Saturday, February 28, 2009

UAlbany & UMBC Tangle in America East Conference Regular-Season Basketball Finale

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

Baltimore, Md. -- America East Conference opponents UAlbany and UMBC tangle in the regular-season finale for both teams on Sunday, March 1 at Retriever Activities Center. UMBC will honor three seniors in a pre-game ceremony. Fans can listen to the game on Fox Sports 980, WOFX-AM, with Rodger Wyland and Jon Phelps calling the action. Tip-off is 2:15 p.m.

UMBC (12-16, AE 6-9) can finish as the No. 5, 6 or 7 seed for the upcoming America East postseason tournament at UAlbany’s SEFCU Arena on March 6-8. Darryl Proctor is one of the league’s top players. He is second in the conference in scoring at 20.2 points per game and is third in rebounding (8.7 pg). A first-team all-conference player last year, Proctor has recorded 11 double-doubles this season. Jay Greene, another all-league performer, leads the America East in assists (6.1 pg) and scores at a 12.1 clip. The Retrievers won their first-ever conference championship in 2008.

UAlbany (14-14, AE 6-9) went through a tough month of February by losing six of seven games. The Great Danes can secure the sixth seed for next weekend’s conference tournament with a victory against UMBC. Sophomore Tim Ambrose, who leads the team in scoring with a 13.9 average, has reached the 20-point mark on seven occasions this season. Will Harris, a 6-foot-6 junior, adds 12.7 points and 6.3 rebounds off the bench. Jerel Hastings is contributing 13.0 points per game over his last three starts.

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