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UAlbany vs. UMBC: Danes roll to victory

Thursday, February 7, 2013
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— Using balanced scoring from top to bottom of the lineup, the University at Albany crushed University of Maryland Baltimore County, 79-56, in an America East Conference men’s basketball game Wednesday night at the RAC Arena.

UAlbany, which won its second straight game, improved to 7-4 in the conference and 18-7 overall.

Fifth-year senior Jacob Iati paced the Great Danes with 14 points,

including 4-for-11 shooting from behind the arc.

Redshirt freshman Peter Hooley, from Australia, and junior guard D.J. Evans each scored 10 points. Hooley also contributed eight rebounds and six assists.

All 11 Great Danes who suited up for the game recorded at least one basket.

For the second straight game, the Great Danes took control from the opening tip. They jumped out to a 17-3 lead with 13:04 left in the first half. Senior guard Mike Black sparked the early run with six fast-break points off of two turnovers and one long rebound.

UAlbany, up by 33 points at one juncture, held UMBC to one made basket through the first 11 minutes of the contest.

Following two buckets by UAlb­any’s John Puk, UMBC (6-17 overall, 4-6 America East) gained some momentum by going on an 8-0 run to cut the deficit to 14, 33-19, with 1:06 remaining.

The Great Danes finished the half with a comfortable 36-19 advantage.

UAlbany came out in the second half the same way as the first half, with a 25-10 run to extend the lead to 32, 61-29, with 10:01 left. Iati, who did not hit a three in the first half, drained four three-pointers during the stretch.

UALBANY (79)

Rowley 2-3 2-4 6, Puk 2-3 2-2 6, Iati 5-14

0-0 14, Black 4-5 0-1 9, Hooley 4-8 2-2 10, Evans 4-8 2-4 12, Devlin 1-2 4-5 6, Johnson 3-4 0-0 6, Metcalf 3-4 0-0 6, Wiegmann 1-1 0-1 2, Guerrier 1-3 0-0 2. Totals 30-55 12-19 79.

UMBC (56)

Plummer 6-11 3-6 15, Satchell 0-4 0-2 0, Jones 3-6 0-0 6, Cook 3-12 2-2 8, Neller 4-10 0-0 12, Morgan 1-6 1-3 4, Getz 2-4 1-2 5, Lane 0-0 0-0 0, Wertz 1-3 0-0 2, Wejnert 1-1 1-2 3, Garner 0-2 1-2 1. Totals 21-59 9-19 56.

Halftime—UAlbany 36-19. Three-point goals—UAlbany 7-22 (Iati 4-11, Evans 2-4, Black 1-1, Metcalf 0-1, Guerrier 0-2, Hooley 0-3), UMBC 5-17 (Neller 4-10, Morgan 1-3, Jones 0-1, Garner 0-1, Cook 0-2). Fouled out—None. Rebounds—UAlbany 38 (Hooley 8), UMBC 34 (Cook 8). Assists—UAlbany 19 (Hooley 6), UMBC 10 (Satchell 3). Total fouls—UAlbany 16, UMBC 18. A—1,707.

 
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