Men's Basketball Falls in Overtime to Binghamton in America East Tournament First Round
UMBC rallied from 11 points down with less than eight minutes remaining and sent the game to overtime, but could not defeat
With the loss, the Retrievers finish the season at 4-26.
Junior guard Brian Neller (Red Bank, N.J.) led UMBC with 18 points. Sophomore forward Chase Plummer (
The Bearcats led, 55-44, with 7:58 remaining, but the Retrievers outscored
In overtime, Neller gave UMBC a 63-62 lead with a three-pointer with 3:32 remaining, but put-backs by Dickinson and Jabrille Williams on the next two possessions put the Bearcats ahead to stay.
UMBC did have one last chance, as the Retrievers got possession down by 70-67 with 34 seconds remaining. But a Joey Getz three-point attempt was off the mark with 20 ticks left and the Bearcats sealed the win with three free throws in the final seconds.
The Retrievers shot poorly from the field and the charity stripe throughout the 45 minutes of play. UMBC hit 26 of 75 shots from the floor (34.7 percent), just 6-of-26 from behind the arc and missed 7 of 16 free throw attempts.
The first half was tightly-contested with six ties and five lead changes in the first 20 minutes. With the score tied at 13-all midway through the stanza, Cook scored three consecutive field goals to give UMBC 19-13 advantage with 8:42 remaining. UMBC led, 23-17, but
Wasco is the lone senior on the UMBC squad, while the Bearcat squad featured no seniors.
UMBC lost all three overtime contests they were involved in during the 2011-12 campaign.