For Immediate Release: February 12, 2008
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BU men's basketball fizzles in second half of 79-53 loss to Boston
Bearcats drop fourth straight, slip into sixth place in conference

Box Score

BOSTON, Mass. -- Boston University (9-14, 6-5 AE) opened the second half with a 19-6 run and pinned a fourth straight loss on visiting Binghamton (10-14, 6-6 AE), 79-53 Tuesday night from Case Gym.

The Terriers stretched a 33-30 halftime lead to 52-36 with 11:25 left and never looked back in winning their fourth straight. Binghamton misfired on 10-of-12 shots to open the second half and wound up hitting just 6-of-26 in the period (23%). The Bearcats cut their deficit to 13, 64-51, with 4:55 left but foul trouble prohibited any real chance at a rally. Boston was in the bonus with 11:25 to play and in the double-bonus with 8:19 left. The Terriers hit 15-of-19 free throws and shot 52% in the decisive half.

Boston's John Holland poured in a game-high 25 points on 9-of-14 shooting. He added four steals and was named the Terriers' America East Player of the Game.

Senior guard Mike Gordon (Plainfield, N.J.), Binghamton's America East Player of the Game, led three players in double figures with 11 points. Junior forward Reggie Fuller (Missouri City, Texas) scored 10 points - all in the first half - and reshman guard Brandon Herbert (Baltimore, Md.) added 10. Fuller scored all of his points in the first five minutes of the game and didn't get another shot the rest of the game as the Terriers' zone stifled BU's offense.

In a well-played first half, the Bearcats hit 8-of-11 to start the game and built a 21-13 lead with 11 minutes to play. Fuller scored BU's first 10 points, including two dunks, and Herbert (Baltimore, Md.) added a pair of three-pointers. But Fuller didn't score after the 15-minute mark and the Terriers closed out the half on a 20-9 run to grab a 33-30 lead. Gordon prevented any further damage by scoring BU's last seven points of the half, including a layup and free throw with 3.5 seconds left. Binghamton shot 55% and Boston hit 52%.

Binghamton returns home to host New Hampshire on Thursday.

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