Immediate Release: January 3, 2006
With the Bearcats clinging to a 71-70 lead in the closing seconds, Hodges drove the baseline, made a layup and drew a foul with 5.5 seconds remaining. He sank the free throw for the final margin. Binghamton pushed the ball upcourt for a final shot attempt but junior guard Mike Gordon (Plainfield, N.J.) was stripped at midcourt by sophomore point guard Jay Greene, who ran out the clock.
"We didn't defend anybody tonight," head coach Al Walker said. "It's going to be our nemesis the whole year until we figure it out."
Freshman forward Lazar Trifunovic (Belgrade, Serbia), who collected 16 points, six rebounds and three assists, sank a pair of free throws with 16 seconds left to give BU its final lead, 71-70. But after a Bearcats timeout, Greene worked the ball to Hodges, who flew to the basket for the winning points.
Greene collected 10 points, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals for the Retrievers.
Binghamton next hosts defending America East champion and preseason favorite Albany at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
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