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For Immediate Release: January 6, 2008
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU men's basketball sharp in 69-49 win over Boston University
Gordon leads four players in double figures; BU shoots 60% from field

Box Score

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Senior guard Mike Gordon (Plainfield, N.J.) scored 17 points to lead four players in double figures as Binghamton (5-9, 1-1 AE) rolled past Boston University (3-10, 0-1 AE) 69-49 in an America East game Sunday afternoon from the Events Center. The win was Binghamton's fourth straight at home.

Gordon and the BU offense were sharp all afternoon. The Bearcats shot 64% in the first half when they built a 34-21 halftime lead. When the Terriers trimmed their deficit to seven, 50-43, midway through the second half, Binghamton responded with a resounding 15-2 run that featured seven points from Gordon and four from junior forward Reggie Fuller (Missouri City, Texas).

"Our guys clicked on all cylinders today," head coach Kevin Broadus said. "Boston can score a lot of points and holding a team like that to 49 points is big. We have to learn how to be aggressive on the road like we were today."

The Bearcats displayed some outstanding interior passing that resulted in high percentage shots near the rim. Four players had two or more assists, led by senior guard Richard Forbes (Far Rockaway), who was held scoreless for the first time this season but contributed a team-high six assists.

Sophomore forward Lazar Trifunovic (Belgrade, Serbia) recorded his sixth double-double this season with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Trifunovic hit 7-of-11 and added four assists and a steal.

Freshman guard Chretien Lukusa (Toronto, Ontario) added a season-high 13 points and junior Milos Klimovic (Sarajevo, Bosnia) chipped in nine points on 3-of-4 shooting from beyond the arc.

Binghamton begins a two-game road swing at Hartford on Wednesday.

NOTES
Gordon and Boston's Scott Brittain were named the America East Players of the Game. Brittain had a team-high 11 points and five boards... The 60% shooting was BU's best since shooting 61.5% against Brown on 12/3/04.

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