January 18, 2019
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UMBC comes back to beat UMaine men’s basketball team in America East opener

UMaine Athletics | BDN
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Andrew Fleming

BALTIMORE — Brandon Horvath scored 13 points, Daniel Akin added 12 with eight rebounds and The University of Maryland, Baltimore County came back from a 13-point second-half deficit to beat Maine 61-52 in an America East men’s basketball opener on Saturday.

UMBC (9-7), opening defense of its conference title, scored the final eight points as the Black Bears went scoreless over the final 5:45.

The Retrievers trailed 37-24 with 17 1/2 minutes left before going on a 22-6 run that included three 3-pointers by Arkel Lamar for his nine points and six Maine turnovers to lead 46-43 with 10:20 remaining. Andrew Fleming scored five straight Maine points to briefly retake the lead before a Horvath 3-pointer and dunk put the Retrievers up for good.

During UMBC’s game-ending run, Akin scored five straight points coming on two layups and a free throw after Fleming was called for a flagrant-one foul for knocking Akin down after a basket.

Fleming finished with 18 points, 10 rebounds and five assists for Maine (2-14), which has lost five straight games and nine in a row to UMBC.



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