The Bearcats had dropped five straight games to the Retrievers in Baltimore.
Sophomore wing Chauncey Gilliam (Columbia, Md.) led UMBC with 18 points, while freshman post Adrian Satchell (Windsor, Conn.) added 12. Sophomore point guard Chris De La Rosa (Washington Heights, N.Y.) scored nine points, added six assists and four steals.
Binghamton freshman guard Dylan Talley scored a game-high 22 points, while post Mahamoud Jabbi scored 10 points and added 13 rebounds. He was Binghamton's America East Player of the Game. Gilliam earned the honor for UMBC.
Junior forward Greer Wright and wing Moussa Camara scored 17 each for the Bearcats. Binghamton entered the game averaging 59.0 points per game and managed a season high in scoring.
For the second time in three games, UMBC did not hit a shot from behind the arc in the first 20 minutes, missing all three attempts. UMBC took an 11-6 lead after freshman guard Nick Groce (Upper Marlboro, Md.) hit an old-fashioned three-point play at the 14:26 mark of the half. But the Bearcats went on a 12-2 run to take a five-point advantage at 18-13 three minutes later. Binghamton led, 34-27, at intermission.
UMBC was within striking distance after a De La Rosa layup trimmed the deficit to 40-35 with 16:30 to play. But the Bearcats put the game away with a 15-6 run over the next six and a half minutes and led, 55-41.
Binghamton hit 47 percent from the floor and buried 21 of 25 free throw attempts. The visitors came up with 15 offensive rebounds and outscored UMBC, 15-6, on second-chance points.