MD Baltimore Co 72, Stony Brook 57

CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) -- John Zito had 16 points and seven
rebounds, Mike Housman scored 15 points and Maryland-Baltimore
County defeated Stony Brook 72-57 on Saturday night.

Jerrell Dinkins had 13 points and Jay Green dished out eight
assists for the Retrievers (3-4, 1-0 America East), who had lost
three of four.

Mike Popoko scored 17 points, Antwan Hardy 12 and Bobby Santiago
10 for the Seawolves (0-5, 0-1), who have dropped six straight
games, dating to last season.

UMBC led by as many as 13 early in the second half before Stony
Brook went on a 15-4 run that trimmed the deficit to 47-43 with
11:03 left. Reserve Stephane Bakinde contributed a two-handed slam
and a three-point play, and he ended the burst with a layup through
the lane.

But the Retrievers scored the next seven points on a basket by
Dinkins, Chris Pugh's 3-pointer and a pair of free throws by Zito.

Housman scored UMBC's first seven points and had 13 points in
the first half, helping the Retrievers to a 35-23 halftime lead.

After a right-side 3-pointer by Hardy tied the game at 9 with
15:21 left in the half, UMBC responded with a 17-5 run. Zito scored
six points during the surge, and Dinkins capped it with a 3 from
the right corner.