UMBC 76, La Salle 69
PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Darryl Proctor had 23 points 10 rebounds, and Brian Hodges added 22 points as Maryland-Baltimore County defeated La Salle 76-69 on Tuesday night.
Cavell Johnson had 17 points for the Retrievers (2-0). Proctor, Hodges and Johnson accounted for all of UMBC’s 30 points over the final 9:20 of the game.
Rodney Green scored 19 points and Darnell Harris 18 for La Salle in its season opener.
UMBC used a 16-7 run at the start of the scond half to take a 46-39 lead. La Salle closed within 49-48, but Johnson capped an 11-1 spurt with a three-point play to give the Retrievers a 60-49 advantage with 3:50 to play.
Only a late flurry of 3-pointers by the Explorers made the final score close.