BU Bearcats Drop Home Game to UMass Lowell
It could have been a big day for the Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball team. They were hosting the UMass Lowell River Hawks...a first year Division I program. BU was coming off a dominating stellar performance against New Hampshire. And, the Bearcats had invited back 30 former players for an alumni game earlier in the afternoon.
Binghamton led 27-26 at the end of the first half and led 39-33 with 13:36 left in the game. But, then the tables began to turn and the River Hawks caught fire going on a 20-0 run opening up a 16 point lead with 6:50 to play.
That run and that lead were just too much to overcome as UMass Lowell won its second consecutive conference game and toppled the Bearcats 71-59. The win, coming on the heels of their victory over UMBC earlier in the week, gives the River Hawks their second ever Division I decision.
Akeem Williams fired up 23 points to pace UMass Lowell in scoring. He hit 5-8 attempts for three point baskets and as a team the River Hawks went 10-22 from beyond the arc. Meanwhile, the Bearcats struggled offensively hitting just 4 -3's in 22 attempts.
Binghamton was paced by Yosef Yacob who scored 22 points and Jordan Reed who notched 15 points. The loss drops Binghamton's overall record to 4-12 and 1-2 in America East. UMass Lowell moves to 2-1 in the conference and 3-11 overall. The Bearcats face two tough road foes as they travel to Stony Brook next Wednesday and Albany a week from Monday. Both games are set for 7 PM starts with airtime at 6:45 on News Radio 1290 WNBF.