BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Skip Saunders and Derell Thompson had respective career highs of 30 points and 12 rebounds to lead the University of Maryland Baltimore County past the University at Buffalo, 103-80, in an East Coast Conference game at Alumni Hall last night. It was a season-high point total for the Retrievers, who halted a four-game losing streak and extended the Royals' to six.
Dion Andrews had six points to highlight a 22-5 run, as the visitors finally broke away for an 83-60 lead with 7 minutes, 28 seconds left.
With the scored tied at 9, Sanders and Sony Nixon sparked a 20-3 Retrievers' burst with six points each, before Buffalo got back within 47-36 at the half. Buffalo was within 51-47 less than three minutes into the second half, and was still within 61-55 when UMBC put the game away.