American (2-1) at UMBC (4-2, 3-2 D1) – 1:00 PM EST (ESPN3)
It’s Beltway vs. Beltway in today’s UTR Game of the Day – the American Eagles make the trip up I-95 to face off against the Maryland-Baltimore County Retrievers. American beat New Hampshire 68-44 in their most recent outing, but their most noteworthy result so far has been a win against a George Mason that was expected to be a contender in the Atlantic 10 this season. Sa’eed Nelson leads the Eagles through 3 games with 16 points per game and 6 rebounds a game.
UMBC is back home after playing 3 games in 4 days in the Bahamas (a round-robin Bimini Jam event) where they defeated Air Force and High Point but lost to South Dakota. They did finish 1st in the event via tiebreaker after finishing 2-1 along with High Point. 4 players currently average double figures in scoring for the Retrievers; Joe Sherburne leads the way with 12.8 points a game.