Picarelli scores 21, UMBC tops Central Connecticut 78-76
BALTIMORE (AP) — Matteo Picarelli had 21 points in UMBC’s 78-76 win over Central Connecticut on Sunday.
Picarelli sank a 3-pointer with 31 seconds left to play to knot the score at 76. Craig Beaudion II had a layup with one second left to give the Retrievers (3-2) the victory.
Picarelli shot 6 for 10 (5 for 8 from 3-point range) and 4 of 4 from the free-throw line for the Retrievers (3-2). Colton Lawrence had 15 points and Jarvis Doles scored 13.
Davonte Sweatman finished with 17 points, six rebounds and four assists for the Blue Devils (0-5). Nigel Scantlebury scored 16 with five assists. Andre Snoddy finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds.
UMBC plays Tuesday against UNC Greensboro on the road, and Cent. Conn. St. hosts Maine on Wednesday.
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