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UMBC faces Boston U Saturday for final time as conference foes

Posted on 22 February 2013 by WNST Staff

The UMBC men’s basketball team will welcome Boston University to the RAC Arena for the final time with the Terriers as members of the America East Conference on Sat., Feb. 23. Tip-off time between the Retrievers and Terriers is 7:00 p.m.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (4-9, 6-20) suffered through its poorest contest of the 2012-13 season on Tuesday, when they fell, 83-39 at America East leader Stony Brook. SR G Ryan Cook (team-leading 14.7 ppg) was the lone Retriever in double figures with 15 points. UMBC led, 23-14 at the nine-minute mark of the first half, but managed only five field goals in the final 30 minutes of action.

TERRIER UPDATE:  Boston University is surging and bring a five-game winning streak into this evening’s game. The Terriers just knocked off Albany, 79-69, at home on Wednesday, hitting nearly 52 percent from the floor and committing only four turnovers vs. the Great Danes. JR G D.J. Irving leads the team with 14.4 points per game and JR F Dom Morris is contributing 11.8 ppg and a team-best 6.5 rebounds per contest.

WHO’S UP NEXT:  UMBC completes the regular season next week, facing Hartford in West Hartford, Conn. on Feb.  28 and play the finale vs. Binghamton at home on Sun., March 3 at 2:00 p.m.

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UMBC welcomes Albany Wednesday for “RAC in Black” night

Posted on 06 February 2013 by WNST Staff

UMBC plays two of the top three teams in America East this week, as they welcome Albany and then Vermont to the RAC Arena. The Retrievers meet the Great Danes on Wed., Feb. 6 with a tip time of 7:05 p.m. Gary Stein and Paul Mittermeier handle broadcast duties, all UMBC home basketball games are streamed on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

UMBC will be clad in its traditional black road uniforms for the 7th annual “RAC in Black” promotion.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (4-5, 6-16) is riding its first two-game winning streak since 2010-11 with back-to-back nail-biting victories over Binghamton and Maine last week. SR G Brian Neller was named America East Player of the Week after scoring a season-high 18 points vs. the Bearcats and hitting the game-winning trey with 0.5 seconds remaining vs. the Black Bears. JR F Chase Plummer leads UMBC with 13.2 ppg in league play, while SR G Ryan Cook is the overall leader at 15.2 points per outing.

GREAT DANE UPDATE:  Albany (6-4, 17-7) just completed a four-game homestand and snapped a three-game slide with a 79-46 thrashing of Binghamton on Feb. 2. SR wing Jayson Guerrier led a resurgent UA attack with 18 points. Albany had averaged just 46.0 points per game in setbacks to Vermont and Stony Brook. SR G Mike Black leads Albany with 15.2 points per game. Albany is 8-2 on the road in 2012-13.

WHO’S UP NEXT:  The Retrievers complete the three-game homestand by entertaining Vermont in the nightcap of a doubleheader on Sat., Feb. 9. Tip-off time is set for 3:30 p.m.

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UMBC’s Neller honored by America East

Posted on 04 February 2013 by WNST Staff

Cambridge, Mass.- UMBC senior guard Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J./Christian Brothers Acad.) has been named America East Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week for games ending Feb. 3, 2013.

 

Neller netted a heavily-contested 25-footer with 0.5 seconds to play to propel the Retrievers to a thrilling 68-67 victory over Maine at the RAC Arena on Sat., Feb. 2.

He shook off a difficult first half and hit 3-of-6 from behind the arc in the second half to finish with 12 points. On Wednesday, Neller scored a season-high 18 points, hitting 6-of-13 from behind the arc in the Retrievers’ 61-58 victory at Binghamton on Wed., Jan. 30.

 

Neller, who moved into fifth place on UMBC’s all-time 3-point field goal list (now 228) with six at Binghamton on Wednesday, has 25 treys in his last six outings. He needs four more treys to move past Skip Saunders (1990-94) and into fourth place.

 

He leads America East in treys per game (now 3.6) in league play and is fifth in 3-point percentage at 39.5.

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UMBC opens homestand with visit from Albany Saturday

Posted on 01 February 2013 by WNST Staff

UMBC opens a rare three-game America East Conference homestand when they welcome the Maine Black Bears to the RAC Arena on Sat., Feb. 2. The Retrievers are 3-3 in their last six contests, while Maine has dropped five of six since defeating UMBC, 81-66 on Jan. 5 in Orono. Steve Levy will be doing the broadcast, all UMBC home basketball games are streamed on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

 

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (3-5, 5-16) completed the first swing around the league at 3-5 after defeating Binghamton, 61-58 in Vestal, N.Y. on Wednesday. JR F Chase Plummer scored 13 of his 17 points in the second half and SR G Brian Neller made six three-pointers to lead the Retrievers to their first road victory of the season. Plummer, who added 10 rebonds vs. the Bearcats, has double-doubles in back-to-back games, while Neller leads the AEC with  3.5 treys per outing.

 

BLACK BEAR UPDATE:  Maine (3-5, 8-13) came up with a big 71-68 win over Vermont on Jan. 22, but have dropped games to Stony Brook (79-69) and UNH (57-54) since that victory. JR F Alasdair Fraser (13.9 ppg, 8.7 rpg) scored 20 points and added eight caroms to lead a Maine rally vs. UNH which fell just short. High-flying SO G Justin Edwards leads America East in scoring at 17.0 points per game.

 

WHO’S UP NEXT:  The Retrievers welcome Albany to the RAC Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 6. Tip-off time is set for 7:05 p.m.

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UMBC hosts league power Stony Brook Wednesday

Posted on 23 January 2013 by WNST Staff

After a week lay-off, UMBC looks to continue to protect its home court in league play on Wed., Jan. 23 when they host league power Stony Brook.  The Retrievers have won both league home dates vs. UNH and Hartford. Tip-off time at the RAC Arena is set for 7:05 p.m. with Paul Mittermeier on the call. All UMBC home basketball games are streamed on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

 

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (2-3, 4-14) jumped out to a 20-0 lead and went on to outshoot Hartford, 70-57, in their last action on Jan. 16. The Retrievers hit 9-of-17 shots from behind thec, while the Hawks misfired on their first 18 attempts of the evening. SR G Brian Neller tied a season-high with 15 points and is 14-of-31 from behind the arc in his last four outings. SR G Ryan Cook is in the top ten in America East in scoring (15.8), rebounding (6.4), field goal and free throw percentage and minutes played.

 

SEAWOLF UPDATE:  Stony Brook (4-1, 13-5) allowed Vermont to shoot 50 percent from the floor and surrendered its most points of the season in suffering its first league loss (81-73) Friday. FR F Jameel Warney, a seven-time America East Rookie-of-the Week honoree, recorded his third career double-double (15 points, 10 rebounds).  Winners of five its last six, Stony Brook has its best 18-game record at the Division I level. SR F Tommy Brenton is just 18 rebounds shy of becoming the league’s 8th player to 1,000 rebounds.

 

WHO’S UP NEXT:  The Retrievers travel to Boston U. on Friday to meet the Terriers on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 p.m.

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UMBC welcomes Hartford to RAC Arena Wednesday

Posted on 15 January 2013 by WNST Staff

UMBC looks to continue to protect its home court in league play on Wed., Jan. 16 when they host the Hartford Hawks. The Retrievers have played three of its first four America East games on the road and won its lone home game over UNH one week ago. Tip-off time at the RAC Arena is set for 7:05 p.m. with Gary Stein and Paul Mittermeier on the call. All UMBC home basketball games are streamed on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (1-3, 3-14) could not sustain a mid-game rally and the Retrievers fell to America East defending champion, Vermont, 68-53, at Patrick Gym. JR F Chase Plummer led the visitors with 17 points.  SR G Ryan Cook (team-high 15.8 ppg) was held to four points and had his double-figures streak snapped at a career-high 11 straight. SR G Brian Neller is 9-of-21 from behind the arc in his last three outings.

HAWK UPDATE:  Hartford opened league play at 3-0 before falling, 73-59 at Stony Brook on Saturday. The Hawks fell behind, 37-18, at the half. FR G Evan Cooper led Hartford with 18 points vs. the Seawolves. SO F Mark Nwakamma leads the Hawks in scoring (13.5 ppg) and rebounding (5.2 rpg). Hartford has hit 141 3-point field goals on the season and only allowed 82.

WHO’S UP NEXT:  The Retrievers have a weekend bye before hosting first-place Stony Brook on Wed., Jan. 23 at 7:00 p.m.

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UMBC hosts American Thursday at RAC Arena

Posted on 06 December 2012 by WNST Staff

For the sixth consecutive season, the UMBC men’s basketball team will face American University. The Eagles have won three of the previous five meetings, including the last two. Tip-off time is set for 7:00 p.m. All home basketball games are streamed with full play-by-play audio in HD on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (2-6) cut a 19-point first half deficit to as few as six points in the second half, but host George Mason hung on for a 74-63 victory at the Patriot Center on Dec. 4. Brett Roseboro led a balanced attack with 14 points. Chase Plummer scored all 13 of his points in the second half and Ryan Cook also tallied all 12 of his points in the final 20 minutes. Cook leads the squad with 16.6 ppg and 7.3 rpg, while Roseboro has scored 46 points in his last three outings.

EAGLE UPDATE: American (3-5) took on cross-town rival Howard at Burr Gymnasium on Dec. 4, but lost a close decision, 55-50. SR F Stephen Lumpkins just neared a double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds. AU has dropped three of its last four and are 1-4 on the road to date Lumpkins leads the squad in scoring (16.1 ppg) and rebounding (7.3) and is shooting 55.3% from the floor. SO G John Schoof has hit 15-of-26 shots from behind the arc.

WHO’S UP NEXT: UMBC travels to Norfolk State for a contest with the 2011-12 NCAA Championship second round participants on Sun., Dec. 9 at 4:00 p.m. The game will be broadcast on   Q1370/www.q1370.com.

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Under Armour to become official outfitter of UMBC athletics

Posted on 03 December 2012 by WNST Staff

UMBC Announces Under Armour As Official Outfitter Of Retriever Athletics

BALTIMORE- UMBC Athletics today announced that Under Armour, Inc., the Baltimore-based leader in athletic performance apparel, footwear, and accessories will be the official outfitter of Retriever Athletics through 2018.

 

Under Armour will outfit 17 of UMBC’s 19 varsity teams from head-to-toe including all game-day uniforms, training gear and footwear. UMBC’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving squads are the only two teams not covered by the agreement.

 

“I am very excited about the agreement with Under Armour as it ensures that Retriever Athletics will be wearing best-in-class athletic performance gear,” Director of Athletics Dr. Charles Brown said. “Feedback from our student-athletes has been overwhelmingly positive and we are looking forward to what is to come!”

 

UMBC’s new official outfitter agreement includes entitlements that will complement Under Armour’s marketing campaigns through venue presence and advertising at the university.  Those entitlements include signage at the RAC Arena, UMBC Stadium, Retriever Soccer Park, The Baseball Factory Field at UMBC, and the softball complex; print media advertising, online advertising on the official webpage of UMBC Athletics, www.umbcretrievers.com, and advertising via UMBC Athletics’ streaming site, www.umbcretrievers.tv.

 

“The new relationship with Under Armour is a tremendous advantage for our department,” Senior Associate Director of Athletics Gary Wohlstetter added.  “We are very proud to be associated with a hometown company right here in Baltimore. Under Armour is the leader in the athletic apparel industry when it comes to both performance and style.”

Coach Speak:

Co-Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach Amy Appelt

‘We are very excited about expanding our relationship with Under Armour.  They provide a great product for our student-athletes.  It’s very rewarding for one of the top up-and-coming universities in the country to partner with one of the most innovative athletic brands in the world, right here in Baltimore!”

 

Head Women’s Basketball Coach Phil Stern

“We are so excited to be on board with Under Armour. They are so innovative and creative and will help make our program even more visible. Our players and coaches are all thrilled with the new products we have already started to wear.”

 

Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach Don Zimmerman

“Our men’s lacrosse program is excited to expand our existing Under Armour partnership. We appreciate Under Armour’s support of our program and look forward to a longstanding relationship.”

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Towson set to visit RAC Arena Saturday night to battle UMBC

Posted on 30 November 2012 by WNST Staff

TOWSON MEN’S BASKETBALL FACES CROSSTOWN RIVAL UMBC SATURDAY

Tigers Seeking Third Win in Four Games

BALTIMORE, Md. – The Towson men’s basketball team will play a local rival for the second straight game on Saturday as the Tigers make the short trip to the RAC Arena to take on UMBC at 7 p.m.

Towson (3-3) saw its two-game win streak snapped on Monday as the Tigers fell, 65-53, at Loyola.

Junior Jerrelle Benimon leads the Tigers with 14.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. He is one of five different Towson players that have led the team in scoring during a game this season.

Freshman Jerome Hairston led the Tigers with 13 points and a season-high six rebounds against the Greyhounds on Monday. The guard is fourth among Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) rookies in scoring at 9.2 points per game and he’s averaging 11.0 points per game in his last three outings.

UMBC (1-5) has dropped four straight contests, including an 83-65 home setback on Thursday night against Canisius. Senior guard Ryan Cook leads the Retrievers in scoring (16.5 ppg) and rebounding (8.0 rpg).

Towson holds a commanding 34-19 lead in the series, dating back to 1970. The Tigers have won four of their last five matchups with the Retrievers, but UMBC won at the Towson Center last year, 62-58.

Saturday’s game will mark the seventh straight contest Towson has played away from home as the Tigers begin the year on a 10-game road swing.

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UMBC welcomes Canisius to RAC Arena Thursday

Posted on 28 November 2012 by WNST Staff

The Canisius Golden Griffins will visit the RAC Arena for the first time ever when they take on the UMBC Retrievers on Thurs., Nov. 29. The two teams met for the first-time ever in Buffalo last season, when the hosts edged UMBC, 73-66, in the Sears Bracket Buster game. Tipoff time is set for 7:00 p.m. (EST)  and will be streamed on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

RETRIEVER UPDATE:  Chase Plummer scored a team-high 12 points and the visiting Retrievers hung with the Big East’s Marquette Golden Eagles for quite a while before falling, 79-46, at the Bradley Center on Nov. 26.  UMBC held Marquette to its lowest first-half point total of the season and took a brief 31-30 second half lead, but MU scored 51 second-half points en route to victory. UMBC has dropped three in a row.

GRIFFINS UPDATE:  Canisius, under the direction of first-year, but veteran head coach Jim Baron got off to a 3-0 start, before falling, 82-75 at America East’s Stony Brook on Nov. 24. They opened the season with home wins over Boston U. (83-75), St. Bonaventure (72-69) and Buffalo (71-64). SR G Harold Washington and JR G Billy Baron, son of the bench boss, average 17.8 and 17.5 points per game respectively.

 WHO’S UP NEXT:  It’s a quick turnaround for the Retrievers, who must face local foe Towson at the RAC Arena on Sat., Dec. 1. Tip-off time is set for 7:00 p.m.

IN-SEASON UPDATES

*The loss to Penn was UMBC’s fourth consecutive setback to start a season…The 48 first-half points scored by UMBC was the most in the first 20 minutes by the Retrieves since tallying 49 in a 91-54 win over Stevenson (Md.) on Nov. 15, 2008.

*UMBC snapped a three-game losing streak in home openers, when they defeate Eastern on Nov. 12.

*The Retrievers led the first two games at the half and have led  three of the first four games with 10:00 remaining in regulation.  They have led four of five games at some point in the second half.

*Brian Neller hit his first four 3-point field goals at Penn, missed his next 13 attempts before hitting four of his final nine vs. Central Connecticut.

*UMBC starting post players of Chase Plummer and Brett Roseboro combined total of one free throw attempted through two games. Plummer attempted 180 (6.0 per game) in 2011-12, the third-highest single-season figure in school history.  He bounced back wtih an 8-of-11 effort at Loyola.

*Both Penn and Loyola hit 50.9 percent from the floor vs. the Retrievers.

*The Retrievers scored 70 points or more in each of the first four games of the season.  The last time they accomplished that feat was in the championship season of 2007-08.  The streak was snapped as UMBC tallied 46 points at Marquette.

*After enjoying healthy rebound margins vs. Penn and Eastern, UMBC was -17 at Loyola, although the Greyhounds were only +3 in second-chance points in the game. UMBC bounced back and was +12 vs. Central Connecticut.

*UMBC hit ten 3-point field goals (10-of-22) vs. Central Conn. State, burying double figures from behnid the arc for the first time since converting in double figures since Jan. 20, 2011 at Hartford. They made 12 in that game and the 10 vs. the Blue Devils halts a streak of 44 straight with single-digit treys.

Ryan Cook and Chase Plummer both recorded double-doubles vs. CCSU, marking the first time a pair of UMBC players stuffed the stat sheet in that manner since Justin Fry and Laurence Joliceour did so vs. VMI on Nov. 14, 2010.

* Central Connecticut had the outright lead over UMBC in appoximately five minutes over the final 25 minutes of play.

* UMBC did manage to hold Marquette to a season-low 28 first-half points on Nov. 26 in Milwaukee.

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