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BINGHAMTONíS SECOND-HALF SURGE HOLDS OFF MENíS BASKETBALL FOR 57-46 WIN
The UMBC Retrievers (7-19, 4-13 AE) closed the gap to one on a number of occasions in the second half but a 9-0 run by Binghamton (14-14, 10-7 AE) allowed the Bearcats to cruise down the stretch for a 57-46 win in America East menís basketball action on Wednesday evening at the Events Center in Binghamton, N.Y. Andrew Feeley for the Retrievers hit a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
The Retrievers trailed 30-24 at the break but came out strong in the opening stages of the second half as five-straight points capped off by a made free throw by Feeley pulled UMBC within one, 30-29. The Retrievers, who were never able to get past being down by one, closed the gap to a point on two other occasions before a 9-0 surge by the Bearcats pulled Binghamton ahead 43-33 with 11:02 remaining.
The Retrievers got within seven briefly but were held at a distance down the stretch as Binghamton claimed its 10th conference victory of the year.
Feeley went 7-of-12 from the field and recorded three blocks to go along with his double-double. Leading the way for the Bearcats was Troy Hailey with 16 points and Brandon Carter with 11.