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Sparrow leads UMBC to first win of season in men's basketball
Sparrow leads UMBC to first win of season in men's basketball

Guard Wayne Sparrow (St. Frances) scored a career-high 20 points, including four key free throws in the final minute, as UMBC held off visiting Longwood for a 58-53 victory Sunday, the team's first victory of the season. The Retrievers (1-9) lost their first nine games after repeatedly struggling to compensate for the loss of top scorer Rodney Elliott (John Carroll), who suffered a season-ending shoulder injury in the season opener. The Retrievers had problems again Sunday but made enough plays to win. Sparrow converted a pair of one-and-ones in the final 41 seconds to help the Retrievers hold on. The game was tied at 44 when UMBC scored eight straight points, and it never trailed...

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