UMBC holds off Maryland-Eastern Shore 77-73 behind Darley
PRINCESS ANNE, Md. (AP) Will Darley scored 24 points and made 5 of 6 3-pointers, Jarius Lyles scored 23 points and made six assists, and UMBC held off Maryland-Eastern Shore 77-73 on Sunday.
Up 35-32 at halftime, UMBC led by as many as nine points in the second half before the Hawks made a run. Tyler Jones' 3-pointer with 9 seconds left cut the margin to four, 75-71, and the Hawks were forced to foul. Lyles sealed the game with a free throw.
Arkel Lamal grabbed eight rebounds for the Retrievers (2-0), who were held to 37 percent shooting from the floor (22 of 60) but made 25 of 34 free throws (74 percent).
Jones, a freshman, scored 28 points on 11-of-14 shooting for the Hawks (0-2). Bakari Copeland scored 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, Logan McIntosh had 13 points and nine assists, and Dontae Caldwell scored 10 points.