UMBC back in action Wednesday at Niagara

December 28, 2011 | WNST Staff

UMBC plays its final game of 2011 when they play the first of three games up north in a 11 days, taking on a young, but talented Niagara squad on Wednesday, Dec. 28 at the Gallagher Center. Tip-off time is set for 7:00 p.m.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC’s 2-3 zone worked for about 22 minutes vs. No. 17 Indiana, but the Hoosiers hit seven consecutive treys in a 33-5 run and the hosts prevailed, 89-47, on Dec. 22. The Retrievers have struggled from the floor in their current three-game slide, hitting only 62 of 199 (31.2%)  attempts. Sophomore forward Chase Plummer (13.8 ppg, 8.7 rpg) has scored in double figures in 10 of 11 games this season.

PURPLE EAGLE UPDATE:  The Purple Eagles have dropped five of six and four consecutive games at home. Their lone win in that span is a 79-76 victory at America East member Hartford. Niagara (4-8) could not complete a rally and fell, 85-81, at Quinnipiac on Dec. 22. Red-shirt freshman guard Antoine Mason, son of former NBA standout Anthony Mason, led Niagara with 22 points. Highly sought-after freshman guard Juan’ya Green leads the team in scoring (19.1 ppg) and assists (3.6 pg) in nearly 38 minutes per outing.

WHO’S UP NEXT:  UMBC opens America East play in hectic fashion, playing at UNH on Monday, returning home to entertain Albany on Thursday and heading back north to take on Maine on Saturday.

Comments on Facebook

1 Comments For This Post

  1. Brian Lincalis Says:

    Hey……….We already beat Towson!!!! Yippee!!!

Leave a Reply