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Coaches’ Q & A series: UMBC head coach Aki Thomas — preparing for the revolution

To say the least, the past two years have been a helter-skelter whirlwind for UMBC head coach Aki Thomas. On Oct. 10, 2012, UMBC’s then-head coach Randy Mornoe abruptly resigned after eight years running the show and nearly two decades

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OBW America East preseason predictions: #5 UMBC

Projected starting lineup: G – Quinton Jones, Sr., 6’ 185 G – Bryan Harris, R-Fr., 6’2” 180 F – Malik Garner, Soph., 6’6” 220 F – Devarick Houston, Jr., 6’7” 190 C – Brett Roseboro, R-Sr., 6’10” 240 Overview: UMBC

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Ernie Duncan commits to Vermont

Burlington, VT – Shortly after lunchtime early Tuesday afternoon, Vermont head coach John Becker’s phone rang. On the other end was Ernie Duncan, a rising-senior point guard from Evansville, Ind. Duncan was calling to tell Becker that he was committing

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UMBC Lands a Whopper

(Catonsville, MD) – While coaches around the country packed their suitcases for the Final Four coaches’ convention, the staff at UMBC continued to pound the pavement, landing their second commitment in as many days and the biggest recruit (on paper)

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Housecleaning in Catonsville

(Catonsville, MD) – When UMBC’s season came to an end in heartbreaking but heart-warming fashion in the America East Tournament, the real work began for head coach Aki Thomas and his staff: rebuilding his roster from the rubble of a

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Dog eat dog: Terriers trounce Retrievers 83-48. BU moves to 7-1 in conference play, UMBC falls to 2-6

(Boston, MA) — UMBC guard Jerrell Lane drove down the court, pulled up from behind the arc, and fired up an uncontested 3. As the final buzzer sounded, Lane’s wounded duck struck nothing but the bottom of the backboard. It

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Walking Tall: UMBC falls 77-69, but walk-on Quentin Jones – the Retrievers’ smallest – shines.

(New Britain, Conn.) – The University of Maryland-Baltimore County fell to host Central Connecticut State Tuesday night in a game that was far closer than the final score of 77-69. The Retrievers fell to 0-5 on the season, but continued

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Quick hitters

One-Bid Wonders writer Sam Perkins takes 5 minutes off from the back roads of the America East to check with some early thoughts on each team from around the conference. The America East has already been one hell of a

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Week in review: Dec. 6 – 12

In case it wasn’t obvious earlier, the league is down. Forget about the basement; drill deeper. What do you call a league with one legitimately good team, a couple of decent contenders, and a giant mess down below? A lot

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The smallest dog, with the largest fight

Picture yourself wandering through the empty hallways of the Walter Brown athletic complex on one of Boston’s hot, sticky, sweltering summer nights. Through the stale, molasses thick air that hung in the dark corridors of the old building, you’d hear

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