Maryland-Baltimore County 68, Maine 67By The Sports Xchange | The SportsXchange – Sat, Feb 2, 2013 9:20 PM EST
A 3-pointer from Brian Neller with two seconds left gave Maryland-Baltimore County a thrilling 68-67 win over Maine on Saturday in Baltimore. Zarko Valjarevic made a 3-pointer with 10 seconds left to put the Bears, who led by as many as 14 points in the first half, up by two. After a Bears' 30-second timeout, the Retrievers set up for the last shot, with Neller coming up clutch at home. The Retrievers (6-16, 4-5 America East), who shot 43 percent (26 of 60), were led by Chase Plummer's 17 points and Joey Getz's 16 points. Ryan Cook added 14 and Neller 12, the last three coming on his game-winner. Valjarevic led the Bears (8-14, 3-6) with 20 points, but they came on just 6-of-18 shooting, with 17 of those shots as 3-point attempts. Alasdair Fraser added 13 points for the Bears, who shot 48 percent from the field (24 of 50). The game was close early on, but after a 10-2 run, the Bears led 15-7, extending their lead to as many as 14 points before taking a 39-26 halftime lead. The Retrievers came out strong to start the second half, scoring the first five points, including a 3-pointer from Neller to cut the Bears' lead to eight. With the Bears up 54-44 with 11:34 remaining, the Retrievers went on a 17-0 run, which included three 3-pointers, to take a 61-54 lead with 5:10 left.
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