Scores

Final

Hampton 65

(5-6, 1-0 MEAC)

UMBC 83

(8-4, 5-0 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 22, 2007

    Retriever Activities Center, Baltimore, Maryland

    1 2 T
    HAMP 34 3165
    UMBC 32 5183

    Top Performers

    Hampton: T. Smalling 15 Pts, 7 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

    UMBC: C. Johnson 19 Pts, 15 Reb, 2 Ast, 2 Stl, 4 Blk

    UMBC 83, Hampton 65

    Associated Press

    CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Cavell Johnson had 19 points and 15 rebounds, reserve Matt Spadafora scored a career-high 18 points and undermanned Maryland-Baltimore County beat Hampton 83-65 on Saturday.

    Ray Barbosa had 15 points and Jay Greene added 11 points and 11 assists for the Retrievers (8-4), who are off to their best start in 22 Division I seasons. UMBC snapped a two-game losing streak.

    Rashad West scored 20 points to lead Hampton (5-6), which lost its third straight. Theo Smalling added 15 points.

    After West's three-point play put the Pirates up 47-43 with 14:48 left in the game, UMBC responded with a 15-0 run without Greene, who had gone to the bench with three fouls.

    Spadafora's right-side 3-pointer gave the Retrievers their first lead, 48-47, with 14:03 to go. He later added a transition layup for a five-point cushion.

    The Retrievers -- minus reserves Uwem Eshietedoho (broken leg) and Justin Fry (sprained ankle) -- dressed only nine players. The bench was further taxed when Darryl Proctor, who scored 15 points, fouled out with 2:13 remaining and Hampton behind by eight points.

    The Pirates wasted an early 10-0 lead and didn't take advantage of UMBC's 8-for-28 start from the floor. Smalling scored 10 first-half points for Hampton, which led 34-32 at halftime.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    HAMP
    UMBC
    Points 65 83
    FG Made-Attempted 24-54 (.444) 28-66 (.424)
    3P Made-Attempted 3-13 (.231) 7-22 (.318)
    FT Made-Attempted 14-22 (.636) 20-25 (.800)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 18 (0/0) 21 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 5 18

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