|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.
- 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.