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UMBC plays home opener Monday against Eastern (PA)

Posted on 10 November 2013 by WNST Staff

The UMBC men’s basketball team opens the 2013-14 schedule as they host Eastern (Pa.) University on Monday, Nov. 11 at the RAC Arena. It is the second consecutive year that good friends Aki Thomas and former Retriever assistant Nate Stewart will be on opposite sidelines to open UMBC’s home schedule. UMBC defeated the Eagles, 70-52, on Nov. 12, 2012, as senior post Brett Roseboro and sophomore wing Malik Garner each contributed 10 points .The game is the nightcap of a hoops doubleheader versus Eastern and will tip at 7:30 p.m.

In the season opener on Nov. 8, the Retrievers battled Pac-12 Arizona State competitively for 30 minutes, but could not overcome late game shooting woes and fell, 96-61, at Wells Fargo Arena. Freshman guard Rodney Elliott (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll) got the start for an injured Quentin Jones at the point guard slot and co-led a balanced UMBC offense with 12 points. Sophomore Malik Garner also scored a career-high 12. Roseboro led UMBC with nine rebounds.

This will be the first contest of the season for Eastern. The Eagles were 6-19 a season ago (not counting the loss to UMBC). Guard Anthony Parenti averaged a team-best 10.5 points per game for Eastern a year ago. Eastern averaged 61.5 points per game and permitted 69.8 a season ago.

UMBC meets American in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, Nov. 14 and returns home to welcome Mount St. Mary’s on Sunday, Nov. 17.

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Eastern (PA) visits RAC Arena Monday for UMBC home opener

Posted on 11 November 2012 by WNST Staff

SET THE SCENE: UMBC plays the first of 14 home games during the 2012-13 season when they welcome the Eastern (Pa.) Eagles to RAC Arena on Mon., Nov. 11.z

The game marks the return of Eastern Head Coach Nate Stewart, who served on the UMBC staff from 2006-11.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: Despite a tremendous 28-point, 11-rebound effort by senior guard Ryan Cook, the visiting UMBC Retrievers fell, 80-75, at Penn in the opening game for both teams. The game marked UMBC’s first under Acting Head Coach Aki Thomas.

UMBC led, 48-34, at the half, but a hot-shooting Penn squad outscored the Retrievers, 34-9, over the first 12:23 of the second half and the visitors could not overcome that rally.

SR G Brian Neller hit his first four 3-point attempts of the night and added 15 points.

EAGLE UPDATE: Tonight’s game marks the opening contest of the season for the Eagles. In Nate Stewart’s first season in 2011-12, Eastern put together a record of 15-11. But all five starters from that squad completed their eligibility and nine of Eastern’s 15 players ont the roster are freshmen or sophomores.

WHO’S UP NEXT: UMBC heads cross-town to visit 2012 MAAC champion Loyola on Wed., Nov. 14. The game will be broadcast by MASN-TV with a tip-off time of 9:00 p.m. Johnny Holiday and Troy Green have the call on the network for the 46th meeting between the Retrievers and Greyhounds.

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