The UMBC men's basketball team built an early lead against first-place Stony Brook on Tuesday but fell apart in the second half, losing to the Seawolves, 83-39.
Senior guard Ryan Cook (St.Vincent Pallotti) led the Retrievers with 15 points. Stony Brook (11-2, 20-6 America East Conference) extended its winning streak in conference home games to 17.
UMBC (4-9, 6-20) dropped its fourth consecutive game.
UMBC made 10 of their first 19 shots, and a 3-pointer by Joey Getz gave the Retreivers a 23-14 advantage with 9:14 to play in the first half.
But UMBC would hit only five more field goals the rest of the game, and Stony Brook caught fire.
The Seawolves closed the final 8:18 of the half on a 33-6 run and surged to a 47-29 halftime advantage.
Stony Brook scored 17 points off UMBC's 10 first-half turnovers to spark its rally.
UMBC managed only three second-half field goals and misfired on its final 20 3-point attempts of the game.
Stony Brook shot 51.7 percent from the field in the game, while UMBC managed just 26.3 percent, including 3-for-25 on 3-pointers.
The Seawolves used a 31-6 run to erase a seven-point deficit and went into halftime leading 47-29.
In the second half, the Seawolves continued to exert their dominance, extending their lead to more than 40 points while clamping down on the Retrievers.
Anthony Jackson led five Seawolves in double figures with 15 points as 10 different players scored.
The Seawolves shot 52 percent from the field (30-for-58) and outrebounded the Retrievers 46-31.
Cook made six of the Retrievers' 15 field goals and scored 15 points.
Mary Washington 79, Frostburg State 78, OT: The Bobcats led by as many as 12 points in the second half, but Mary Washington rallied in the first round of the Capital Athletic Conference tournament..
With just under three minutes left in regulation, Mary Washington had a 71-68 lead on the Bobcats.
With 36 seconds left, Frostburg State senior DeSean Antoine hit his third 3-pointer of the second half to tie the contest at 71 and send it to overtime.
Mary Washington (14-12, 6-6 CAC) opened the extra frame with a 6-0 run and tried to pull away, but Frostburg (10-15, 4-8) rallied to take a 78-77 lead with 1:13 on the clock.
Mary Washington held a 56-31 rebound advantage and outscored the Bobcats 44-14 in the paint. The Eagles (14-12) advance to the semifinals, where they will face top-seeded and St.Mary's on Thursday night.
Frostburg State ends its season with a 10-15 overall record.
Salisbury 80, York (Pa.) 60: Senior Elijah Gore poured in a career-high 24 points, including a career-best six 3-pointers and Travon Vann added 22 as the third-seeded Sea Gulls dispatched the sixth-seeded Spartans in the first round of the CAC tournament.
The Sea Gulls (19-7, 9-3), who won their sixth straight, advance to face second-seeded Wesley in the semifinals Thursday at 7 p.m. in Dover, Del.
Junior Tim Harwood chipped in with 16 points to round out three Sea Gulls in double figures.
Salisbury shot more than 60 percent (17-for-28) in the first half from the field and 68 percent (13-for-19) from 3-point range to jump out to commanding lead at halftime.
Gore hit the first of his 3s at the 16:43 mark of the first half to give Salisbury a 10-4 lead and drained his second 55 seconds later to push it to a 13-7 advantage.
The lead grew to 11 at 19-8 on consecutive 3s by Brandyn Wilkerson and Vann. Two more from downtown from Vann and Gore, respectively, extended the Sea Gulls' cushion to 36-16 with 8:32 remaining in the half and forced a York (7-19, 2-10) timeout.
Vann hit another three with 1:30 left to make it 49-30, but the Spartans closed with six straight points to cut the deficit to 13 at the break.
Towson 69, Hostra 60: Junior Tanisha McTiller scored 24 points with eight rebounds to lead Towson (9-16, 3-11 Colonial Athletic Association) past Hofstra (12-13, 8-6) at Towson Center.
Freshman Dominique Johnson was the other Tiger in double figures, with 18 points and five assists.
Junior Nyree Williams pulled down a game-high 14 rebounds and had five assists. Shante Evans (10 points, 11 rebounds) and Candace Bond (16 points) led Hofstra in scoring.
Salisbury 54, St. Mary's 44: With a late second-half run, the Sea Gulls defeated the Seahawks in the first round of the CAC tournament.
Salisbury (15-11, 7-5) tied the game for the seventh time in the second half, 36-36, before taking the lead for the night.
A jumper by sophomore Anna Hackett gave the Sea Gulls a five-point cushion before the Seahawks (10-13, 4-8) cut the lead to 42-39 as Marche Pearson scored two. Salisbury then went on a 6-0 run to go up by nine as Hackett went 2-for-2 at the line.
Hackett was perfect from the stripe, hitting all 10 attempts while going 5-for-12 from the field for a team-high 20 points while adding seven assists.
York (Pa.) 74, Frostburg State 38: For the second time in five days, the Bobcats (6-20, 2-9 CAC) lost to the Spartans (20-6, 8-4), this time in the first round of the CAC tournament. Steph Straka finished her career with a 14-point, 12-rebound effort to lead the Bobcats in the loss.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun