Women’s Basketball Returns to the Road for Saturday Tip-off Against UMass Lowell

Photo: Brian Gonzalez
Photo: Brian Gonzalez

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Baltimore, Md. – UMBC women's basketball heads back out onto the road, heading up to Massachusetts to take on UMass Lowell for a 1 p.m. tipoff. The Retrievers are looking to rebound after a 58-46 loss to Binghamton on Wednesday night. UMBC got out to an early lead, but a late second half surge by the Bearcats propelled them to the win.

UMass Lowell Game Info:
What: UMBC Retrievers (8-16, 1-10 AE) vs. UMass Lowell River Hawks (6-19, 2-10 AE)
Where: Tsongas Center – Lowell, Mass.
When: Saturday, February 16 - 1:00 p.m.
How to Watch: Live stream on ESPN3 and the ESPN app, live stats at GoRiverhawks.com
Social Media: @UMBCwbb, @UMBCAthletics, #WE, #AEHoops, #RetrieverNation

Scouting the Retrievers:

-UMBC is returning to the court after a tough 58-46 loss to Binghamton to drop them to 8-16, 1-10 AE on the year. The Retrievers got out to an early 20-point lead, but a Bearcats furious second half comeback surged them past UMBC. Junior Te'yJah Oliver (Clinton, Md./Riverdale Baptist) lead all scorers with 20 points, while sophomore Janee'a Summers (Bound Brook, N.J.) chipped in 14 points and five rebounds.

-Summers leads the squad currently offensively, averaging 11.8 points per game, while shooting 37.8 percent. She also leads the team in rebounds with 6.7 a contest. Oliver is averaging double figures as well, as she's second on the team with 10 points per game.

Scouting the River Hawks:

-UMass Lowell is coming off a heartbreaker to Albany, dropping them to 6-19, 2-10 AE. After being down over 20 at halftime, UMass Lowell stormed back in the second half and took the lead late in the fourth quarter. However, the Great Danes retook the lead and won the game 56-53.

-The River Hawks are led by Brianna Rudolph who is averaging 13 points per game to go along with 5.7 rebounds per game. Katherine Smith is second on the team with 8.5 points per game.

All-Time Series:

-This will be the 13th meeting between the two teams, with UMBC holding a 7-5 advantage in the rivalry. UMass Lowell won the last meeting, earning a 67-55 win over the Retrievers earlier in the season in Baltimore.

-The Retrievers have won the past three games in Lowell, all by double digits.

Milestone Watch:

-Janee'a Summers is just seven points away from scoring her 500th point of her young career. Summers is currently sitting at 493 career points in just one plus seasons as a Retriever.  

Making Moore History:

-Junior Tyler Moore (Portsmouth, Virginia) is have a career year for the Retrievers, and is leaving her mark on the program in a number of ways. Moore is currently tenth all-time in three pointers attempted with 334 and fourth in percentage at 34.7. 

-She currently owns the fifth best three-point percentage in a single season at 38.9 percent and is seventh in three pointers made by a junior with 44 this year.

Conference Honors:

-Junior Te'yJah Oliver and freshman Kayla Jackson (Rochester, N.Y.) were named America East Player and Rookie of the week respectively on December 24 for their efforts against Morgan State.

-Oliver and Jackson join Janee'a Summers, Paula Rubio (Madrid, Spain) and O'lesheya Braxton (Paterson, N.J.) who earned America East awards earlier in the season.

Up Next: 

-UMBC will stay on the road, heading up to Burlington to take on Vermont on Wednesday, February 20. It will be Vermont's Midday Madness game, with tipoff scheduled for 11 a.m.