BALTIMORE -- Erik Etherly led four players in double figures with 22 points as Loyola (MD) defeated Maryland-Baltimore County 86-70 Wednesday night in a nonconference meeting.
UMBC (1-2) led 15-14 early in the first half before Hubbard knocked down a 3-pointer and converted a three-point play on back-to-back possessions to put Loyola up 20-15.
The Retrievers cut the deficit to one, 20-19, but Loyola closed the half on a 25-11 run to take a 15-point advantage, 45-30, into halftime.
UMBC never got any closer than 11 in the second half.
Loyola (2-1) shot 50 percent (28 of 56) from the field -including 7 of 14 from deep -- and dominated the boards 44-29.
Chase Plummer led UMBC with 28 points but shot just 9 of 17 from the field.
Mississippi State freshman guard Malik Newman will withdraw from the NBA draft, but sources told ESPN he may explore other opportunities besides returning to Mississippi State.
Seton Hall sophomore Isaiah Whitehead will stay in the NBA draft and not return for his junior season.
Washington State's trio of Josh Hawkinson, Conor Clifford and Ike Iroegbu have withdrawn from the NBA draft and will play their senior season with the Cougars.