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De La Rosa Scores Career-Best 31 Points, But Binghamton Buries 13 Treys in 83-75 Win
Vestal, N.Y.--UMBC junior guard Chris De La Rosa scored a career-high 31 points, but host Binghamton hit 13 three-point field goals and defeated the Retrievers, 83-75, before 4,246 fans at the Events Center.
The game was tied at 43-all after De La Rosa hit one free throw at the 15:18 mark, but Bearcats went on a 12-2 run, and led, 55-45, with 11:45 remaining in the half. The surge was sparked by a pair of treys sandwiched around two fast break scores.
UMBC would cut the lead to seven points on five occasions in the final four minutes, but could get no closer.
Forward Justin Fry tied his season high with 16 points and added seven rebounds. Sophomore guard Brian Neller scored all of his 11 point in the second half.
Binghamton (6-10, 3-0 America East) hit 51 percent from the floor, including 14 of 22 (63.6%) in the second half. They buried 13 of 33 shots from behind the arc. UMBC (1-5, 0-3) hit 28 of 61 shots (45.9%) from the field and did convert a season-best nine (of 20) treys.
UMBC led by as many as six points late in the first half at 33-27 after a foul line jumper by Adrian Satchell at the 1:11 mark. But the Bearcats hit their sixth and seventh treys of the half, including Robert Mansellís open 21-footer at the buzzer which tied the game at 33-all at intermission.
Binghamton averaged 59.1 points per game and seven treys per game entering play.
UMBC heads to Vermont for a Saturday matinee against the Catamounts.