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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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UMBC, George Mason to square off Tuesday for first time since 1999

Posted on 03 December 2012 by WNST Staff

For the first time since 1999, UMBC will meet the George Mason Patriots in men’s basketball as the Retrievers visit the Patriot Center on Tues., Dec. 4. Tip-off time is set for 7:00 p.m. The game will also be televised by the Mid-Atlantic Sports Network with Jason Knapp and Craig Esherick on the call.

RETRIEVER UPDATE:  SR G Ryan Cook scored 18 of his game-high 22 points in the second half and JR C Brett Roseboro posted career highs with 19 points and 10 rebounds as the host Retrievers (2-5) never trailed in a 66-62 victory over Towson (3-4) on Dec. 1. The win snapped a four-game slide for UMBC and gave the Retrievers (2-5) a two-game winning streak over their beltway rivals.

PATRIOT UPDATE:  George Mason gave a great effort, but came up just short in a  69-62 setback vs. Maryland in the BB&T Classic held at the Verizon Center on Dec. 2. GMU had won three consecutive games, including a narrow 48-45 home triumph over Boston U. on Nov. 24. Sharrod Wright is the lone Patriot averaging in double figures, but the junior guard is at a robust 15.1 points per game. Mason also had a home victory over Virginia (63-59) to open the season.

WHO’S UP NEXT:  UMBC will play for the fourth time in eight days on Thurs., Dec. 6 when they host the American University Eagles. Tip time at the RAC Arena is 7:00 p.m.

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UMBC, Towson meeting for 54th time in series history

Posted on 30 November 2012 by WNST Staff

In its 46-year varsity basketball history, the Towson Tigers are UMBC’s most frequently-contested opponent and the two squads will meet for the 54th time on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the RAC Arena. Tipoff time is set for 7:00 p.m. (EST)  and the game will be streamed on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

 

RETRIEVER UPDATE:  Visiting Canisius scored the last nine points of the first half and opened the second half on a 9-1 run to break open a close game and proceed to defeat UMBC, 83-65 at the RAC Arena on Thursday. SR G Ryan Cook (16.6 ppg, 8.0 rpg) led UMBC with 16 points, while JR C Brett Roseboro posted a career-high 13 points in the setback. UMBC has dropped four straight and is -36 in rebounding in those losses.

 

TIGER UPDATE:  Towson competed in the 2012 Comfort Suites Invitational where they won three out of four games, including a victory over Radford (75-67).  JR F Jerrelle Benimon is the Tigers key threat on offense leading the team with an average of 14.7 points per game. Towson took on the Loyola Greyhounds on Nov. 26., and fell, 65-53. FR G Jerome Hairston led the Tigers with 13 points. Towson has yet to play a home game this season.
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*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 six  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. The Retrievers are -36 in total rebounds in the current four-game slide.

*UMBC hit ten 3-point field goals (10-of-22) vs. Central Conn. State, burying double figures from behind 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 approximately 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.

*  UMBC is just 6-of-41 (14.6%) from behind the arc in the last two games.

* UMBC is in the midst of a stretch where they are playing five times in an eight-day span.

* UMBC’s reserves are shooting a combined 53.8 percent (49-of-91) from the floor through six games.
WHO’S UP NEXT:  UMBC continues its five-game in eight-day stretch on Tues., Dec. 4 when they travel to Fairfax, Va. to take on George Mason. Tip-off is 7:00 p.m. and the game will be televised by MASN-TV.

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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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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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UMBC F Cook honored by America East

Posted on 12 November 2012 by WNST Staff

UMBC’s Cook, Stony Brook’s Warney Net First America East Men’s Basketball  Weekly Honors of 2012-13 Season

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – The 2012-13 America East men’s basketball season got underway over the weekend and standout performances have earned UMBC’s Ryan Cook and Stony Brook’s Jameel Warney the conference’s first weekly honors of the season.

Cook picked up Player of the Week honors after registering his second career double-double in the Retrievers’ lone game of the week, while Warney had two impressive games to earn Rookie of the Week accolades. The first awards of the 2012-13 season were announced Monday afternoon.

Cook (Laurel, Md.) tied his career high with 28 points and added 11 rebounds in UMBC’s 80-75 loss at Penn Friday. The senior guard shot 10-of-19 from the floor and helped UMBC build a 21-point first-half lead on the Quakers. Cook’s double-double, the second of his career, is his second consecutive double-double as he finished the 2011-12 season with 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. Binghamton in the America East tournament last year.

Warney (Plainfield, N.J.) had a solid debut over the weekend as he averaged 12.0 points and 7.0 rebounds in two Stony Brook wins. The freshman forward had eight points and five boards in a road win at Marist Friday and then turned in a 16-point, nine-rebound performance vs. Mount Ida on Sunday. Warney shot a perfect 8-for-8 from the floor against the Mustangs and shot 78 percent (11-for-14) for the week.

America East Notes… in 140 Characters or Less – #AEHOOPS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    America East teams went 5-7 on opening weekend with Albany, UNH, Stony Brook and Vermont picking up wins … On Friday, Albany beat the Atlantic 10′s Duquesne while SBU and UVM each posted wins over MAAC programs … Albany’s Mike Black averaged 17.5 points per game last week and surpassed the 300-assist for his career Friday … Stony Brook is off to its first 2-0 start since the 2009 campaign … The Seawolves haven’t lost at Pritchard Gym since Feb. 19, 2011, a span of 15 games … For the second time in three years, Stony Brook will play in ESPN’s Season Tip-Off Marathon Tuesday, at Rider at 6 a.m. on ESPN … Vermont plays at UConn on Tuesday in a game that will be televised on SNY and ESPN3 … Only UConn has more wins among the 20 Division I programs in New England  than UVM’s 215 since the start of the 2001-02 season … Vermont’s Brian Voelkel was named a Lou Henson preseason All-American prior to the season… UMBC hosts Eastern in its home opener Monday and Boston U. heads to Canisius.

2012-13 America East Women’s Basketball Weekly Award Winners
Nov. 12
– Player of the Week: Ryan Cook (UMBC); Rookie of the Week: Jameel Warney (Stony Brook)

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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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