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Men's Basketball Season Ends in America East First Round Loss to Binghamton
West Hartford, Conn.—Binghamton University set a tournament record with 17 three-point field goals and defeated UMBC, 91-65, in the first round of the America East Conference Championship.
In their final games as Retrievers, Justin Fry, Laurence Jolicoeur and Travis King were the lone Retriever in double figures with 13, 11 and 10 points respectively.
Binghamton’s Greer Wright scored 31 points, while Moussa Camara made eight treys in a 30-point effort.
The Bearcats hit their first six shots from behind the arc and took a quick 23-6 advantage with 13:23 to play in the first half. Binghamton kept pouring it on from long distance and broke a conference for a first round game in the first 20 minutes, hitting 13 (of 23) trifectas. UMBC cut a 21-point deficit to 35-22 on a Brian Neller three-pointer with 5:53 to play, but the Bearcats finished the half on a 17-7 run to lead 52-29 at the break.
UMBC started the second half on 5-0 run, but Binghamton scored 10 of the next 12 points and led 62-36 lead with 15:32 to play.
The 17 three-pointers by the Bearcats were the most ever allowed by a UMBC team.
UMBC dropped its final six games of the campaign to finish the year at 5-25.