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Men’s Basketball @ Toledo Preview

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Probable Starters:

UMBC (0-6):
C- Robbie Jackson (9.7 ppg, 6.2 rpg, .509FG%)
G- Adrian Satchell (5.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg, .517 FG%)
G- Chauncey Gilliam (13.8 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.7 spg)
G- Matt Spadafora (7.2 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.2 spg)
G- Chris De La Rosa (6.3 ppg, 6.5 apg, 3.2 rpg)

Key Reserves:
F- Jake Wasco (0.2 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 0.5 bpg)
G- Shawn grant (12.8 ppg, 2.7 rpg, .509 FG%)
G- Nick Groce (2.3 ppg, 1.8 apg, .217 FG%)
G- Brian Neller (3.2 ppg, 1.0 rpg, .250 3-pt%)
G- Bakari Smith (1.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, .250 FG%)

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Men’s Basketball @ Towson Preview

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Probable Starters:

UMBC (0-5):
C- Robbie Jackson (10.2 ppg, 5.2 rpg, 1.0 bpg)
G- Adrian Satchell (4.6 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.0 bpg)
G- Matt Spadafora (8.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, .357 FG%)
G- Chauncey Gilliam (14.0 ppg, 4.2 rpg, .418 FG%)
G- Chris De La Rosa (5.6 ppg, 6.4 apg, 2.8 rpg)

Key Reserves:
F- Jake Wasco (0.2 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.6 bpg)
G- Shawn Grant (9.8 ppg, 2.2 rpg, .429 FG%)
G- Nick Groce (2.4 ppg, 1.2 apg, .263 FG%)
G- Brian Neller (3.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 1 three per game)
G- Bakari Smith (1.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, .250 FG%)

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Last Second Shots Don’t Fall As Men’s Basketball Lose to James Madison 53-51

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In the final 12 seconds both Chris De La Rosa and Matt Spadafora had chances to tie the game, but neither of their shots fell as the Retrievers fell 53-51, and to an 0-5 start.

While Robbie Jackson led the team in both points and rebounds for a second straight game with 13 and seven respectively. He also blocked two James Madison shots. He only played 19 minutes due to foul trouble. If UMBC wants to be successful he absolutely has to stay in the game. It will come in time because he has only played five games in over a year, but he has to stop the early fouls, and quick.

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Men’s Basketball @ James Madison Preview

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Probable Starters:

UMBC (0-4):
C- Robbie Jackson (9.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg, .571 FG%)
G- Adrian Satchell (3.3 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.3 bpg)
G- Chauncey Gilliam (15.3 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 1.3 spg)
G- Matt Spadafora (7.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1.3 spg)
G- Chris De La Rosa (6.5 ppg, 7.3 apg, 3.3 rpg)

Key Reserves:
F- Jake Wasco (0.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg, .500 FT%)
G- Bakari Smith (1.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, .250 FG%)
G- Shawn Grant (10.5 ppg, 1.3 spg, .484 FG%)
G- Nick Groce (2.5 ppg, 1.0 apg, 0.8 rpg)
G- Brian Neller (3.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg, .222 3-PT%)

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Men’s Basketball vs. Coppin State Preview

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Probable Starters:

UMBC (0-3):
C- Robbie Jackson (7.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg, .429 FG%)
F- Adrian Satchell (3.7 ppg, 5.3 rpg, .500 FG5)
G- Chauncey Gilliam (13.7 ppg, 4.7 rpg, 1.3 apg)
G- Matt Spadafora (9.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 1.3 spg)
G- Chris De La Rosa (4.7 ppg, 6.0 apg, 3.3 rpg)

Key Reserves:
F- Jake Wasco (0.3 ppg, 1.7 rpg, 0.7 bpg)
G- Shawn Grant (10.3 ppg, 2.0 rpg, .480 FG%)
G- Brian Neller (4.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg, 0.7 apg)
G- Nick Groce (3.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg, .333 FG%)
G- Bakari Smith (1.3 ppg, 1.3 rpg, .333 FG%)

Coppin State (3-1):
C- Ceslovas Kucinskas (5.2 ppg, 4.8 rpg, .727 FG%)
F- Brandon Doughty (10.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 1.8 bpg)
G- Lenny Young (14.7 ppg, 4.3 rpg, 1.0 apg)
G- Kareem Brown (11.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.0 apg)
G- Vince Goldsberry (8.8 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.5 apg)

Key Reserves:
C- Sam Coleman (3.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, .278 FG%)
F- Jonathan Landry (7.3 ppg, 3.3 rpg, .409 FG%)
F- Eddie Hayden (4.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, .500 FG%)
G- George Jackson (6.2 ppg, 2.8 apg, 1.0 spg)
G- Quinston Reggins (1.8 ppg, 1.8 rpg, 0.8 apg)

It has been 10 years since these two local rivals have met up and this year UMBC is providing another great local basketball game to fans. So far they have played Morgan State and Loyola and still have Towson on their schedule. So they have potential to get some local bragging rights, but right now that is not happening. they are 0-3 and desperate for a win. While Coppin State is 3-1, the three wins are all against none Division I schools. But that does not mean it is a shoe in win for UMBC. While they could break their losing streak with this game, Coppin has one thing that could really kill UMBC a lot of size. While Robbie Jackson is a big presence in the paint, this season his time has been limited by foul trouble and when he’s out teams are just using their size to get by the five guard set on the court for UMBC.

Right now UMBC has to find a groove. Aside from their last game they have played well aside from key parts of the game, which cost them wins. They have a good trio of scorers in Matt Spadafora, Chauncey Gilliam, and Shawn Grant, but they all have to step up and soon if they want to go anywhere.

Spadafora is a fifth year senior and has looked good in stretches, but he has struggled at times. While 9.0 ppg is not horrible by any means, he has to give the Retrievers more offense than that. Again, he’s a fifth year senior and is starting his third year.

Gilliam has played very well for UMBC but has had very bad dry spells. As I’ve been saying for the last year, he has star in the making written all over him but he has yet to take over a game and lead UMBC to a win aside from his 21 point performance last year against Nebraska. But one game does not get rid of the in the making status. He can be great but needs to step up and be more consistent.

Grant however is playing very well for a freshman. His issues are expected to happen with being a freshman, but he does have to cut down on rushed shots. When those three and Chris De La Rosa, who has been playing great, get things together with Jackson staying out of foul trouble, the team can be very dangerous. But until then they will make you pull your hair out.

This is a perfect opportunity to get things together and build, and Randy Monroe will have them ready, they just have to execute.

Men’s Basketball @ George Washington Preview

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Probable Starters:

UMBC (0-2):
C- Robbie Jackson (7.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.0 bpg)
F- Adrian Satchell (5.5 pp, 6.5 rpg, .556 FG%)
G- Chauncey Gilliam (16.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, .476 FG%)
G- Matt Spadafora (11.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, .450 FG%)
G- Chris De La Rosa (6.0 ppg, 6.5 apg, 4.5 rpg)

Key Reserves:
F- Jake Wasco (0.0 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.0 bpg)
G- Shawn Grant (8.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg, .462 FG%)
G- Brian Neller (3.5 ppg, 0.5 rpg, .200 FG%)
G- Nick Groce (2.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg, .400 FG%)
G- Bakari Smith (1.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.000 FT%)

George Washington (2-0)
C- Joseph Katuka (0.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 13.5 mpg)
F- Damian Hollis (9.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.5 apg)
G- Tony Taylor (10.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 3.5 apg)
G- Lasan Kromah (12.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg, .444 FG%)
G- Tim Johnson (8.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.5 apg)

Key Reserves:
F- Aaron Ware (13.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, .500 FG%)
F- Herman Opoku (2.5 ppg, 3.0 rpg, .333 FG%)
F- David Pellom (6.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.000 FG%)
F- Jabari Edwards (2.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, .400 FG%)
G- Travis King (1.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg, .250 FG%)
G- Bryan Bynes (5.0 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.0 apg)

For the third time in as many games UMBC is going to get a good look at where they stand as George Washington has recently beated Boston U. UMBC is a better team than their 0-2 start. They have played good teams and this will be a test for them. Their team is young and they are getting ready for their first road game of the season. If they keep the fire under them the entire game they could come out on top.

Men’s Basketball vs. Loyola (MD) Preview

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Probable Starters:

UMBC (0-1):
C- Robbie Jackson (7.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, .333 FG%)
F/G- Adrian Satchell (9.0 ppg, 10.0 rpg, .571 FG%)
G/F- Chauncey Gilliam (11.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, .400 FG%)
G- Matt Spadafora (12.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, .417 FG%)
G- Chris De La Rosa (6.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 5.0 apg)

Key Reserves:
F- Jake Wasco (0.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.0 bpg)
G/F- Brian Neller (4.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.0 apg)
G- Shawn Grant (6.0 ppg, 5.0 rpg, .500 3-pt%)
G- Bakari Smith (2.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, 1.000 FT%)
PG- Nick Groce (0.0 ppg, 1.0 rpg, 1.0 apg)

Loyola (1-1):
F- Shane Walker (11.5 ppg, 6.5 rpg, .500 FG%)
F- Anthony Winbush (11.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg, .643 FG%)
F- Julius Brooks (4.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, .571 FG%)
G- Brett Harvey (16.0 ppg, 2.5 apg, .455 FG%)
G- Robert Olson (1.5 ppg, 2.5 rpg, 1.5 apg)

Key Reserves:
F- Julius Brooks (4.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, .571 FG%)
F- Jawaan Wright (6.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, .750 FG%)
G- Tony Lewis (3.0 ppg, 2.0 rpg, .667 FG%)
G- Jamal Barney (9.0 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.5 bpg)
G- Brian Rudolph (4.5 ppg, 7.0 apg, 1.5 spg)
G- J’Hared Hall (2.5 ppg, 2.0 rpg, .667 FG%)

It’s very rare that a team gets to see where they can stand in the conference after two non-conference games. But Morgan State already played Albany and Loyola has already played Vermont. Loyola beat Vermont by 13 points, so this is a game UMBC is really going to want to get, also because it is a locally televised game on MASN.

The last game was basically a collapse by UMBC. they gave up an 18 point lead to lose by 15 points. But once they find a go-to-scorer, which is out of Chauncey Gilliam and Matt Spadafora, they should be good. One thing about Morgan State is they are very physical inside and very experienced inside. That pushed everything outside, where they just could not get things going. Loyola however is an outside team and because of that UMBC should be in much better position to win as it will be a lot easier to get it going inside with Robbie Jackson and Adrian Satchell.