Men's Basketball Completes First Half of League Play at Binghamton on Wednesday Evening
The 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. Streaming is also now available on most mobile devices.
RETRIEVER UPDATE: For the first time in 2013-14, UMBC led at halftime and prevailed after 40 minutes, as they snapped a three-game slide with a 60-58 victory over Hartford on Saturday. UH did rally from a 13-point deficit at the break to tie the game at 58, but freshman guard Bryan Harris (15 pts.) hit two free throws with 2:14 remaining for the last points of the contest. Classmate Rodney Elliott shared scoring honors with Harris and leads UMBC with 13.9 points per game.
BEARCAT UPDATE: Binghamton has dropped five straight, including a 72-39 setback at Vermont on Sunday. Binghamton trailed, 38-13, at the half, as they converted only 5-of-21 from the floor in the first 20 minutes. Four different Bearcat freshmen have earned America East Rookie-of-the-Week honors this season. The young squad is led by SO G Jordan Reed, who averages 14.1 ppg and 7.8 rpg.
Who's Up Next: UMBC buses home after the game, spends Thursday in Baltimore, before flying to Bangor on Friday to face Maine on Saturday afternoon (2:00 p.m.).