Placer’s 3-pointer gives UMBC win over New Hampshire, 56-53
Placer’s winning 3-pointer came after UMBC had made just two of its previous 19 attempts from the arc in the game and UNH’s Josh Hopkins missed the front end of a one-and-one with 11.3 remaining. After Placer’s basket, UNH’s long inbounds pass was intercepted by Horvath who finished the scoring with a final free throw.
UNH was 2 of 13 from the field over the final 12 minutes with eight turnovers. The loss eliminated UNH from advancing to the eight-team America East Conference tournament.
The Retrievers improve to 2-0 against the Wildcats on the season. UMBC defeated New Hampshire 59-51 on Jan. 26. New Hampshire finishes its season against Maine at home on Tuesday. UMBC next takes the floor in the conference tournament