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.
Posted on 25 January 2013 by WNST Staff
UMBC makes its final trip to Boston, Mass. to take on the Terriers in an America East Conference contest on Sat., Jan. 26. Tip-off time at the Case Gymnasium is set for 1:00 p.m. with Paul Mittermeier on the call.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (2-4 AE, 4-15) rallied from a 15-point second-half deficit, but could not complete the comeback and fell, 67-60, to Stony Brook at the RAC Arena on Jan. 23. The setback was UMBC’s first at home in conference play (2-1) this season. Four Retrievers scored in double figures, but UMBC could not overcome a 1-of-14 start to the game from the floor. SR G Ryan Cook (15.7) has scored in double figures in 17 of 19 games this season. JR G Quentin Jones has started the last four games and has 18 assists/9 turnovers in AEC action.
TERRIER UPDATE: The Terriers (4-3, 10-10 ) earned their fifth win in six games, an improbable 85-80 overtime win at Albany on Jan. 23. Boston U. trailed by six with 10 seconds left but a pair of threes by JR G D.J. Irving, the second off a steal with 2.5 seconds left, forced overtime. Boston U. then made all six of their shots in the extra session and poured in 22 points in five minutes for the win. FR G Maurice Watson had 21 points and seven assists for the winners. Irving leads a balanced attack with 14.6 ppg while Watston (10.7 ppg) leads the conference with 4.8 apg.
WHO’S UP NEXT: The Retrievers complete the first half of the conference schedule with a game at Binghamton on Wed., Jan. 30.
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.
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.
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 08 January 2013 by WNST Staff
The UMBC men’s basketball team plays at home for the first time since Dec. 12 and opens the home portion of its America East Conference schedule on Wed., Jan. 9 when they host the New Hampshire Wildcats. The road time has won five of the last six meetings between UMBC and UNH. The opening tap is slated for 7:05 p.m. Streaming is available on www.umbcretrievers.tv.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: Host Maine shot a blistering 58.5 percent from the floor and withstood a late Retriever rally to win their fourth straight, defeating visiting UMBC, 81-66, at Alfond Arena on Jan. 5. JR F Chase Plummer scored 14 points off the bench to lead UMBC (0-2, 2-13), which is in the midst of an eight-game slide. SR G Ryan Cook leads UMBC with 16.2 ppg and has scored in double figures in ten straight games.
WILDCAT UPDATE: New Hampshire (0-2, 4-10) has lost five consecutive games since a 64-58 win over Yale on Dec. 8. Most recently, UNH fell, 65-49, to league favorite Stony Brook on Jan. 5. SR F Ferg Myrick leads four Wildcats in double figures with 15.4 points per game and has scored 20 or more points in three of UNH’s last six outings. JR C Chris Pelcher (10.6 ppg, team-high 7.3 rpg) is one of the league’s top rebounders and is shooting 53 percent from the floor.
WHO’S UP NEXT: The Retrievers head back out on the road to face a red-hot Vermont squad on Sat., Jan. 12.
Posted on 01 January 2013 by WNST Staff
UMBC opens its tenth America East Conference campaign with a tough two-game road swing, which begins at Albany on Wed., Jan. 2. Due to the women’s basketball team hosting Albany at the same time (7:00 p.m.), there will be no local radio coverage for this contest. Follow the Retrievers’ progress on Twitter @UMBCAthletics.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (2-11) suffered another tough loss to a Northeast Conference opponent, falling 58-55, at Mount St. Mary’s to close out non-conference play on Dec. 29. SR G Brian Neller’s fall-away three from 23 feet just before the horn sounded hit the front rim and the Retrievers slipped to 1-5 in games decided by eight points or less. SR G Ryan Cook led a balanced effort with 12 points and continues to lead the team with 17.0 ppg. JR C Brett Roseboro posted his fourth double-double of the season (10 pts./10 rebs.), but 19 Retriever turnovers derailed the effort.
DANE UPDATE: Albany (11-3) has won eight of its last nine games, including a 57-50 win over Brown on Monday, Dec. 31. SR G Jacob Iati, the reigning co-Player of the Week in America East, led the Danes with 16 points after a 25-point effort at Navy on Dec. 28. Iati and backcourt mate Mike Black share scoring honors for Albany with 16.1 ppg.
WHO’S UP NEXT: UMBC gets back to Baltimore in the wee hours on Thursday morning, and returns north on Friday to prepare to compete at Maine on Saturday, Jan. 5 at noon.
Posted on 28 December 2012 by WNST Staff
The UMBC men’s basketball team and the Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers rekindle a basketball rivalry when the two sides meet at the Knott Arena on Sat., Dec. 29. UMBC and MSM met 46 times between 1972-2003.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: The Retrievers (2-10) turned the host DePaul Blue Demons over 18 times, recording a season-high 14 steals, but fell, 69-61 at Allstate Arena on Dec. 22. UMBC has now dropped fi ve consecutive contests. The Retrievers failed to capatalize on 16 off ensive rebounds- resulting in just 7 points- and misfired on 9 of 17 shots from the charity stripe. FR G Aaron Morgan scored a career-high 15 points in the game. SR G Ryan Cook (team-high 17.4 ppg) scored in double figures (13 pts.) for the 11th time in 12 games.
MOUNTAINEER UPDATE: Mount St. Mary’s (4-6) dropped its third straight game, 87-66, at Western Michigan on Dec. 22. WMU hit over 60 pecent (32-of-53) of its shots from the floor. JR G Rashad Whack led MSM with 16 points in the game. He leads the Mount with 12.5 ppg. The Mount hits nearly nine treys per game, while attempting over 26 per contest.
WHO’S UP NEXT: UMBC opens its tenth America East Conference season on the road on Wed., Jan. 2 as they take on Albany at 7:00 p.m.
Posted on 21 December 2012 by WNST Staff
The UMBC men’s basketball has completed the exam period and returns to action on Sat., Dec. 22 when they travel to Chicago to take on DePaul University at Allstate Arena. It will be the first-ever meeting on the hardwood between the Retrievers and the Blue Demons. The game will also be televised regionally by the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network as part of the Big East Conference package.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: After good efforts vs. Towson, George Mason and American, UMBC (2-9) struggled vs. MEAC foes Norfolk State and Coppin State, falling by 17 and 19 points respectively. CSU hit its first eight shots from the floor and never trailed in a 80-61 victory on Dec. 12. SR G Ryan Cook led UMBC with 17 points vs. the Eagles and leads America East in scoring at 17.8 ppg. JR C Brett Roseboro posted his third double-double in five games vs. Coppin State.
BLUE DEMON UPDATE: DePaul (8-3) has won six straight games, including a hard-fought 69-64 victory over No. Illinois on Dec. 16. Two Baltimore natives lead DePaul- JR F Cleveland Melvin leads the squad in scoring (17.4) and rebounding (8.0), while JR G Brandon Young is at 16.7 ppg and a team high 4.7 assists per game.
WHO’S UP NEXT: UMBC concludes the non-conference portion of its schedule on Sat., Dec. 29 when they travel to Emmitsburg, Md. for the first time since 2003 to take on Mount St. Mary’s. Tip time is set for 2:00 p.m.
Posted on 08 December 2012 by WNST Staff
UMBC faces a team- Norfolk State- that is coming off a landmark season. The Spartans posted a 26-10 record a year ago and defeated Missouri in the second round of the NCAA Championship. It is the first-ever meeting between the Retrievers and Spartans.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (2-7) rallied late to tie American at the end of regulation in the first overtime period, but fell, 73-70, to the Eagles in double overtime on Dec. 6. SR G Ryan Cook led all scorers with 24 points. It was UMBC’s second home overtime loss of the season- the Retrievers have led five of nine games with ten minutes remaining. Cook leads the squad and is second in America East with 17.4 ppg.
SPARTAN UPDATE: Norfolk State lost four of five starters from last season’s NCAA Championship team, but the Spartans have won three straight to even their record at 5-5. They won a pair of MEAC decisions, 55-45 at Savannah State and 78-72 at South Carolina State on Dec. 1 and 3. JR G Pendarvis Williams, the lone returning starter from last year’s squad, leads a balanced attack wtih 11.3 ppg. Today’s game will just be the second at home for the Spartans.
WHO’S UP NEXT: UMBC plays its final game before exams start when they host another MEAC institution, Coppin State, on Wed., Dec. 12. Tip time at the RAC Arena is set for 7:00 p.m.