Binghamton vs. UMBC: Full Game Preview

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Binghamton vs. UMBC: Full Game Preview
Binghamton
(3-25, 1-13 away)
UMBC
(6-22, 5-8 home)
Venue: Retriever Activities Center
2:00PM ET / 11:00AM PT, March 03, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Binghamton J Reed 16.9 J Reed 9.5 J Gray 3.4
UMBC R Cook 14.6 C Plummer 6.5 A Morgan 2.5

Maryland-Baltimore County plays host to Binghamton at Retriever Activities Center on Sunday. The game gets underway at 2 p.m. EST. The Retrievers beat the Bearcats 61-58 on Jan. 30 and are 5-7 against them over the last four years.

Binghamton and Maryland-Baltimore County are packed together in the America East, holding down ninth and seventh place, respectively. Maryland-Baltimore County has lost its last six games.

In spite of 16 points and 8 rebounds from Ryan Cook, the Retrievers came up short 68-56 against Hartford on Feb. 28. With 14.6 points per game, he leads the team in scoring average. For the Bearcats, Jordan Reed finished with 18 points and 9 rebounds in the 78-61 loss to Vermont on Feb. 28. With 16.9 points per game and 9.5 rebounds per game, he has team-best marks in both categories.

Digging into season numbers, Maryland-Baltimore County has the advantage in one key category, scoring, where the Retrievers have an edge over the Bearcats, 63 points per game to 56 points per game.

Binghamton StatSmack

  • Maryland-Baltimore County is better at defending the three (30.7 percent allowed vs. 35.1 percent allowed) than Binghamton this season.
  • Maryland-Baltimore County is better under pressure, and has defeated Binghamton in seven out of the last 11 games decided by five points or fewer.
  • Boom! Maryland-Baltimore County defeated Binghamton by 3 points the last time they played (Jan 30, 2013).
  • Ryan Cook is ranked 6th in the America East in points and 10th in the America East in rebounds.
  • Maryland-Baltimore County is a better three-point shooting team (31.7 percent vs. 28.5 percent) than Binghamton this season.
  • It's only wins and losses, but Maryland-Baltimore County has a better overall record than Binghamton this season (6-22 vs. 3-25).
  • Maryland-Baltimore County has a stronger schedule than Binghamton this season (SOS Rank: No. 153 vs. No. 193).
  • Maryland-Baltimore County has a potent offense, scoring more points (63.2 per game vs. 56.4 per game) than Binghamton this season.
  • Maryland-Baltimore County has come back to win after being down at half against Binghamton three times since 2004.
  • The Maryland-Baltimore County steals leader (Chase Plummer, 51 steals) has more steals than the Binghamton steals leader (Jimmy Gray, 41 steals).
  • Brian Neller is ranked 33rd nationally in three-pointers.
BING Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Jordan Reed 35 17 9 1 1 1 3
C- Jimmy Gray 0 11 3 3 1 0 3
D+ Rayner Moquete 25 8 2 1 1 0 1
D K.J. Brown 21 5 2 1 1 0 1
D Roland Brown 18 6 4 0 0 1 2
D- Taylor Johnston 25 6 3 0 1 0 2
D- Chris Longoria 9 2 3 1 0 0 2
D- Javon Ralling 18 4 3 0 0 0 1
D- Brian Freeman 13 4 3 0 0 1 1
F A. Ogundadegbe 10 2 2 0 0 0 0
F Karon Waller 10 2 2 0 0 0 1
F Mike Horn 18 1 2 0 1 0 0
F J. Williams 8 1 2 0 0 0 0
F Chris Rice 5 1 0 0 0 0 0
UMBC Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C Ryan Cook 31 15 6 2 1 0 3
C Chase Plummer 27 12 7 2 2 0 3
D+ Brett Roseboro 26 10 6 1 1 1 2
D+ Brian Neller 29 10 2 1 1 0 1
D Quentin Jones 25 3 3 2 0 0 1
D Joey Getz 18 6 2 1 1 0 1
D Aaron Morgan 26 5 2 3 1 0 3
D- Adrian Satchell 18 3 3 1 1 0 1
D- Malik Garner 18 3 3 1 0 0 1
F Jamar Wertz 7 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Jordan Wejnert 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
F Nate Basalyga 11 2 2 1 0 0 0
F Will Wise 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
F Jarrel Lane 4 0 0 0 1 0 1
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