UMBC cut the lead to 58-55 early in the second half on Grant's baseline 3, prompting an Arizona time out. But the Wildcats built their lead back into double digits thanks to a four-minute scoring drought for the Retrievers.
The Wildcats made 21 of 30 first half shots (70 percent). Trier, coming off a career high 32-point night on Friday, scored 15 in the first half.
Still, Arizona couldn't pull away completely from the Retrievers before halftime, despite making 9 of 14 3-pointers, including three from guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright. Lyles made all four of this 3-point attempts, UMBC made eight as a team and shot 53 percent from the floor trying to keep up with Arizona's tempo.
“He's a grad student that had options to go to other places and decided to stay with UMBC,” coach Ryan Odom said of Lyles. “It means a lot for him to finish up with his teammates, family and coaches nearby.”
Arizona went on a 14-0 run early in the half to take an eight-point lead, and went up 34-18 on guard Dylan Smith's 3 at the 9:46 mark. The Wildcats led 56-47 at the break.
East Carolina 76, Coppin State 50: The host Pirates (1-0) built a 22-point halftime lead and cruised past the Eagles (0-2), who were led in scoring by Adam Traore with 10 points, including seven free throws.
The win was an opening round game of the Showcase On The Banks tournament for both schools.
Traore was the lone Coppin State shooter to reach double figures, adding six rebounds. Coppin State has lost games on both coasts. The Eagles lost their season opener Friday night in Eugene, Ore., falling to the Ducks, 70-54.
Coppin State was 14 of 57 from the field, including 9 of 39 from 3-point range.
No. 3 Baylor 100, Coppin State 54: The Bears (2-0) scored 56 points in the paint and were led by Kalani Brown's 24 points and 12 rebounds in a rout of the visiting Eagles (0-1), who got a game-high 25 points from Genesis Lucas.
Coppin State also received 19 points and 11 rebounds from Chance Graham. But only one other Eagle scored, and they turned the ball over 23 times.
“Genesis played extremely well,” Coppin State coach Dewayne Burroughs said. “She's grown tremendously from last year, leaps and bounds. She's our go-to person. We run set plays for her, and if kids aren't doing what they're supposed to be doing, she's going to let them know they need to step it up. That's what I expect from her.”
UMass 72, Towson 49: Nukiya Mayo scored a 19 points, but the visiting Tigers (0-1) lost to the Minutewomen (2-0).
Hofstra 71, UMBC 55: The Retrievers (0-2) lost to the host Pride (1-0) despite 17 points from Te’yJah Oliver.