Release: December 5, 2007
VESTAL, N.Y. -- Kyle Roemer scored 21 points to lead four players in double figures as visiting Colgate (6-3) pinned a sixth straight defeat on Binghamton (1-7) 73-55 Wednesday night from the Events Center.
The Raiders led 37-36 with four minutes gone in the second half before embarking on a decisive 22-6 run that was aided by a 4-of-22 BU shooting slump. Colgate maintained a double-digit margin the rest of the way to beat Binghamton for the sixth time in seven all-time meetings.
"We've got to figure things out," head coach Kevin Broadus said. "We can't quit. We have to keep working and get better."
Colgate led 31-29 at the break, with Roemer scoring 12 of his points in the opening period. The Raiders then shot 63% in the second half (12-of-19) to take control of the game. Down one at the 16:06 mark, BU self-destructed at the offensive end, missing nine consecutive shots and compounding their woes with seven fouls.
Senior guard Richard Forbes (Far Rockaway) was a bright spot for the Bearcats. Forbes, the America East Player of the Game, netted a game-high 23 points on 8-of-16 shooting. He drained his first four three-pointers and reached double-figures for the fifth time this season. Senior point guard Mike Gordon (Plainfield, N.J.) added 10 points, five assists and three steals in one of his better performances of the season. Junior forward Reggie Fuller (Missouri City, Texas) added eight points, five rebounds, five steals and a block in a season-high 33 minutes.
Colgate received 15 points from Kendall Chones and 14 points from Tim Pounds. Daniel Waddy added 10 points.
Binghamton ended the first half on an 11-6 run, thanks to six straight points from Fuller and a three-pointer from Forbes with 25 seconds left. Early in the second half, another Forbes long-ball with 16:06 remaining pulled BU to within one, 37-36. But the offense soon stalled and Colgate responded with their big run.
Binghamton is off for eight days until welcoming George Washington to the Events Center on December 13.
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