UMBC visits America East power Stony Brook Tuesday

February 18, 2013 | WNST Staff

UMBC has four regular season games left before the America East Conference Tournament. The Retrievers open play on the road this week, taking on first-place Stony Brook at Pritchard Gym. Tip-off time between the Retrievers and Seawolves is 7:00 p.m.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (4-8, 6-19) could not hold on to a ten-point halftime lead and fell to 0-3 in overtime this season in a 92-86 setback at UNH. SO G Joey Getz scored a career-high 22 points in the contest and is averaging 13.8 ppg in his last four outings. SR G Brian Neller, who has hit 27 treys in his last six games, added a season-high 19 points and took over third place on UMBC’s all-time list with 241 career treys. SR G Ryan Cook (14.7 ppg) leads UMBC in scoring, but is now at a season-low in scoring average.

SEAWOLF UPDATE: In a battle for the league’s top spot, Stony Brook (10-2, 19-6) overwhelmed Vermont, 65-48 before a rowdy home crowd on Feb. 22. G Marcus Rouse led the way with 16 points as SBU held UVM to seven second half field goals. Stony Brook is 9-1 at home this season. Freshman phenom, post Jameel Warney leads the squad with 12.0 ppg and 7.6 rpg and is shooting 62.4% from the field.

WHO’S UP NEXT: UMBC returns home on Sat., Feb. 23 to face a red-hot Boston University team in their last visit to RAC Arena as a member of the America East Conference. Tip-off time is set for 7:00 p.m.

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