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For Immediate Release: November 28, 2010
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU men's basketball suffers lopsided 79-39 loss to Drexel
Bearcats dig 26-point halftime deficit, overwhelmed by CAA member Dragons

Box score

PHILADELPHIA -- Host Drexel (3-1) built a 31-point first-half lead and cruised to a 79-39 win over Binghamton (1-4) Sunday afternoon from Daskalakis Athletic Center. The Dragons exploded out of the gate with a 17-1 run and never looked back, pinning a fourth straight defeat on the Bearcats.

Binghamton was overwhelmed from the opening tip as the Dragons precision offense and size advantage resulted in a 26-3 hole 13 minutes into the contest. The Bearcats misfired on 11 of their first 12 shots, commited four turnovers and were whistled for four fouls in the first three minutes of action. The team went scoreless for 7:08 and was stuck in single-digits until the final two minutes of the period. Drexel shot 52% and held a 21-10 rebound margin en route to a 39-13 halftime bulge.

Senior forward and leading scorer Greer Wright struggled through an 0-for-6 shooting performance. Wright entered the game averaging 17.7 points but was held scoreless for the first time in 35 games at Binghamton.

Freshman guard Robert Mansell led the Bearcats with 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting. Senior guard Chretien Lukusa had 10 points and senior forward Mahamoud Jabbi added nine points and four rebounds.

"We played a real good team today," head coach Mark Macon said. "They have good shooters and good rebounders - and rebounding is our biggest problem right now. We're learning new things and it's slow but we are improving. I saw some great things in our young guys today. We have to have a cohesive unit on the floor."

The Bearcats return home to host Canisius Tuesday night at the Events Center.

NOTES
The 39 points were the second-fewest in BU's 10-year Division I history, one more than the 38 scored against Charleston Southern in a 2003 win... the 40-point margin of defeat was the third-worst in D-I history, surpassed only by the 47-point loss to Syracuse in 2001 and the 42-point loss to Boston University last season.

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