For Immediate Release: December 6, 2006
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High-flying Akron rolls past Binghamton men's basketball 90-55

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VESTAL, N.Y. -- Akron (5-1) opened the game with a 19-4 run and never looked back in posting a 90-55 win over host Binghamton (3-4) in a men's college basketball game Wednesday evening from the Events Center. The Zips stretched their win streak to five and in the process, pinned the worst home defeat on the Bearcats in the program's six years of Division I play.

Akron scored the game's first 10 points, shot 58% in the first half and carried a 15-point bulge into halftime, 47-32. They opened the second half with a 13-2 run to wipe out any BU comeback hopes. Junior forward Jeremiah Wood led three Akron players in double figures with 14 points and 12 rebounds. He hit all six of his shots from the field and grabbed six offensive rebounds. Junior guard Nick Dials added 14 points - thanks to 4-for-8 shooting from three-point range.

Akron outrebounded Binghamton 46-26 and wound up shooting 52% from the floor, including 10-for-23 accuracy from beyond the arc (44%).

Freshman forward Lazar Trifunovic (Belgrade, Serbia) led BU with 13 points and seven rebounds. Trifunovic hit 4-of-5 from the field and 5-of-6 from the free throw line. Senior guard Steve Proctor (Largo, Md.) added 10 points.

Binghamton wraps up its three-game homestand when it hosts Long Island University at 7 p.m. on December 15.

NOTES: Lazar Trifunovic was named the America East Player of the Game ... The 90 points represents the most points BU has allowed at home since Division III Hamilton scored 106 points in a triple overtime win at West Gym in 1994 ... The 35-point margin of defeat was the largest since Vermont posted a 71-44 win over BU on January 27, 2005.

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