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Hodges Hits Game-Winner with 5.5 Seconds Left to Give Men's Basketball Thrilling 73-71 Win Over Binghamton in America East Opener
Vestal, N.Y.—Junior guard Brian Hodges’ three-point play with 5.5 seconds remaining lifted visiting UMBC to a thrilling 73-71 win over Binghamton before 2,672 fans on the America East’s “Opening Night” at the BU Events Center.
The Retrievers won their league opener for the third time in four years, but defeated
With the game tied at 67-all, Hodges drove into lane and converted an “and-one” to give the Retrievers a 70-67 advantage with 1:11 remaining.
UMBC called time out and worked the ball to Hodges on the right baseline. He drove to the basket, banked in his shot and drew a foul on James. After Hodges converted the free throw,
Hodges, who has scored 28 points and 33 points at the
The Retrievers hit a season high 58.8% from the floor, converting 30 of 51 shots from the floor. Hodges had ample support, as sophomore guards Thomas Young (6/8 fg, 12 points) and Greene (4/6 fg, seven assists, three steals) also scored in double figures. Freshman post Justin Fry added nine points (4/6 fg), while senior post Mike Housman added a game-high nine rebounds and scored all eight of his points in the second stanza.
The Retrievers are now 4-0 when scoring more than 58 points this season. UMBC travels to Stony Brook for a 2:00 p.m. contest with the Seawolves on Saturday.