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.
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.