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For Immediate Release: February 14, 2006
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

Binghamton men's basketball registers commanding 74-51 win over Boston
Hermenier leads four players in double figures with game-high 21 points

Box Score

VESTAL, N.Y. - Binghamton (13-11, 10-3 America East) opened the game with a 19-5 run, built a 16-point halftime lead and cruised to a 74-51 win over visiting Boston University (9-15, 6-7 AE) Tuesday night at the Events Center. The win, Binghamton's fourth straight and 10th in the last 12 games, moved the Bearcats to within one game of league-leading Albany in the America East standings. Each team has three games left.

Senior forward Sebastian Hermenier (Rockville, Md.) led four players in double figures with a game-high 21 points. Hermenier hit 5-of-6 from the floor and 10-of-11 from the free throw line. As a team, BU converted 19-of-25 foul shots.

Senior captain Andre Heard (Oklahoma City, Okla.) scored 14 points with three steals, sophomore point guard Mike Gordon (Plainfield, N.J.) collected 12 points and seven assists and junior guard Steve Proctor (Largo, Md.) added a season-high 12 points in 22 minutes.

"Everybody played very hard defensively, we took care of the basketball and put 74 points up against one of best defensive teams in the nation," head coach Al Walker said. "We're playing good basketball right now."

Sophomore center Giovanni Olomo (Yaounde, Cameroon) scored a career-high eight points - six in the decisive first half.

The Bearcats shot 54% in the first half and held the Terriers scoreless for 6:51 during a 14-0 run that established a double-digit cushion.

Boston was led by senior forward Kevin Gardner, who tallied 12 points.

Binghamton next hosts Hartford Saturday in the America East TV Game of the Week, which will be broadcast on New England Sports Network (NESN) and via streaming video on www.americaeast.com.

NOTES
Binghamton's 13th overall win surpasses last season's total and is the second-most in head coach Al Walker's six-year tenure... BU earned its 10th America East win of the season, tying the program's most conference wins in its Division I tenure... the win clinched at least a No. 4 seed for Binghamton in the upcoming America East Championship... after losing the first seven games in the all-time series against Boston, Binghamton has now won three straight games, including the season sweep in 2005-06.

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