UMBC vs. Albany: Full Game Preview

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UMBC vs. Albany: Full Game Preview
UMBC
(2-11, 0-7 away)
Albany
(11-3, 6-1 home)
Venue: Recreation and Convocation Center
7:00PM ET / 4:00PM PT, January 02, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
UMBC R Cook 17.0 B Roseboro 6.8 A Morgan 3.4
Albany J Iati 16.1 B Metcalf 5.4 M Black 2.9

Both teams are fighting for early positioning in the America East. The Retrievers currently sport a record of 2-11 and playing their first America East game Meanwhile, the Great Danes have a record of 11-3 and are also playing their first conference game. The RPI has the Great Danes ranked No. 119 while the Retrievers are ranked No. 340. Maryland-Baltimore County is looking to recover from having lost six games in a row. Last year, the Retrievers had a record of 0-2 on the Great Danes, with an 14-point average margin of defeat. Over the past four years, Maryland-Baltimore County has gone 2-7 against Albany, and 0-2 at Recreation and Convocation Center.

Albany StatSmack

  • Maryland-Baltimore County can actually jump, with more rebounds (35.7 per game vs 31.8 per game) than Albany this season.
  • Maryland-Baltimore County is better under pressure, and has defeated Albany in 5 out of the last 8 games decided by 5 points or fewer.
  • Brett Roseboro is ranked 8th in the America East in rebounds and 5th in the America East in blocks.
  • The Maryland-Baltimore County scoring leader (Ryan Cook) has more points than the Albany scoring leader (Mike Black).
  • Ryan Cook is ranked 49th nationally in points, 4th in the America East in rebounds, and 9th in the America East in three-pointers.
  • The Maryland-Baltimore County steals leader (Chase Plummer) has more steals than the Albany steals leader (Mike Black).
  • The Maryland-Baltimore County blocks leader (Brett Roseboro) has more blocks than the Albany blocks leader (Blake Metcalf).
  • Aaron Morgan is ranked 7th in the America East in assists.
  • Chase Plummer is ranked 10th in the America East in rebounds and 2nd in the America East in steals.
  • The Maryland-Baltimore County assist leader (Aaron Morgan) has more assists than the Albany assist leader (Peter Hooley).
  • Maybe someday you'll play some real competition. Maryland-Baltimore County has a stronger schedule (including future opponents) than Albany this season (Projected SOS Rank: #192 vs #270).
UMBC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Ryan Cook 33 17 7 2 1 1 3
C- Chase Plummer 27 11 6 2 2 0 3
C- Brett Roseboro 27 10 7 1 1 1 2
D Brian Neller 28 8 2 1 1 0 1
D Aaron Morgan 36 6 4 3 1 0 4
D Joey Getz 19 5 1 2 1 0 2
D- Adrian Satchell 15 3 2 1 0 0 1
D- Malik Garner 16 3 3 1 0 0 1
F Jamar Wertz 9 4 1 0 0 0 0
F Nate Basalyga 11 2 2 1 0 0 0
F Quentin Jones 3 3 0 1 0 0 0
F Jordan Wejnert 4 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Will Wise 5 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Jarrel Lane 7 1 0 0 1 0 1
ALB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Mike Black 33 16 4 3 1 0 3
B Jacob Iati 35 16 3 1 1 0 1
C Peter Hooley 23 7 2 3 1 0 2
C Blake Metcalf 24 5 5 1 1 1 1
C Sam Rowley 21 6 5 0 1 0 2
C John Puk 22 6 4 1 0 1 2
D+ Jayson Guerrier 17 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Luke Devlin 11 3 2 0 0 0 1
D DJ Evans 8 2 1 0 0 0 1
D Chris Page 6 2 0 1 1 0 0
D Dave Wiegmann 4 0 1 0 0 0 0
D Gary Johnson 6 1 1 0 0 0 1
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