Binghamton (20-8, 13-3) won for the eighth straight time and clinched the No. 1 seed in the upcoming America East Tournament. UMBC, which was the last team to defeat the Bearcats, fell to 12-16, 6-9.
UMBC was able to cut the gap to 36-31 on a Proctor layup at the 15:38 mark of the second half, but the Bearcats scored the next eight points to garner a 44-31 lead two minutes later. The Retrievers were still within 59-49 with 3:52 remaining after a jumper by freshman wing Chauncey Gilliam, but UMBC failed to score on its next three possessions and Binghamton stretched the advantage in the final three minutes.
Emanuel Mayben hit eight of 12 shots from the floor and led Binghamton with 18 points.