Binghamton, Hartford, UMBC, Vermont Win Wednesday
One one-quarter of the regular season remains for several America East men's basketball teams after Wednesday's slate of games saw Binghamton, Hartford, UMBC and Vermont come away with wins.
The night featured a pair of games that came down to the final seconds, including in Durham, where Binghamton (6-19, 3-9 AE) earned its second-straight win, downing New Hampshire (6-17, 4-8 AE), 72-71 in overtime. Jordan Reed sank a free throw with 1.5 seconds left to break a 71-all tie. Marlon Beck, who scored a team-high 17 points off the bench, calmly drained three free throws with 4.5 seconds to force the extra frame. Jordan Bronner's season-high 19 points paced the Wildcats.
In Baltimore, Quentin Jones' tip-in with 1.4 seconds left game UMBC (9-16, 5-7 AE) a 71-69 win over Albany (12-13, 6-6 AE), its fourth win in six games. The Retrievers, who have won eight games at home this year, turned 17 Albany turnovers into 19 points. Jones and Rodney Elliott each had 16 points to lead UMBC. Peter Hooley scored 21 for Albany, 19 of those coming in the second half.
In Burlington, Vermont (16-9, 10-1 AE) stayed red hot, winning its fifth straigth and 12th in its last 13 games with an 83-58 win over UMass Lowell (7-16, 6-6 AE). The Catamounts shot 53 percent from the field and led 49-22 at the half. Ethan O'Day paced Vermont with 18 points. Akeem Williams' 22 points led the River Hawks.
Wednesday, February 12
Binghamton 72, at New Hampshire 71 (OT) - Box Score | Highlights
Hartford 91, at Maine 79 - Box Score
at UMBC 71, Albany 69 - Box Score | Highlights
at Vermont 83, UMass Lowell 58 - Box Score | Highlights