Maryland-Baltimore County 71, Albany 69

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Guard Quentin Jones tipped in a missed shot with 1.7 seconds left as Maryland-Baltimore County beat Albany 71-69 on Wednesday night in an America East Conference game.

Jones went to the offensive glass after guard Rodney Elliott missed a floater in the lane with about four seconds left.

Jones and Elliott each had 16 points for Maryland-Baltimore County and forward/center David Kadiri came off the bench to score 13 points for the Retrievers.

Albany (12-13, 6-6 in the America East) has lost five of six league road games this season. Forward Gary Johnson had 12 of his 20 points in the first half for the Danes, who had won the previous four games at Maryland-Baltimore County.

Guard Peter Hooley, held scoreless in the first half, had 21 points for Albany and hit some big shots down the stretch before Jones provided the game-winner.

Maryland-Baltimore County is now 9-16, 5-7. Jones entered the game averaging just 6.9 points per contest and he had 11 points at halftime to help his team build a 37-27 lead at the break.

A layup by Elliott gave Maryland-Baltimore a 57-53 lead with 6:52 left in the game but Albany tied the game at 59 on a free throw by Johnson. Elliott hit a 3-pointer with 2:12 left to give the hosts a lead of 65-62. Albany tied the game at 69 on a free throw by forward Sam Rowley before Jones won the game.

The Retrievers were coming off a 71-61 loss on Saturday against UMass-Lowell. Maryland-Baltimore County, which had won three of its last five, plays Saturday at Vermont while Albany hosts Maine on Saturday.