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Men's Basketball Team Stages Comeback at Binghamton, But Retrievers Fall Short, 62-59
Vestal, N.Y.—A tremendous second-half comeback by UMBC fell short, as host Binghamton scored the final six points of the game to edge the Retrievers, 62-59.
Both teams are now 4-2 in America East play, while the Retrievers dropped to 12-7 overall and
Junior forward Darryl Proctor (
UMBC trailed, 29-18 at intermission and 36-18 two minutes into the second half. But the visitors found a reserve energy and began the process of fighting their way back into the game. When Proctor hit a pair of free throws with 4:02 remaining, the Retrievers pulled into the lead at 54-53. Senior guard Brian Hodges (Upper Marlboro,
The Retrievers advanced the ball up the court and called timeout with 4.3 seconds left. But Proctor’s inbounds pass was tipped and stolen by Reggie Fuller, who hit two free throws after Proctor fouled him with 3.1 seconds left. UMBC managed to get a shot away, but Greene’s 30-footer at the buzzer was too strong.
UMBC ‘s 18-point first half was by far its lowest of the season, as the Retrievers hit only eight of 24 shots, were 0-for-7 from behind the arc and committed an uncharacteristic eight turnovers. Sparked by senior guard Ray Barbosa (
Barbosa finished with 14 points and Hodges was the other Retriever in double figures with 12. Proctor nearly posted his seventh double-double in eight games, as he led UMBC with nine rebounds. But
Hodges became the sixth player in school history to score 1,400 points (1,411).
UMBC finishes its stretch of seven games in 20 days with a game at