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ANOTHER NEAR MISS ON THE ROAD--BINGHAMTON EDGES MEN'S BASKETBALL, 66-63
Vestal, N.Y.—Binghamton senior forward Sebastian Hermenier hit a three-pointer from the right corner with 43 seconds left to erase a one-point deficit and propel the host Bearcats (14-12, 11-4 America East) to a 66-63 win over a game UMBC (9-16, 5-9) squad on “Senior Night” at Binghamton.
The Retrievers trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half (26-10) and were behind by double digits with four minutes remaining. Trailing 60-50, UMBC got a three-pointer from sophomore guard Brian Hodges, back-to-back buckets by senior forward John Zito and a pair of free throws by senior forward Jerrell Dinkins to cut the deficit to 61-59 with 2:07 remaining.
After a Binghamton missed attempt, Hodges hit a driving layup and the ensuing free throw with 1:05 remaining to give the Retrievers a 61-60 lead. But Hermenier, who had seven three-point goals entering play tonight, hit his second of the game to restore the Bearcat advantage at 64-62.
On the next possession, Zito was fouled on a put-back attempt, but made only one of two free throws with 13.1 seconds remaining.
Zito posted his fourth “double-double” of the season with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Hodges added 12 points for UMBC, including 10 in the second half. Mike Gordon led
Both teams shot below 40 percent from the floor, but the difference was at the free throw line, while
UMBC, which is 0-7 in America East road games, gets one more chance when they travel to