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UMBC heads to Milwaukee for showdown with Marquette Monday

Posted on 25 November 2012 by WNST Staff

The UMBC men’s basketball team (1-3) boards a plane for the first time this season when they travel to play Marquette at the Bradley Center on Mon., Nov. 26. It will be the fourth time a Retriever team has visited Milwaukee to face the Golden Eagles. Tipoff time is set for 8:00 p.m. (EST). The game will be streamed on ESPN3 with Dennis Krause and Jim McIlvaine describing the action.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: Five Retrievers scored in double figures, but visiti ng Central Connecticut State (3-2) edged UMBC (1-3), 83-82, in overtime in a high-energy contest played at the RAC Arena on Nov. 20. UMBC had a five-point overtime lead, but CCSU hit both ends of a one-and-one opportunity at the line with five seconds left to escape with victory. SR G Ryan Cook posted his second double-double (20p-10r) of the season and leads the team and America East at 18.5 ppg.

EAGLE UPDATE: Marquette just returned from the Maui Invitational, where they captured fifth place, dropping a heartbreaking opener to Butler (72-71) before dispatching Mississippi State (89-62) and USC (72-64). Reserve forward Davante Gardner, a high school teammate of UMBC’s Jamar Wertz, leads a balanced attack at 14.2 points per game and has 22 offensive caroms in less than 20 minutes per contest. Marquette is expected to finish seventh in the 15-team Big East, according to a survey of the conference’s head coaches.

WHO’S UP NEXT: UMBC returns home to face Canisius at the RAC Arena (7:00 p.m.) on Thurs., Nov. 29.

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UMBC welcomes former conference foe CCSU to RAC Tuesday

Posted on 20 November 2012 by WNST Staff

UMBC (1-2) meets a familiar foe on Tuesday, Nov. 20, when the Retrievers welcome the the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils (2-2). Both programs debuted at the NCAA Division I level in 1986-87 and Tuesday’s contest will be the 34th between the Devils and Dawgs. Tipoff time is set for 7:30 p.m. The game will be streamed on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: In UMBC’s last outing, JR F Chase Plummer broke out for 28 points at Loyola (Md.) on Nov. 14, but the hot-shooting Greyhounds held off UMBC, 86-70. SR G Ryan Cook has been in double figures in all three games and leads the squad at 18.0 ppg.

BLUE DEVIL UPDATE: After opening the season with a one-point loss to Fairfield (64-63, ot) and a three-point setback at St. Peter’s, (64-61), CCSU roared back with impressive victories over Brown (86-71) and at LaSalle (81-74) on Nov. 15 and 18. SO G Kyle Vinales (23.3 ppg), the 2012 NEC Rookie of the Year, was named the NEC Player of the Week. Vinales posted three straight 20-plus point outings in Central’s 2-1 week. SO F Adonis Burbage scored a career-high 21 points and hit 7-of-8 from the field, 5-of-6 from three in the win over LaSalle.

Who’s Up Next: The Retrievers travel to Marquette for a contest in Milwaukee on Monday, Nov. 26. The game will be streamed on ESPN3.

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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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Loyola, Coppin, Towson, Mason on UMBC hoops’ non-conference schedule

Posted on 31 July 2012 by WNST Staff

UMBC will open the 2012-13 men’s basketball campaign at the University of Pennsylvania and play six non-conference home games before America East Conference competition, it was announced today by head coach Randy Monroe.

The Retrievers open the season in Philadelphia, taking on the Quakers on Friday, Nov. 9.  They open the home schedule three days later, when they host Eastern (Pa.) University on Monday, Nov. 12. Eastern is coached by former UMBC assistant coach Nate Stewart.

UMBC plays the first of six games vs. local rivals on Wednesday, Nov. 14 when they face 2012 MAAC champion and NCAA Tournament qualifier Loyola (Md.) at Reitz Arena.  The Retrievers host Towson (Dec. 1), American (Dec. 6) and Coppin State (Dec. 12), and travel short distances to George Mason (Dec. 4) and Mount St. Mary’s (Dec. 29).

Long-time rival Central Connecticut State (Nov. 20) and Canisius (Dec. 15) also will visit the RAC Arena  in late 2012.

UMBC will also visit two additional squads that competed in the NCAA Tournament last season.  The Retrievers close the month of November at Marquette on Nov. 28 and travel to Norfolk State on Dec. 9. The Retrievers also visit the Chicago area when they play DePaul on Dec. 22.

“Needless to say, we are very excited about our non-conference schedule,” head coach Randy Monroe said.  “We are going to face some very competitive teams and feel like these games will prepare us for the always-tough America East Conference.”

UMBC’s America East slate will be announced later this summer.

Notes:  The Retrievers also opened vs. Penn in 2011-12 and dropped a 59-45 decision… UMBC has not faced George Mason since the 1999-00 season and Mount St. Mary’s since the 2002-03 campaign… They will face Eastern (Pa.), Norfolk State and DePaul for the first time… UMBC and Towson will meet for the 56th time- the Tigers are UMBC’s most frequently-played opponent.

2012 UMBC Men’s Basketball Non-Conference Schedule


Fri. 9 at Penn, TBA; Mon. 12 Eastern (Pa.) 7:00 p.m.; Wed. 14 at Loyola (Md.), TBA, Tue. 20 Central Connecticut State, 7:30 p.m.; Mon. 26 at Marquette, TBA


Sat. 1 Towson, TBA; Tue. 4 at George Mason, TBA; Thu. 6  American, 7:00 p.m.;  Sun. 9 at Norfolk State, 4:00 p.m.; Wed. 12 Coppin State, 7:00 p.m.; Sat. 15 Canisius, TBA; Sat. 22 at De Paul, 2:00 p.m.; Sat. 29 at Mount St. Mary’s, TBA

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Home Finale For UMBC Wednesday Against Boston U

Posted on 22 February 2012 by WNST Staff

UMBC plays its final home game of the 2011-12 season when they host the Boston University Terriers on Wed., Feb. 22. The Retrievers’ lone senior, post Jake Wasco, will be honored in pregame ceremonies. The Retrievers did win the match-up with Boston U. at the RAC Arena last season, but were soundly beaten at Case Gymnasium on Jan.  24.  Tip-off time will be at 7:05 p.m. and the broadcast is available at www.umbcretrievers.tv.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: After allowing 66 and 56 points and holding UNH and Binghamton to 40 percent or below from the field, UMBC (4-23, 3-11) could not follow up, and fell at Canisius, 73-66, in Buffalo, N.Y. on Feb. 18. The Golden Griffins hit 50 percent from the field in the contest. Soph. forward Chase Plummer (15.4 ppg, 7.5 rpg) scored 24 points and added a career-high 14 rebounds and is putting together one of the top sophomore seasons in UMBC’s 26-year Division I history.

TERRIER UPDATE:  The Terriers (14-15, 10-4) return to Baltimore just three days after losing at Loyola, 69-56. Boston U. has dropped two straight, but has third place sewn up in America East Conference play.  Senior guard Darryl Partin has earned or shared single-game scoring honors for the Terriers in the last ten games and is averaging 19.8 points per game.

WHO’S UP NEXT:  UMBC plays its final game of the 2011-12 regular season when the Retrievers travel to Vermont to take on the Catamounts on Sat., Feb. 25. With a win at Binghamton on Wednesday, Vermont would be looking to capture the No. 1 tournament seed and potential regular season title on Saturday at Patrick Gymnasium.

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UMBC Hosts Maine on Hall of Fame Day Saturday

Posted on 03 February 2012 by WNST Staff

UMBC plays its lone Saturday home date of the conference season when the Retrievers host the Maine Black Bears at the RAC Arena on Feb. 4. The game is the nightcap of a Retriever-Black Bear doubleheader as UMBC celebrates its Hall of Fame Day. Tip-off time is set for 3:30 p.m.  All UMBC home basketball games are streamed on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: After an eight-day layoff frrom games, UMBC (2-7, 3-18) got the offense going at Albany, but could not get enough stops vs. the high-powered Great Danes and fell, 87-76. Junior guard Ryan Cook scored a team season-best 28 points. UMBC played without leading scorer Chase Plummer (14.0 ppg), who suffered a concussion earlier in the week and did not make the trip.

BEAR UPDATE:  The Black Bears (4-5, 10-10) dropped five straight games after defeatnig UMBC on Jan. 7, but have come back to post victories in their last two outings. Freshman guard Justin Edwards scored 18 points as Maine held off Binghamton, 67-59, in Orono on Jan. 28. Senior guard Gerald McLemore, who scored 29 points in the win over UMBC, leads the team at 17.9 ponits per game. Maine has played UMBC after a bye in both meetings this year.

Who’s Up Next:  UMBC starts a busy week by hosting Hartford on Tuesday, then travels to Stony Brook for a Thursday contest before returning home to entertain UNH on Sunday.

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UMBC Looks To Bounce Back at Hartford Tuesday Night

Posted on 17 January 2012 by WNST Staff

UMBC will try to shake  off a forgettable performance six days ago against Stony Brook and pull off their fourth consecutive win vs. Hartford at Chase Family Arena when they battle the resurgent Hawks on Tues., Jan. 17 at 7:00 p.m. Tip-off time is set for 7:00 p.m.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (1-3, 2-14) had no answers for Stony Brook at the RAC Arena on Jan. 11, as the Seawolves shot nearly 59 percent from the floor in a 89-49 victory. It was the third consecutive loss for UMBC and the third straight game in which they allowed 89 points. Junior guards Ryan Cook (14 pts.) and Brian Neller combined for 27 of UMBC’s 49 points as the hosts did not reach the 33 percent shooting mark.

HAWK UPDATE:  Hartford (2-2, 2-14) started the season at 0-13, but has won two of its last three contests in league play.  UH used a second-half surge to defeat winless Binghamton, 69-57, on Sunday at the BU Events Center. Senior guard Andres Torres has led the charge, leading UH in all four America East games, averaging 16.5 points in that span. He had a season-high 27 in the 56-49 win over UNH. Hartford attempts 24.8 3-point field goals per game.

Who’s Up Next:  UMBC has a quick turnaround, as they return to the RAC Arena to face Binghamton on Thursday, Jan. 19.

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UMBC Hosts Stony Brook Wednesday With WNST, Cary Williams in Attendance

Posted on 11 January 2012 by WNST Staff

Stony Brook has swept the last three season series vs. UMBC and the red-hot Seawolves invade the RAC Arena on Wed., Jan. 11 to battle the Retrievers. Tip-off time is set for 7:05 p.m.  All home games are streamed at www.umbcretrievers.tv.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: For the third consecutive game, UMBC (1-2, 2-13) will run into a team on a hot streak as the Retrievers suffered back-to-back losses to Albany and Maine in a three-day stretch last week. UMBC allowed 89 points in each setback. The Retrievers are averaging 72.7 points per game through three league games, paced by Chase Plummer, who averaged 21.7 points per game through the first three AEC contests. 

SEAWOLF UPDATE:  Stony Brook (3-0, 8-6) has won five consecutive games and are a perfect 7-0 at Pritchard Gymnasium in 2011-12. They snapped a five-game road losing streak with a 60-54 win at BInghamton on Jan. 5, then defeated Albany, 81-68 at Pritchard on Jan. 8. Senior guard Bryan Dougher scored 19 points in that intra-state victory and leads a balanced Seawolves’ attack with 13.6 points per game.  Eight different Seawolves have earned or shared game-high scoring honors this season. 

Who’s Up Next:  UMBC has its first bye of the season this week and will travel to Hartford for a Tuesday evening match-up with the Hawks.

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UMBC Looks To Go Back to Back With Visit From Albany Thursday

Posted on 05 January 2012 by WNST Staff

UMBC faces an explosive Albany squad as both teams grind through a hectic first week of America East Conference play. Both squads took their league openers on Monday, with the Retrievers winning an 82-76 decision at UNH and Albany defending home turf vs. Hartford, 88-63.  Tip-off time is set for 7:05 p.m. at the RAC Arena. All UMBC home games are streamed on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC scored a season-high 82 points, hitting 8-of-12 shots from behind the arc, in Monday’s victory in Durham, N.H.  Five Retrievers were in double figures, including sophomore forward Chase Plummer (13.6 ppg, 8.2 rpg) who scored a career-high 23 points against the Wildcats.  UMBC continues to rebound well, as they have outboarded 10 of 13 opponents to date.

DANE UPDATE:  Albany (9-6, 1-0) has won four of five, including an 88-63 rout of Hartford in their league opener at home on Jan. 2. This is Albany’s third game in Maryland since Dec. 28 with a 83-72 loss at Maryland on that date and a 65-64 win at Mount St. Mary’s on Dec. 31. Newcomer junior guard Gerardo Suero is fourth in the nation in scoring, averaging 22.1 points per game. Junior guard Logan Aronhalt (15.1 ppg) averaged 23.5 ppg in two wins over UMBC last season, hitting 9-of-15 shots from behind the arc.

Who’s Up Next:  UMBC boards a plane at 11:00 a.m. on Friday and returns north to face a tough Maine squad. Tip time from Alfond Arena is 2:30 p.m on Saturday, Jan. 7.

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UMBC Looking For Back to Back Wins Wednesday Night Against Morgan

Posted on 13 December 2011 by WNST Staff

SET THE SCENE:  UMBC will try to follow up its win over local rival Towson on Saturday as they entertain Baltimore neighbor Morgan State at the RAC Arena on Wednesday, Dec. 14.  The Retrievers were coming off a nine-day layoff when they took on the Tigers and the Bears have been off since a Dec. 3 contest at Ohio University. Tip-off time is set for 7:05 p.m. All UMBC home basketball games are streamed with multiple cameras and play-by-play on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC used proficient free throw shooting and blue-collar defense down the stretch to post a 62-58 victory at Towson on Dec. 10.  The Retrievers (1-7) hit 10 of 12 free throws and got five consecutive stops in the final 2:10 to rally for its first victory of the campaign.  Junior guard Ryan Cook, who has posted double figures in his first three games as a Retrievers, led all scorers with 17 points and sophomore forward Chase Plummer recorded a 13-point, 11-rebound double-double.

BEAR UPDATE:  Morgan State (0-7) has lost its last four games by a total of 17 points, including a 65-62 loss at USC and, most recently, a 61-53 setback at 5-1 Ohio University. Junior wing DeWayne Jackson (10.7 ppg) led Morgan State at Ohio with 15 points and senior post Kevin Thompson had 13 points and 12 caroms. Thompson leads the squad in scoring (15.0 ppg) and rebounding (8.0 per game).

Who’s Up Next:  UMBC welcomes Rider to the RAC Arena on Saturday, Dec. 17 at 7:00 p.m.

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