Chase Plummer and UMBC take on DePaul on ESPN3 and WatchESPN in one of five America East men's hoops games Saturday.
Chase Plummer and UMBC take on DePaul on ESPN3 and WatchESPN in one of five America East men's hoops games Saturday.
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Five Men's Hoops Teams Play Final Games Before Christmas Saturday

Release: 12/22/2012

Five America East men's basketball teams will play matinee games in their final action before taking a week off for Christmas. Highlighting the day will be UMBC traveling to Chicago to take on DePaul in a game that will air on ESPN3 and WatchESPN.

Kicking off the day's action will be Boston University (4-6) hosting Cornell at 1 p.m. The Terriers, winners of four of their last five games, could easily be .500 or better as four of their losses have been by a combed seven points.

At 2 p.m. Vermont (6-4) hosts Fairleigh Dickinson, Maine (3-8) entertains Florida Gulf Coast and the Retrievers (2-9) visiting the Blue Demons. The Catamounts will go for their third win in four games, while the Black Bears will try to snap a three-game losing streak and the Retrievers hope to stop their skid at four games.

At 3:30 p.m., Hartford (6-5) welcomes Marist to Chase Family Arena. The Hawks, who have won five of their last seven games, have already won its most non-league games since the 2007-08 campaign with three games left.

On Friday, Albany and Stony Brook dropped contests with the Great Danes losing a heartbreaker to Quinnipiac and the Seawolves falling at Maryland after fighting back from 20 points down to get within two.

Albany (9-3) had its six-game win streak snapped as the Bobcats' Ike Azotam hit a putback with 14 seconds left to break a 57-57 tie and Mike Black's game-winning three missed as the Great Danes fell 59-57. Sam Rowley led the Great Danes with a career-high 15 points and seven boards.

Stony Brook (8-3) was down 20 in the second half before climbing to within two, but ultimately fell at Maryland, 76-69. Jameel Warney scored 17 points for the second straight game to lead the Seawolves.

Recent Resuts - Friday, December 21
Quinnipiac 59, at Albany
57 -- Box Score | Recap
at Maryland 76, Stony Brook 59 -- Box Score | Recap

Upcoming Action - Saturday, December 22
Cornell at Boston U., 1 p.m.
-- Live Stats | Video | Audio
Fairleigh Dickinson at Vermont, 2 p.m. -- Live Stats | Video | Audio
Florida Gulf Coast at Maine, 2 p.m. -- Live Stats | Video | Audio
UMBC at DePaul, 2 p.m. (ESPN3/WatchESPN) -- Live Stats | Video | Audio
Marist at Hartford, 3:30 p.m. -- Live Stats | Video | Audio