Rodney Elliott Tabbed as Finalist for Kyle Macy AwardBOSTON, MA – UMBC guard Rodney Elliott has been named a finalist for the 2014 Kyle Macy National Freshman of the Year award, as announced by CollegeInsider.com on March 31. The Kyle Macy award is presented annually to the top freshman in Division I college basketball.
Rodney Elliott Is Unanimous Selection as America East Rookie of the YearAlbany, N.Y.- UMBC freshman guard Rodney Elliott (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll) was named America East Conference Men’s Basketball Rookie-of-the-Year, in a unanimous vote by the league’s head coaches.
Elliott, UMBC’s first men’s basketball player to earn Rookie-of-the-Year honors in 11 league seasons, was also selected to the America East Third Team and to the All-Rookie squad.
Men's Basketball Starts America East Tourney on Saturday vs. Host AlbanyThe fifth-seeded UMBC men’s basketball team opens competition in its 11th America East Men’s Basketball Championship when the Retrievers face No. 4 seed and host Albany on Saturday, March 8 at UA’s SEFCU Arena. The contest is the second quarterfinal game of four on the day, as top-seeded Vermont kicks off the afternoon by taking on No. 8 New Hampshire at noon. The No. 5 seed is UMBC’s highest since the 2007-08 team earned the No. 1 seed and went on to take the title. The two squads split a pair of thrilling contests this season, with Albany winning, 73-72, in double overtime at SEFCU on Jan. 8 and the Retrievers getting a last-second tip-in from Quentin Jones and triumphing, 71-69 at the RAC Arena on Feb. 12. Paul Mittermeier and Dan Levin have all the play-by-play action on (Q1370 AM (www.q1370.com, joined in progress after UMBC vs. Johns Hopkins lacrosse) and video streaming is available via ESPN3.
Rodney Elliott Selected as AE Fans' Choice Player of the YearCambridge, Mass. – For the first time in the eight-year history of the award, a member of the UMBC Retriever men’s basketball team has been selected as America East Fans' Choice Player of the Year. Moreover, UMBC guard Rodney Elliott (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll) becomes the first freshman to earn the selection in the sport of men’s basketball.
Men's Basketball Falls at Hartford, But Will Be No. 5 Seed in America East TourneyWest Hartford, Conn. – UMBC rallied late from a 24-point deficit, but the host Hartford Hawks defeated the Retrievers, 67-56, in the regular season finale at Chase Family Arena. UMBC (9-20, 5-11 America East) will be the No. 5 seed for next weekend’s America East Conference Tournament and face No. 4 Albany (15-14, 9-7) at 2:30 p.m. on Sat., March 8 at Albany’s SEFCU Arena.
Men's Basketball Concludes Regular Season at Hartford on SundayUMBC (9-19, 5-10 America East) plays its final game of the 2013-14 regular season when the Retrievers travel to West Hartford, Conn. to take on Hartford (15-15, 9-6) at the Chase Family Arena on Sunday, March 2. A win would guarantee the Retrievers the fifth seed in next weekend’s America East Tournament, its highest seed since the championship season of 2007-08. UMBC could finish fifth, sixth or seventh with a setback. Tip-off time is set for 2:00 p.m
Furious Rally by UMBC Cagers Comes Up Just ShortBALTIMORE – UMBC rallied from an 18-point second half deficit to take a late lead, but visiting Binghamton won a tight 72-70 decision at the RAC Arena in the Retrievers’ final regular season home game of the campaign.UMBC freshman guard Rodney Elliott (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll) led UMBC with 19 points.
Men's Basketball Hosts Binghamton on Saturday's "Senior Night"UMBC (9-18, 5-9 America East) plays its final home game of the 2013-14 season when the Retrievers host Binghamton (6-20, 3-10) at the RAC Arena on Saturday, Feb. 22. UMBC will honor its three seniors (Quentin Jones, Chase Plummer, Brett Roseboro) playing their final home games and another (Jamar Wertz), who was unable to compete this year due to injury. Tip-off time is set for 7:10 p.m. with pregame ceremonies beginning at 6:55 p.m. Gary Stein and Tory Green have all the play-by-play action on Q1370 AM (www.q1370.com) and video streaming is available via the America East digital network.
Roseboro Nets Career-Best 20 Points, But UMBC Falls at Stony BrookStony Brook, N.Y.- UMBC senior post Brett Roseboro (Quakertown, Pa./Quakertown) scored a career-high 20 points, but host Stony Brook outshot the Retrievers, 72-53, at Pritchard Gym. Roseboro hit 8-of-15 shots from the floor, added a team-best nine rebounds and recorded UMBC’s lone two rejections of the game.
Men's Basketball Competes at Stony Brook Wednesday EveningUMBC (9-17, 5-8 America East) heads back to the road to face Stony Brook (18-8, 10-2) at Pritchard Gymnasium on Wednesday, Feb. 19. The Retrievers are looking to snap an eleven-game slide versus the Seawolves. Tip-off time is set for 7:00 p.m. Paul Mittermeier has all the play-by-play action on Q1370 AM (www.q1370.com) and video streaming is available via the America East digital network.
Men's Basketball Falls at League-Leader VermontBurlington, Vt. – UMBC tied a season-high with 21 turnovers, leading to 21 Vermont points, and the Retrievers fell to the first-place Catamounts, 76-52, in America East men’s basketball action at Patrick Gymnasium. David Kadiri snared a season-best 11 rebounds and added six points, two steals and a blocked shot.
Men's Basketball Faces First-Place Vermont in Burlington on Saturday AfternoonComing off an emotional victory over Albany on Feb. 12, UMBC (9-16, 5-7 AE) enters the teeth of the home stretch of the regular season, as they face the top two teams in the conference on the road. For starters, the Retrievers face first-place Vermont (16-9, 10-1) at Patrick Gym on Saturday, Feb. 15. Tip-off time is set for 2:00 p.m. Gary Stein has all the play-by-play action on Q1370 AM (www.q1370.com) and video streaming is available via Catamount TV at http://nsnsports.net/colleges/university-of-vermont/.
Jones' Late Tip-In Gives Men's Basketball 71-69 Win Over AlbanyBALTIMORE – UMBC senior guard Quentin Jones’ (Baltimore, Md./Mount St. Joseph) improbable tip-in with 2.4 seconds remaining broke a 69-all tie and gave the host Retrievers a 71-69 victory over defending league champion Albany in an America East contest at the RAC Arena. Jones and freshman guard Rodney Elliott (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll) shared scoring honors with 16 points each.
RAC In Black VIII - Men's Basketball Hosts Albany Wednesday EveningThe UMBC men’s basketball team (8-16, 4-7 AE) begins a stretch where they play the top three teams in the conference over the next eight days. The Retrievers complete this three-game homestand when they welcome defending league champion Albany on Wednesday, Feb. 12. Tip-off time is set for 7:00 p.m. Gary Stein and Paul Mittermeier have all the play-by-play action on Q1370 AM (www.q1370.com). The game will be streamed on ESPN3, with Eric Frede and Frank Sullivan on the call.
Rodney Elliott Earns Fifth America East Rookie HonorCambridge, Mass. – For the a school record-setting fifth time, UMBC freshman guard Rodney Elliott (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll) has been named America East Conference Rookie of the Week, the league office announced today.
Ellliott Nets 26, But Foul-Plagued UMBC Falls to UML, 71-61BALTIMORE – UMBC forced 25 UMass Lowell turnovers, but shot under 33 percent from the floor and fell to the visiting River Hawks, 71-61, in an America East Conference contest at the RAC Arena. UMBC freshman guard Rodney Elliott tied his season high with 26 points.
Men's Basketball Welcomes UMass Lowell to RAC Arena in Satuday MatineeThe UMBC men’s basketball team (8-15, 4-6 AE) will try to avenge another early-season road setback and extend their home winning streak to three when they welcome America East newcomer UMass Lowell (7-15, 5-5) to the RAC Arena on Saturday, Feb. 8. Tip-off time is set for 2:00 p.m. Gary Stein and Paul Mittermeier have all the play-by-play action on Q1370 AM (www.q1370.com) and live streaming is available on the America East digital network (www.umbcretrievers.tv). Streaming is available via most mobile devices.
Local Products Elliott, Jones Lead Men's Basketball Over UNH, 68-57BALTIMORE – UMBC’s starting backcourt of local products Rodney Elliott (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll) and Quentin Jones (Baltimore, Md./Mount St. Joseph) combined for 37 points as the host Retrievers rallied for a 68-57 victory over New Hampshire in an America East Conference contest played at the RAC Arena.
Men's Basketball Opens Three-Game Homestand Versus UNH on WednesdayThe UMBC Retrievers (7-15, 3-6 America East) open their second three-game America East home-stand when they welcome New Hampshire (5-16, 3-5) to the RAC Arena on Wednesday, Feb. 5. Tip-off time is set for 7:00 p.m. Gary Stein and Paul Mittermeier have the call on Q1370 Am (www.q1370.com). Live streaming is available on the America East digital network at www.americaeast.tv.
Men's Basketball Visits Maine in Saturday MatineeThe UMBC Retrievers (7-14, 3-5) will try to extend their winning streak to three when they travel to meet the Maine Black Bears (4-16, 2-6) at Cross Insurance Center on Saturday, Feb. 1 for a 2:00 tip-off. Both teams are coming off road victories on Wednesday. UMBC won a tight battle, 79-76, in the first meeting on Jan. 11. Live streaming is available on the America East digital network at www.americaeast.tv.
Elliott, Roseboro Lead Five in Doubles as UMBC Upends Host Binghamton, 73-61Vestal, N.Y. – UMBC freshman guard Rodney Elliott (Baltimore, Md./John Carroll) and senior post Brett Roseboro (Quakertown, Pa./Quakertown) each posted double-doubles as the visiting Retrievers defeated Binghamton, 73-61, at the BU Events Center.
Elliott nearly posted a triple-double, scoring 14 points, and garnering season bests in rebounds (11) and assists (8). Roseboro scored 14 points and garnered a season-best 12 caroms to post his fifth career double-double.
Men's Basketball Completes First Half of League Play at Binghamton on Wednesday EveningThe UMBC Retrievers (6-14, 2-5) head back to the place where their last road victory occured almost exactly one year ago when they face the Binghamton Bearcats (4-16, 1-6) at the BU Events Center on Wed., Jan. 29. Despite some near misses, UMBC is 0-11 on the road this season and have dropped 15 straight since the 61-58 victory in Vestal on Jan. 30, 2013. The action gets underway at 7:00 p.m. Paul Mittermeier has the call on Q1370 (www.q1370.com), and live streaming is available on the America East digital network at www.americaeast.tv.
Men's Basketball Hosts Hartford on Hall of Fame Day; Jay Greene to Be InductedSET THE SCENE: The UMBC Retrievers (5-14, 1-5) try to salvage the final game of a three-game homestand when they face the Hartford Hawks (10-11, 4-2) on Hall of Fame Day at the RAC Arena. The Saturday, Jan. 25 nightcap of a hoops doubleheader gets underway at 3:30 p.m. Gary Stein and Troy Green have the call on Q1370 (www.q1370.com), and live streaming is available on the America East digital network at www.americaeast.tv. Streaming is also now available on most mobile devices.
Plummer Reaches Milestone, But Men's Basketball Falls to Stony Brook, 81-62BALTIMORE – Stony Brook won its fourth game in a row and improved to 5-0 in America East play, as the Seawolves (13-6) defeated host UMBC (5-14, 1-5), 81-62, at the RAC Arena. Senior forward Chase Plummer (Plainfield, N.J./St. Patrick) led UMBC with 21 points and seven rebounds and became the 12th player in school history to reach the 1,200-point plateau.
Sharp-Shooting Vermont Downs Men's Basketball in America East ContestBALTIMORE – Visiting Vermont hit eight of its first 13 shots from behind the arc and went on to defeat UMBC, 73-47, in America East action at the RAC Arena. The Catamounts won for the sixth consecutive time and improved to 10-8 overall and 4-0 in the conference. UMBC has dropped four of five, and slipped to 5-13 overall and 1-4 in league play. The setback was UMBC’s first at home since Nov. 20.
Men's Basketball Tries to Protect Home Court vs. Red-Hot Vermont in Saturday MatineeUMBC (5-12, 1-3 America East) will try to shake off a dreadful performance at UNH on Wednesday, as the Retrievers shot only 27.5 percent from the floor and committed 19 turnovers in a 56-42 loss to the Wildcats. They face a red-hot Vermont (9-8, 3-0 AE) squad that has won five straight, including an 83-46 rout at Maine on Thursday. Gary Stein and Paul Mittermeier have the call on Q1370 (www.q1370.com) and streaming is available on www.umbcretrievers.tv. The America East digital network is now available on most mobile devices.
Offensive Woes Plague UMBC in 56-42 Loss at New HampshireDURHAM, N.H. – The UMBC men’s basketball team shot just 27.5% (11-for-40) and turned the ball over 19 times as New Hampshire never trailed following a three-point basket 45 seconds into the game, and held off the Retrievers, 56-42, Wednesday night in America East action at Lundholm Gymnasium.
Men's Basketball Heads Back North For Match-Up at UNH on Wednesday EveningUMBC has won five of its six home games in 2013-14, but has yet to win on the road and will make another push when the Retrievers (5-11, 1-2 America East) travel to Durham, N.H. to take on the New Hampshire Wildcats (2-13, 0-2) on Wed., Jan. 15 (7:00 p.m. tip) Paul Mittermeier has the call on Q1370 (www.q1370.com), and live streaming is available on the America East digital network at www.americaeast.tv. Streaming is also now available on most mobile devices.
Men's Basketball Authors Highlight Reel of Dunks; Holds Off Maine, 79-76BALTIMORE – UMBC used a late 6-0 run to break a 70-all tie and held on to defeat Maine, 79-76, in an America East contest at the RAC Arena. UMBC improved to 5-1 at home, 5-11 overall and 1-2 in America East play. Maine slipped to 3-12, 1-2. All three Retriever conference clashes have been decided by five points or less.
Road-Weary Men's Basketball Returns Back to RAC; Welcomes Maine in Nightcap of America East Twin-BillThe home court has been sweet for the Retrievers as UMBC (4-11, 0-2 America East) are 4-1 at the RAC Arena in 2013-14. Aki Thomas’ squad hosts an exposive Maine (3-11, 1-1) squad that leads America East in scoring on Saturday, Jan. 11. Tip-off time is set for 3:30 p.m. and is the nightcap of a league doubleheader at the RAC. Paul Mittermeier and Troy Green have the call on Q1370 (www.q1370.com), and live streaming is available on the America East digital network at www.americaeast.tv. Streaming is also now available on most mobile devices.
Men's Basketball Suffers Heartbreaking Double-Overtime Loss at Albany, 73-72Albany, N.Y. – Albany senior center John Puk converted a free throw with 0.4 seconds left to give the host Great Danes a 73-72 double overtime victory over a courageous UMBC squad at SEFCU Arena. Three Retrievers were brilliant in the effort versus the defending conference champions. Elliott scored 22 points in 46 minutes of action, while Houston and freshman guard Bryan Harris (Oxon Hill, Md./Southern) scored career highs. Houston netted 19 points and added a team-best seven rebounds and six blocked shots, while Harris added 18 points.
Men's Basketball Continues America East Road Swing at Albany on Wednesday EveningAfter a tough journey and setback at UMass Lowell on Sunday, UMBC (4-10, 0-1 America East) heads right back on the road to face defending league champion Albany (7-7, 1-0) at SEFCU Arena on Wednesday, Jan. 9 (7:00 p.m. tip-off). Paul Mittermeier has the call on Q1370 Iwww.q1370.com), and live streaming is available on the America East digital network at www.americaeast.tv. Streaming is also now available on most mobile devices.