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.