For Immediate Release: March 3, 2007
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BU men's basketball season ends with 62-58 loss to Boston University
Bearcats fall in America East quarterfinals despite game-high 22 points from Proctor

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BOSTON - Third-ranked Boston University (12-17) rallied from 12 points down in each half to eliminate sixth-ranked Binghamton (13-16) 62-58 in an America East quarterfinal game Saturday night from Agganis Arena.

Boston guard Corey Lowe converted a driving layup with 51 seconds left to break a 58-58 tie and after a BU miss at the other end, Carlos Strong sank two free throws with 20 seconds left for the final margin.

Senior guard Steve Proctor (Largo, Md.) had forged the final tie of the game with a three-pointer with 2:13 left. Proctor scored a game-high 22 points on 8-for-13 shooting. But Binghamton couldn't stop Boston down the stretch and the Terriers converted four straight driving layups in the final five minutes.

"It was a great college basketball game," head coach Al Walker said. "We lost because Boston made fabulous threes. I'm really proud of our guys. We fought hard and I'm proud of how we finished the season."

Freshman forward Lazar Trifunovic (Belgrade, Serbia) collected 13 points and eight rebounds and junior guard Mike Gordon (Plainfield, N.J.) chipped in 11 points, five assists and three steals.

Boston put four players in double figures. Valdas Sirutis led the way with 11 points.

The Bearcats were sharp to start, jumping out to a 15-3 lead behind 11 points from Proctor. But after missing seven of its first nine shots, Boston put together a 17-4 run to take the lead 20-19. Binghamton, however, closed out the frame on a 7-0 run, punctuated with a Proctor three-pointer in the closing five seconds. After scoring Binghamton's first nine points, Proctor wound up with 14 points in the half.

Sirutis and Proctor were selected as the America East Players of the Game.

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