Albany spanks UMBC 83-39 behind 21 points from Charles
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Travis Charles scored 21 points, David Nichols scored 17 while Alex Foster grabbed 13 rebounds and Albany dismantled UMBC 83-39 on Sunday.
Ahmad Clark made two 3-pointers and the Great Danes had a 20-4 lead with just over seven minutes before halftime. Albany (16-6, 4-3 America East) never trailed.
After UMBC’s Daniel Akin made a layup to make it 8-4 with 15:24 to go before halftime, the Retrievers didn’t score again until the 6:52 mark of the first half, missing nine shots during that stretch.
Albany led 36-12 at the break, and continued the one-sided affair after intermission with a 13-0 run as Nichols made a pair of 3s. UMBC (13-8, 4-2) didn’t score until 16:37 left with Joe Sherburne’s layup to make it 49-14.
Clark added 12 points for Albany which shot 33 of 57 (58 percent) compared to 17 of 54 (31.5) for the Retrievers. Jairus Lyles led UMBC with 14 points.