Jairus Lyles and Joe Sherburne each scored 13 points and host UMBC earned a wire-to-wire win, 65-52, over Stony Brook in an America East Conference game Wednesday night.
The Seawolves (17-11, 12-3) already had clinched the No. 2 seed in the conference tournament. The Retrievers (18-10, 9-6) remain tied with New Hampshire for the No. 3 seed, and the teams meet Saturday in the regular-season finale.
UMBC got off to a fast start, taking a 9-0 lead and extending it to 36-21 halftime advantage.
Akwasi Yeboah got Stony Brook within 49-46 with under seven minutes left, but the Retrievers went on a 9-0 run to get back to a double-digit lead they maintained the rest of the...