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For Immediate Release: January 11, 2007
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

Binghamton men's basketball struggles in 61-49 loss to Boston University
Bearcats shoot 33%, held to worst offensive output of season

Box Score

VESTAL, N.Y. - Visiting Boston University (5-10, 2-1 America East) limited Binghamton to 33% shooting and led from start to finish in posting a 61-49 victory over the Bearcats (8-8, 1-3 AE) Thursday night from the Events Center. The loss was the third in the last four games for Binghamton, which struggled to its lowest scoring output of the season.

"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.

NOTES
Morris and Forbes
were selected as the America East Players of the Game.

 
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