UMBC and Boston University complete the first half of the conference schedule when they take the court at Case Gymansium on Tues., Jan. 24. Tonight’s game is the 1200th in UMBC’s 45 years of intercollegiate basketball. Tip-off time is set for 7:00 p.m.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: The Retrievers are taking the court for the fourth time in the last seven days when they face Boston U. After their best defensive effort in league play (a 64-58 win over Binghamton), the Retrievers turned in their poorest effort three days later in a 90-62 setback to Vermont. Chase Plummer, who scored 20 points and added nine rebounds vs. the Catamounts, continues to lead UMBC in scoring (13.8 ppg) and rebounding (7.4 rpg).
TERRIER UPDATE: Boston U. has won six consecutive games, including Sunday’s 65-46 victory at Hartford. In the six-game winning streak, the Terriers are only allowing 54.2 points per contest. Senior wing Darryl Partin is second in America East and 16th nationally in scoring, averaging 20.0 ppg. Sophomore point guard D.J. Irving checks in at 12.6 points per outing and is averaging 5.4 assists per contest.
Who’s Up Next: The Retrievers have eight days off before taking on Albany in Albany, N.Y. on Wednesday, Feb. 1.