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Men’s basketball loses at Boston University 68-49

Mansell scores game-high 21 points in defeat

January 8, 2012


Men’s basketball loses at Boston University 68-49

Box Score

Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)

BOSTON—Darryl Partin scored 17 points and reigning conference champion Boston University (5-11, 1-1 AE) led from start to finish in a 68-49 win over visiting Binghamton (0-15, 0-3 AE) Sunday afternoon at Case Gym. Sophomore guard Robert Mansell netted a game-high 21 points for Binghamton but the Terriers’ bench outscored the Bearcats’ bench 26-0 to keep Binghamton winless on the season.

Boston opened the game on a 15-5 run and scored the final six points of the half to stake a 35-20 cushion at intermission. Mansell, who hit 7-of-11 from the field, drained a three-pointer with 15:33 remaining to trim his team’s deficit to nine, 39-30. But Boston’s Matt Griffin knocked down a three on the next possession to restore the Terriers’ double-digit lead and Binghamton would draw no closer the rest of the way. Led by the wide disparity in bench scoring, Boston stretched its lead to as many as 27 before settling on the final 19-point margin.

Mansell boosted his season scoring average to 14.3 with a strong performance. He hit 3-of-5 from three-point range. Freshman forward Ben Dickinson contributed 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds and classmate Chris Longoria added nine points.

The Bearcats hit just eight first-half field goals and shot 36 percent for the game. Boston countered with 46 percent shooting and owned a 36-28 advantage on the boards.

“I was pleased that we only turned the ball over eight times but they are a good team,” head coach Mark Macon said. “They had 17 assists and dominated the glass on the offensive end.”

The Bearcats head to Burlington for a Thursday matchup with Vermont. Binghamton is 2-8 all-time at Patrick Gym and has dropped four straight in the series.

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