plainfield, N.J./St. Patrick) have been named co-captains of the 2012-13 UMBC men’s basketball squad, head coach Randy Monroe announced today.
“Adrian Satchell and Chase Plummer will do a phenomenal job for us as leaders on and off the court,” Monroe said. “They come from outstanding families, possess a great deal of pride and are true representatives of our university.”
A three-year letterwinner, Satchell has competed in 79 games and started 61 during his tenure. He has averaged 5.4 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per contest in that span. The 6’5” forward was named to the 2009-10 America East Conference All-Rookie Team, becoming just the second Retriever to earn that honor.
Plummer will reprise the captain’s role that he shared with 2012 graduate Jake Wasco last season. A 2011-12 America East Second Team selection, Plummer finished fourth in America East in scoring (15.4), fifth in rebounding (7.5) and fifth (tied) in steals (1.4). He was the only player in America East to be ranked in the top five in scoring and rebounding in 2011-12. The 6’6” forward became just the fourth sophomore in school history to score 400 points in a season and his 446 points was one shy of a school sophomore record.