UMBC turns over a 93-63 decision to 8-1 Marquette

December 31, 1991|By Jerry Karpowicz | Jerry Karpowicz,Special to The Sun

MILWAUKEE -- Coach Earl Hawkins said the biggest problem his Maryland Baltimore County team needs to solve when 1991 turns into '92 is turnovers.

Hawkins must have forgotten the fundamental aspect of getting defensive rebounds. Then again, maybe he's just trying to forget.

Turnovers and poor rebounding were again the culprits as UMBC dropped a 93-63 decision to Marquette last night.

UMBC came into the game averaging 22 turnovers and allowing 21 offensive rebounds a game. Marquette was glad to take advantage of the Retrievers' generosity in both departments as it opened a 15-point halftime lead. UMBC had 11 turnovers and allowed Marquette 11 offensive rebounds in the first half.

"We haven't solved that, either," Hawkins said, referring to the rebounding problem. "[Ron] Curry came in. We just allowed him to kill us on the boards."

Curry is a 6-foot-8, 190-pound junior who plays power forward for the Warriors. He scored three first-half baskets after getting offensive rebounds. Seven of his eight first-half rebounds were on the offensive end.

Curry finished with a game-high 15 rebounds, 11 on the offensive end. He also led the Warriors, who won their fifth in a row, with 19 points. He managed all this in 21 minutes.

Marquette scored the first eight points of the second half to make it 55-32, and it was lights out for UMBC.

UMBC (1-7) -- Thompson 2-6 2-2 7, Watkins 0-2 4-4 4, Nixon 9-17 4-7 22, Harris 1-3 3-4 5, Saunders 1-9 0-0 2, Ferguson 1-3 0-0 2, Wright 4-13 0-2 11, Andrews 3-6 0-0 6, Swann 0-0 0-0 0, Fasaye 1-3 2-2 4, Bellinger 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 22-62 15-21 63.

MARQUETTE (8-1) -- Key 6-10 1-2 13, Smith 4-7 5-8 13, McIlvaine 2-3 6-8 10, Miller 6-9 0-0 15, Logterman 3-7 3-4 10, McCaskill 1-2 0-0 2, Aamot 2-4 2-2 6, Peavy 0-0 2-2 2, Gates 0-1 0-2 0, Zulauf 1-4 1-2 3, Curry 7-17 5-6 19. Totals: 32-64 25-36 93.

Halftime: Marquette, 47-32. Three-point goals: UMBC 4-14 (Wright 3-7, Thompson 1-1, Saunders 0-5, Ferguson 0-1); M 4-8 (Miller 3-3, Logterman 1-1, Aamot 0-2, Zulauf 0-2). Rebounds: UMBC 29 (Nixon 7); M 49 (Curry 15). Assists: UMBC 14 (Harris 8); M 16 (Miller 8). Total fouls: UMBC 23, M 19. Fouled out: None. Technical fouls: UMBC bench. A: 11,549.

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