Boston U., UNH, Stony Brook, Vermont Victorious in Men's Hoops Saturday
Balanced attacks and standout out performances were the theme of Saturday's America East men's basketball action, which saw Boston U., New Hampshire, Stony Brook and Vermont pick up league victories.
Boston U. (11-10, 5-3 AE) climbed over the .500 mark for the first time this seaon with an 81-75 win over UMBC, the team's fifth win in its last six games. The Terriers eclipsed the 80-point mark for the second-straight game by shooting 52 percent from the field. Six Terriers scored in double figures for the first time since 2003 and were led by Dom Morris' 19. Chase Plummer had a double-double of 19 points and 11 boards to pace UMBC.
New Hampshire (5-14, 1-6 AE) snapped its nine-game losing skid and picked up its first America East victory of the year by beating Binghamton (3-17, 1-6 AE), 63-45, on the road. The Wildcats held the Bearcats to just 30 percent shooting, including 0-for-12 from three-point territory.Ferg Myrick (16 points, 10 rebounds) and Chris Matagrano (12, 10) each had double-doubles for the Wildcats. Jordan Reed paced Binghamton with 18 points.
Stony Brook (15-5, 6-1 AE) rode an historic performance from Tommy Brenton to a 79-69 win over Maine (8-12, 3-4 AE) Saturday. Brenton records the Seawolves' first-ever triple double, contributing 15 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists. He also became just the eighth player in league history to pull down 1,000 rebounds. Eric McAlister had a career-best 22 points to pace the Seawolves, who have won seven of their last eight. Justin Edwards had 19 points and 13 rebounds for Maine, while Zarko Valjarevic scored a career- high 21 on seven made threes.
Vermont (13-7, 6-2 AE) held Albany (16-6, 5-3 AE) to just 30 percent shooting en route to a 50-43 win over the Great Danes, its eighth straight in the series. The Catamounts, who moved into sole possession of second place in the league standings, shot 49 percent as a team. Only four Vermont players scored, but all four went for double digits, led by Clancy Rugg's 14 points to go with 10 rebounds. Mike Black paced the Great Danes with 13.
Recent Results - Saturday, January 26
at Boston U. 81, UMBC 75 -- Box Score | Recap | Highlights
New Hampshire 63, at Binghamton 45 -- Box Score | Recap
at Stony Brook 79, Maine 69-- Box Score | Recap | Highlights
Vermont 50, at Albany 43 -- Box Score | Recap | Highlights