Immediate Release: January 11, 2007
"I was really pleased with our defense but we just couldn't score the ball," head coach Al Walker said. "And when we had a chance to make moves we couldn't hit the free throws. It was one of those games."
Boston closed out the first half on an 8-0 run to forge a 34-24 lead, and then maintained its lead despite shooting just 29% over the final 20 minutes. The Terriers twice saw their lead dwindle to three - the last a 48-45 margin with 4:57 remaining - but held off any Bearcats charge by hitting seven free throws in the final 2:02.
The Terriers were led by Corey Lowe, who scored a game-high 17 points. Tyler Morris nailed 3-of-5 three-pointers en route to 14 points and Omari Peterkin chipped in a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds.
Junior guard Richard Forbes (Far Rockaway, N.Y.) was the lone Binghamton player in double figures with 16 points. Forbes netted 10 of those points in the first half before converting just 2-of-7 in the second. Junior guard Mike Gordon (Plainfield, N.J.) added seven points, seven rebounds and eight assists.
Binghamton launched 22 three-pointers and hit just five (23%) and also uncharacteristically missed seven free throws (46%).
Binghamton next travels to Orono for a matchup with Maine at noon on Saturday.
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