Lyles leads 2nd-half charge in UMBC's 68-60 win over Albany
BALTIMORE (AP) Jairus Lyles scored 18 of his 22 points in the second half and UMBC rallied from a 12-point deficit to beat Albany 68-60 on Sunday, snapping an eight-game losing streak to the Great Danes.
Albany (20-9, 8-6 America East) led by one before UMBC (19-9, 10-3) finished the final 3:06 on a 12-3 run with Lyles scoring six points and Maura four.
Albany was up 12 with 18 minutes left after a 3-pointer by David Nichols. But Lyles scored the Retrievers' next 10 points, Horvath connected on consecutive 3-pointers and Maura scored five straight points to finish the 21-8 run that gave UMBC a one-point lead with 5 1/2 minutes left.
Joe Cremo, who made five 3-pointers, scored 18 of his 25 points in the first half when Albany led 37-28.
Updated February 18, 2018