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Men's Basketball Rallies Past League-Leading Binghamton, 84-78
Four Retrievers scored in double figures, including senior guard Jay Greene (
The Bearcats hit a school record 15 three-point field goals and made nine of their first 11 to build a 35-18 lead with 5:53 remaining in the first half. UMBC managed to chip away and
But the Retrievers quickly erased that deficit and earned a 46-all tie on a lay-up by junior wing Matt Spadafora (
But a pair of Greene assists to junior forward Justin Fry (New Bloomfield, Pa.) and freshman wing Chauncey Gilliam (
Rivera made it a one-possession game on a three-pointer over Proctor to slice the gap to 78-75 with 1:49. But Proctor hit the biggest basket of the game, as his left elbow jumper with 1:28 to play restored the lead to five points to help seal the victory.
UMBC hit 17 of 25 shots from the field and 17 of 20 from the free throw in the second half and finished at 52 percent (28 of 54) and 81 percent (26 of 32) respectively. They also tied a season high with nine steals and outrebounded the Bearcats, 35-26.
UMBC has now won five straight games over