Ray Sanders scored 20 points and Peter Hooley added 17 as UMBC fell to Albany, 79-73 on Wednesday.
The Great Danes (18-6, 7-2 America East) held off the Retrievers (5-19, 1-8) for their third straight win.
Albany has won 14 of the past 15 against UMBC.
The Great Danes led after the 17-minute mark of the first half, and had a double-digit lead until Will Darley scored seven points as part of a 10-3 spurt to pull the Retrievers to within 63-59 with 4:36 left.
Sanders and Hooley made consecutive layups, and Dallas Ennema hit a 3-pointer to stretch Albany's lead to 70-61. Rodney Elliott (John Carroll) scored five points and Cody Joyce added four to cut the Great Danes'...