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For Immediate Release: January 9, 2007
Contact: Anthony G. Naglieri (sports@binghamton.edu)
Phone: 607-777-6800

Binghamton University men's basketball off mark in 67-55 loss at Stony Brook
Bearcats commit 20 turnovers, equal lowest offensive output of season

Box Score

STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Junior guard Ricky Lucas scored 21 points and Stony Brook (6-9, 1-2 America East) ended the game on a 21-7 run to defeat visiting Binghamton (8-7, 1-2 AE) 67-55 Tuesday evening from the Indoor Sports Complex. Binghamton led 48-46 with 9:47 remaining before cold shooting took its toll. The Bearcats misfired on 11 of their final 14 shots, clearing the way for Stony Brook to rally for its first conference win of the season.

Junior guard Richard Forbes (Far Rockaway, N.Y.) scored a team-high 14 points and senior guard Troy Hailey (Hyattsville, Md.) added 12 points for the Bearcats, who shot 40% for the game and committed 20 turnovers.

"We didn't play good basketball tonight," head coach Al Walker said. "We didn't defend in the second half and we turned the ball over way too much in the first half. We just didn't do the job tonight."

Both teams failed to find any sort of rhythm in the first stanza. Binghamton committed 15 turnovers in the first-half, nearly equaling its season average (15.6), and connected on just five of its first 17 shots. Fortunately for the Bearcats, the Seawolves were equally ineffective on the offensive end, shooting just 30% (10-30) from the floor.

Lucas nailed a pair of three pointers in the final 1:25 to send the Seawolves into the break with a 29-25 advantage.

Binghamton returns home to take on Boston University on Thursday at the Events Center.

NOTES
Lucas and Hailey
were selected as the America East Players of the Game ... The 55 points matched BU's lowest offensive output of the season. The team also scored 55 in loss to Akron on Dec. 6 ... The 55 points are 17.1 points under the team's scoring average entering the game ... BU is now 8-6 against Stony Brook since elevating to the Division I level. The Seawolves extend their all-time edge 24-18 ... Gordon has now started 58 consecutive games … Hailey is 41 points (959) from becoming the 17th member of BU's 1,000 point club and the first at the DI level.

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