BU Falls Short Against Maine
It was a tough loss for the Binghamton men's basketball team in their last matchup on the road against Albany on February 5. The Bearcats returned home on February 8 for a faceoff with the Black Bears of the University of Maine.
In the first half, the lead was exchanged quite often with neither team being able to pull away. Andrew Flemming led the way for Maine with 12 points. Nedeljko Prijovic added 11 and Sergio El Darwich supplied 10 as the Black Bears scored 35 for the half.
Binghamton's Richard Caldwell Jr. had seven points to lead the team in first-half scoring. Pierre Sarr and Hakon Hjalmarsson each chipped in six as the Bearcats trailed 35-33 at halftime.
Coming out of the break, Maine was able to gain the advantage and pull away. Nedeljko Prijovic corraled a double-double with 24 and 10. Andrew Fleming ended with 23 and Sergio El Darwich with 22 as the Black Bears put up 82 points.
Binghamton did all they could to stay within striking distance but ran out of steam down the home stretch. Richard Caldwell Jr. tallied 20. George Tinsley secured a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds and Sam Sessoms also recorded a double-double with 13 points and 10 assists. However, this would not be enough as the Bearcats fall short by a final score of 82-75.
BU is now behind Maine in the conference standings as both teams were battling for a playoff spot. The men will be back on the court on February 12 as they will host Stony Brook.