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For Immediate Release: February 6, 2010
Contact: John Hartrick (hartrick@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

BU men's basketball falls to Maine 61-49 on the road
Bearcats win steak snapped at four games

Box score

VESTAL, N.Y. -- Junior guard Terrance Mitchell scored 15 points as Binghamton (11-14, 6-4 AE) fell 61-49 to host Maine (15-8, 7-3 AE) on Saturday afternoon from Alfond Arena.

Neither team was able to make a substantial run in the first half and Maine carried a 25-22 lead into the break. The Blackbears lead was bolstered by a 14 point half from junior guard Terrance Mitchell who hit on four of seven from downtown.

In the second half, Maine ignited an early 10-2 run to help built a 39-29 lead with 15:30 left in the second half. However, the Binghamton clawed back and with a hook shot in the lane by junior forward Mahamoud Jabbi closed the gap to four, 42-38 with 9:43 remaining.

Binghamton looked poised for a comeback when junior forward Greer Wright stole the ball at half court and raced in for a layup to pull Binghamton within one, 49-50 with 2:40 on the clock. However, Maine went six for eight from the line in the last two minutes and closed the game on a 11-0 run.

Junior forward Mahamoud Jabbi led the Bearcats with 12 points and nine rebounds. Junior Moussa Camara and Wright each tallied 11 points to balance the Bearcat scoring.

"They played tough, they pounded the ball inside and they rebounded," interim head coach Mark Macon said after the game. "When you look at the rebounds and the fouls, it doesn't look like a disparity. But from a coaching standpoint, a foul under the basket is different from a foul in the middle of the court."

The Bearcats continue their road swing taking on New Hampshire on February 11 at 7 p.m.

NOTES
Jabbi and senior forward Sean McNally were named the America East Players of the Game.

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