State basketball roundup (Feb. 21): UMBC men win 9th of last 10, upending Vermont

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UMBC 65, Vermont 56: KJ Jackson scored a game-high 18 points to lead the host Retrievers (18-10, 10-3 America East ) past the Catamounts (21-6, 11-2).

The win ended Vermont's 24-league game road winning streak and UMBC won its ninth game of of its last 10. Anthony Lamb had 14 points and Stef Smith had 13 points for the Catamounts. UMBC travels to Albany on Saturday at 7 p.m.

Mount St. Mary's 79, Central Connecticutt 66: Jalen Gibbs had a game-high 20 points, going 7-of-13 from the field to record his sixth 20-point effort of the season for the visting Mount (8-20, 5-10 Northeast Conference). Vado Morse had 14 points and a career-high eight assists. Damian Chong Qui (McDonogh) had 11 points, a career-best eight rebounds, and six assists, and Nana Opoku and Malik Jefferson both finished with 10 points.

The win placed the Mountaineers in a tie twith Central Connecticut (11-17, 5-10) and sit one game behind Bryant and LIU Brooklyn for the final playoff spot.

Hofstra 91, Towson 82, 2OT: The host Pride (23-5, 13-2 Colonial Athletic Association) went on a 9-0 run in the second overtime to beat the Tigers (10-18, 6-9). Brian Fobbs had a game-high 29 points for Towson, which forced both overtimes. Tigers' Nakaye Sanders made a layup with 1:13 left in regulation for a 72- 72 score to force overtime and Solomon Uyaelunmo made a jumper with nine seconds left in the first overtime to tie the score at 82 and force a second overtime.

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