The Wildcats fall to 8-19, including 5-10 in America East, while the Retrievers go to 20-7 overall and 12-2 in the conference, and clinch the America East regular season title.
Gibbs also matched his career high with six 3-pointers, and added six rebounds, two assists, three steals and a block. Abreu was 7-of-14 from the floor, including 4-of-9 from behind the arc. Both players played all 45 minutes of the game.
In a back-and-forth contest that
The Retrievers were not about to let the 3,712 fans that came to see them clinch the regular season title and celebrate Senior Night, go home unhappy, and opened the overtime session with eight straight points. In what has been their calling card all season long, however, the ‘Cats would not lie down. Gibbs,
After a UMBC miss, senior forward Mike Christensen (
Just three days after establishing a new season high for 3-pointers in a game with 15 against Stony Brook, the Wildcats knocked down 16 against UMBC, just one shy of the school record.
Christensen tallied 11 points, six rebounds and five assists, while Conley scored 12 points and equaled his career high with the four treys.
Christensen recorded his 200th career assist with his first helper of the night. The captain, who netted his 1,000th point Feb. 14 at
Christensen opened the game with a 3 and the ‘Cats hung with UMBC until a 17-3 run gave the Retrievers a 19-9 advantage.
The Wildcats held UMBC scoreless for nearly six minutes early in the second half, and used a 10-2 run to open up a 45-38 lead with remaining. UMBC then reeled off seven in a row to tie the game at 45 with left. A pair of treys by Abreu and one by Conley then gave UNH its 54-47 lead with left.
Freshman center Dane DiLiegro (
Barbosa, UMBC’s America East Player of the Game, led five Retriever scorers in double-digits with 21 points.
The Wildcats return to action Thursday, Feb. 28 at when they play host to the