Baltimore, Md.-- UMBC women's basketball concludes their mini home stand against Binghamton on their annual Spread Respect game on Wednesday night. The Retrievers are coming off a tough 58-45 loss to defending champion Maine on Saturday afternoon. UMBC had the game within single digits for most of the game, but the Black Bears used a big fourth quarter to pull away late, dropping UMBC to 8-15, 1-9 AE on the year.
Binghamton Game Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (8-15, 1-9 AE) vs. Binghamton Bearcats (9-15, 4-7 AE)
Where: UMBC Event Center - Baltimore, Md.
When: Wednesday, February 13 - 7:00 p.m.
How to Watch: Live stream on ESPN3 and the ESPN app, live stats at UMBCRetrievers.com
Promotions: Spread Respect Night
Social Media: @UMBCwbb, @UMBCAthletics, #WE, #AEHoops, #RetrieverNation, #SpreadRespect
Scouting the Retrievers:
-UMBC comes into the contest at 8-15, 1-9 AE on the year after a hard fought 58-45 loss to defending America East champion Maine on Saturday. UMBC kept the deficit within single digits the whole game, but not overcome 29 turnovers in the loss. Sophomore Janee'a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.) and junior Te'yJah Oliver (Clinton, Md./Riverdale Baptist) each has 10 points in the loss.
-Summers leads the Retrievers on offense averaging 11.7 points per game with a team best 6.7 rebounds per game. Oliver is averaging just a shade under 10 ppg at 9.6 ppg. Classmate Tyler Moore (Portsmouth, Va.) recorded her 500th career point in the loss to the Black Bears, and is the team leader from distance with 43 made three pointers on the year. Moore is shooting a blistering 41 percent from three this year.
Scouting the Bearcats:
-Binghamton comes to Baltimore at 9-15, 4-7 AE coming off a close 54-53 loss to New Hampshire on Saturday afternoon. The Bearcats have lost three straight and four of their last five, and are just 2-9 away from Vestal this year.
-Rebecca Carmody leads a trio of Bearcats in double figures at 13.4 ppg. She is also the team's leading rebounder, pulling down 7.9 boards per game. Fellow starters Kai Moon and Carly Boland are also in double figures scoring at 12.6 ppg and 10.2 ppg respectively. Binghamton averages 60.2 ppg giving up 65.8 ppg.
-This will be the 35th meeting all-time between the two schools and the second time this year with the Bearcats leading the series 22-12. Earlier this year, Binghamton defeated the Retrievers 67-45 up in Vestal.
-The last Retriever win in the series came in 2017 in Baltimore, 53-45. UMBC is 9-6 all-time in games played in Baltimore.
-The America East has conducted #SpreadRespect nights since 2014 after becoming the first Division I Conference to partner with the organization in 2012. Since then, the conference has helped further You Can Play's mission by sponsoring a speaker series and locker-room campaigns on its members' campuses in addition to You Can Play nights and creating videos to educate the general public. In 2016, America East's You Can Play nights were featured in USA Today.
-The conference also partnered with LGBT SportSafe in 2016, becoming the first conference in the organization's Founders' Club, and sponsored educational programming on each of its campuses.
-Janee'a Summers is just 21 points away from scoring her 500th point of her young career. Summers is currently sitting at 479 career points in just one plus seasons as a Retriever.
Making Moore History:
-Junior Tyler Moore is have a career year for the Retrievers, and is leaving her mark on the program in a number of ways. Moore is currently fifth all-time in three pointers attempted with 327, third in percentage at 35.2 and is just ten three pointers from entering the top ten all-time in makes.
-She currently owns the fourth best three point percentage in a single season at 40.6 percent and is tied for seventh in three pointers made by a junior with 43 this year.
-UMBC hits the road for a pair of games starting with UMass Lowell on Saturday, Feb. 16. Tip-off with the River Hawks is set for 1 p.m. on ESPN3, and will also serve as their Play 4 Kay game.