Men's Basketball Rallies Past League-Leading Binghamton, 84-78

Four Retrievers scored in double figures, including senior guard Jay Greene (Whitehall, Pa.) who tallied 18 points and freshman wing Chauncey Gilliam (Columbia, Md.), who posted 15. Junior forward Justin Fry (New Bloomfield, Pa.) registered his first career double-double with 16 points and a career high 10 caroms.

Binghamton junior wing D.J. Rivera led all scorers with 28 points. 
The Bearcats hit a school record 15 three-point field goals and made nine of their first 11 to build a 35-18 lead with 5:53 remaining in the first half. UMBC managed to chip away and Binghamton took a 41-32 lead into intermission.

But the Retrievers quickly erased that deficit and earned a 46-all tie on a lay-up by junior wing Matt Spadafora (Richboro, Pa.) with 14:44 remaining. UMBC took the lead for good on a driving layup by Proctor with 12:20 remaining. The Retrievers built a pair of eight-point leads, leading by 68-60 on another Proctor driving score with 7:02 to play.

But Binghamton's pressure forced three consecutive Retriever turnovers and junior wing D.J. Rivera's layup after a steal cut the gap to 68-67 to with 5:14 to play.

But a pair of Greene assists to junior forward Justin Fry (New Bloomfield, Pa.) and freshman wing Chauncey Gilliam (Columbia, Md.) sparked a rebound and Gilliam converted a three-point play to give the hosts a 76-71 advantage with 2:42 remaining.

Rivera made it a one-possession game on a three-pointer over Proctor to slice the gap to 78-75 with 1:49. But Proctor hit the biggest basket of the game, as his left elbow jumper with 1:28 to play restored the lead to five points to help seal the victory.   

UMBC hit 17 of 25 shots from the field and 17 of 20 from the free throw in the second half and finished at 52 percent (28 of 54) and 81 percent (26 of 32) respectively. They also tied a season high with nine steals and outrebounded the Bearcats, 35-26.

Binghamton hit 15 of 26 shots from behind the arc.  
UMBC has now won five straight games over Binghamton at the RAC Arena, with tonight's victory as the largest margin of victory.