Two days before basketball practice officially started last year, Aki Thomas was named UMBC's interim head coach following the unexpected resignation of Randy Monroe. Heading into the 2013-14 campaign, Thomas has had the interim tag removed and several months to put his stamp on a Retrievers program that went 8-23 a year ago. Guards Ryan Cook, Brian Neller and Adrian Satchell have graduated, while sophomores Jarrell Lane, Jordan Wejnert and Will Wise transferred. Cook and Neller were the first- and third-leading scorers, respectively, on UMBC's 2012-13 team.
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