The women’s basketball only managed to score 18 points in both halves of the game as they only managed 36 points while giving up 70 to Binghamton to fall to 4-7 in conference play and sixth place.
Tope Obajolu scored led the Retrievers with 11 points but Katie Brooks was second on the team with eight points. Nobody could get into any sort of a rhythm shooting as the team shot just 21.2%.
It is not impossible to win with just 36 points, but when you also have the worst defense in the conference it rarely ever works and it didn’t this time as four Bearcats netted double-figures for 70 points, shooting 46.4%.
UMBC really put themselves in a bad position with the loss. They have five games left and can only afford one more loss to keep an even record in conference play.
But more importantly the team put themselves in a tight spot when it comes to seeding in the America East Tournament. Albany is likely going to be in the play in game, but UMBC is just one game ahead of New Hampshire and Maine for the other spot. UMBC will have a game in New Hampshire and a home game against Albany to try and avoid that but if they slip in either they will have road games at Vermont and Stony Brook and a home game against Boston U.