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Vermont looks to extend streak vs UMBC

February 17, 2021 GMT

Vermont (9-3, 9-3) vs. Maryland-Baltimore County (13-4, 9-3)

UMBC Event Center, Baltimore; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: Vermont looks for its eighth straight conference win against Maryland-Baltimore County. Vermont’s last America East loss came against the Albany Great Danes 63-62 on Jan. 2. Maryland-Baltimore County is coming off a 60-48 win at Stony Brook on Feb. 8.

SENIOR STUDS: Maryland-Baltimore County has relied heavily on its seniors this year. Brandon Horvath, R.J. Eytle-Rock, Daniel Akin and Darnell Rogers have collectively accounted for 62 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 60 percent of all Retrievers points over the last five games.

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DIALING IT UP A NOTCH: The Catamounts have scored 63.2 points per game across 12 conference games, an improvement from the zero per game they managed over zero non-conference games.DOMINANT DAVIS: Ryan Davis has connected on 43.3 percent of the 30 3-pointers he’s attempted and has made 5 of 13 over the last five games. He’s also made 76.5 percent of his foul shots this season.

PERFECT WHEN: The Retrievers are 11-0 when they hold opposing teams to 67 points or fewer and 2-4 when opponents exceed 67 points. The Catamounts are 9-0 when they hold opponents to a field goal percentage of 45.3 percent or worse, and 0-3 when opponents exceed that percentage.

STREAK SCORING: Vermont has won its last three road games, scoring 74 points, while allowing 52.3 per game.

DID YOU KNOW: The Vermont defense has allowed only 61.9 points per game to opponents, which is the 18th-lowest figure in the country. The Maryland-Baltimore County offense has put up just 69.2 points through 17 games (ranked 225th among Division I teams).

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