UMBC 71, Albany, N.Y. 80

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP)—Tim Ambrose scored a career-high 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting to lead the University at Albany to an 80-71 victory over Maryland-Baltimore County on Sunday afternoon in America East action.

Will Harris added 20 points, including five 3-pointers, as Albany (12-8, 4-3 America East) dropped the defending league champs for the eighth time in 12 meetings following two losses last year.

Brian Connelly added 10 points and nine rebounds for the Great Danes, who shot a season-high 53.7 percent from the floor.

On the strength of a 17-4 run, the Retrievers went ahead 57-56 midway through the second half. But Albany answered with consecutive 3-pointers from Anthony Raffa and Harris to retake the lead for good.

Chauncey Gilliam scored 18 points and Jay Greene added 16 for the Retrievers (8-11, 2-5 AE).

Down three with 3:31 to go in the first half, Albany countered with a 14-3 run and led 44-36 at halftime.

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Chauncey Gilliam Chauncey Gilliam
5-9,  18 Pts
6 Rebs, 3 Assists
Tim Ambrose Tim Ambrose
10-14,  26 Pts
6 Rebs, 1 Assists

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