Per @SteveLevy17 's excellent notes, @UMBC_MBB trailed by a combined 10 points in its last two games and outscored opponents by a combined 36 points to win both of them. The Retrievers are +60 after halftime this season.
H2, 15:05-After the timeout, @Towson_MBB went on a 9-6 run to hold onto a 41-39 lead. Tigers F Brian Fobbs continues to lead all scorers with 13 points. Swingman Arkel Lamar leads @UMBC_MBB with eight points.
H2, 11:40-F Brandon Horvath's three-pointer capped a 5-0 run that has lifted @UMBC_MBB into a 44-44 tie with @Towson_MBB at the media timeout. Horvath has a team-high 10 points and three rebounds off the bench for the Retrievers.
H2, 7:44-Back-to-back three-pointers by swingman Arkel Lamar have propelled @UMBC_MBB to a 52-47 lead capped by a dunk by F Brandon Horvath. But Horvath was called for a technical foul for staring down @Towson_MBB F Solomon Uyaelunmo after the dunk.
H2, 3:59-@UMBC_MBB has answered @Towson_MBB 's comeback attempts and continues to hold onto a five-point lead at 56-51. Arkel Lamar and Brandon Horvath lead the Retrievers with 14 points each, and Horvath has five rebounds, while Lamar has four.
H2, 0:43.7-A three-pointer by F Brian Fobbs and a short jumper in the lane by F Nakiye Sanders have given @Towson_MBB a 58-57 lead over @UMBC_MBB . The Retrievers have missed 7 of 8 free throws -- all in the second half.
H2, 0:14.9-@UMBC_MBB G K.J. Jackson's three-pointer from the top of the arc rattled in and out of the rim, and F Brandon Horvath missed the layup. But @Towson_MBB PG Tobias Howard Jr. threw the ball away, and the Retrievers get another chance to win it in regulation.
End of H2-@Towson_MBB 58, @UMBC_MBB 58. Retrievers G K.J. Jackson made one of two free throws to tie the game, and Tigers F Brian Fobbs' three-point attempt from the left elbow banged off the back rim. Going to overtime.
OT1, 2:54-@UMBC_MBB leads @Towson_MBB 62-60 as F Brandon Horvath has scored three points and G K.J. Jackson added one point in the extra session. But the Retrievers are just 2 of 4 from the free-throw line in overtime.
10: In its last 10 season openers, Mount St. Mary’s has posted a 3-7 record. Scheduled to face Delaware on Feb. 9, the team will seek its first victory to begin a campaign since 2016 when that squad defeated – guess who? – the Blue Hens, 14-11, on Feb. 12.
The defensive tackle said he addressed the defense Tuesday and the offense today for his tweets. “I’ve apologized, I’ve explained what happened, and I just have to keep being the person that I’ve been this whole time, and everybody will see that,” he said.
Ricard said the past few days have been painful for him. "I’m not going to lie," he said. "It did take a toll on me just because I don’t believe in that, and when I did read what I tweeted, it made me sick. But everybody’s support has made it a lot easier.”
It's easy for a team to get behind Joe Flacco. Same goes for Lamar Jackson because of quotes like this: "This is our team, all of us together. This is our team. I don't go out there and block. I don't go out there and catch the ball. I don't make tackles. I just do my part."