BALTIMORE, Md. – After falling to Maryland Eastern Shore, 70-57, on Saturday, Nov. 19, the UMBC women's basketball will look to bounce back against another local rival as they welcome the Towson Tigers to the RAC Arena on Tuesday night. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. with Paul Mittermeier and Raven Harris on the call on www.umbcretrievers.tv.
Live stats will be available via www.umbcretrievers.com and fans can also follow via the women's basketball program's Twitter feed (UMBCWBB). Access of live stats and video is also available via UMBC Front Row, UMBC Athletics' mobile website.
Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC enters the week after falling to Maryland Eastern Shore, 70-57, on Saturday. While the game was kept close through three quarters, the Retrievers could not overcome 32.8 percent shooting from the field to comeback against the Hawks.
-On the season, UMBC is shooting 39.2 from the floor and 30.2 from behind the arc. In the rebound game, the Retrievers have a +5.3 rebounding margin and have collected 95 defensive boards (31.7 rpg).
-Senior Taylor McCarley paces the Retrievers and is fourth among conference players in scoring (15.7) while junior Lakiah Sims follows her with an average of 11.3. Sims leads the team overall in shooting percentage (61.9) and ranks second among America East players, while McCarley is shooting 58.6 percent from the field.
Scouting the Tigers:
-Towson brings an undefeated record to the RAC Arena, after posting wins over UMass Lowell, Wagner, and Cornell. The Tigers are averaging 75.7 points and 36.7 rebounds per game as they return 10 letterwinners and four starters from a season ago.
-Redshirt-junior Raven Bankston ranks second among Colonial Athletic Association players in scoring and leads the Tigers with 25.7 ppg after two 30-point performances this season. The guard was named CAA Player of the Week after averaging 23 points, 6.5 rebounds and three steals in the wins against Wagner and Cornell.
Last Time Out: Towson 61, UMBC 51
Junior guard Taylor McCarley recorded 16 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals in last season's matchup at SECU Arena, but the Retrievers fell for the first time in three games to Towson, 61-51, on Nov. 24, 2015. UMBC found itself trailing the Tigers by 15 in the third quarter, but the Retrievers mounted a comeback, pulling with three on three occasions in the fourth quarter. All three times, UMBC was unable to get over the hump. Towson finished the contest on an 11-4 run en route to its first victory of the season.
Up Next: UMBC will close out its four-game homestand as they host Princeton on Sunday, Nov. 27. Tip-off is scheduled for 1 p.m.