UMBC welcomes Hartford to RAC Arena Wednesday

January 15, 2013 | WNST Staff

UMBC looks to continue to protect its home court in league play on Wed., Jan. 16 when they host the Hartford Hawks. The Retrievers have played three of its first four America East games on the road and won its lone home game over UNH one week ago. Tip-off time at the RAC Arena is set for 7:05 p.m. with Gary Stein and Paul Mittermeier on the call. All UMBC home basketball games are streamed on www.umbcretrievers.tv.

RETRIEVER UPDATE: UMBC (1-3, 3-14) could not sustain a mid-game rally and the Retrievers fell to America East defending champion, Vermont, 68-53, at Patrick Gym. JR F Chase Plummer led the visitors with 17 points.  SR G Ryan Cook (team-high 15.8 ppg) was held to four points and had his double-figures streak snapped at a career-high 11 straight. SR G Brian Neller is 9-of-21 from behind the arc in his last three outings.

HAWK UPDATE:  Hartford opened league play at 3-0 before falling, 73-59 at Stony Brook on Saturday. The Hawks fell behind, 37-18, at the half. FR G Evan Cooper led Hartford with 18 points vs. the Seawolves. SO F Mark Nwakamma leads the Hawks in scoring (13.5 ppg) and rebounding (5.2 rpg). Hartford has hit 141 3-point field goals on the season and only allowed 82.

WHO’S UP NEXT:  The Retrievers have a weekend bye before hosting first-place Stony Brook on Wed., Jan. 23 at 7:00 p.m.

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