UMBC Prepares For America East Basketball Tourney
The women are the No. 3 seed in this week's tournament, while the men come in at No. 6.
The women finished the regular season with the No. 3 seed. UMBC lost to Binghamton last Saturday and finished with a 6-10 record in the conference, ending up in a four-way tie for third place, deadlocked with Stony Brook, New Hampshire and Vermont.
But the America East web site said UMBC gets the No. 3 seed becaue of it had a 4-2 record against the other three teams tied for third.
Stony Brook (fourth), New Hampshire (fifth) and Vermont (sixth) are the other seeds. UMBC will meet Vermont Friday at 2 p.m. in the quarterfinals. The Retirevers finished an injury-filled regular season with a 10-19 record.
The men snapped a six-game losing streak with their win over Binghamton Sunday and will be the No. 6 seed. They'll meet No. 3 seed Hartford on Saturday at 2 p.m. in a quarterfinal game.
UMBC ended the regular season with a 7-22 overall record. The Retrievers were 5-11 in America East action.