The top of the America East standings were shaken up on Tuesday night as Stony Brook moved back into sole possession of first place following its win at Hartford and Binghamton's victory over Vermont. The Seawolves' win was their 15th in 17 games, while the Bearcats snapped their 27-game losing skid and earned their first win of the year.
Stony Brook (19-8, 13-2 AE) shot 79 percent (15-for-19) in the second half and 62 percent for the game en route to a 74-50 win over Hartford (8-20, 7-8 AE). The win snapped the Hawks' four-game win streak. Bryan Dougher scored a game-high 17 points for the Seawolves, who will clinch the regular-season title and No. 1 seed for the league tournament with a Vermont loss Saturday or a win over Maine Sunday.
Binghamton (1-26, 1-13 AE) shot 54 percent in the first half while holding Vermont to 32 percent in the frame to build a 10-point lead at the break and held on for the 57-53 win Tuesday. Jimmy Gray sank two free throws in the waning seconds to seal the outcome. Ben Dickinson tallied his third career double-double (16 pts., 11 rebs) while Robert Mansell scored a game-high 18 pts. Matt Glass had 16 points for the Catamounts, who had their 10-game win streak stopped and needs to beat UMBC Saturday and have Maine beat Stony Brook Sunday to earn the tournament's No. 1 seed.
Two more games take place tonight with UMBC (4-23, 3-11 AE) hosting Boston U. (14-15, 10-4 AE) and New Hampshire (12-14, 6-8 AE) visiting Maine (11-15, 5-9 AE). Both games tip at 7 p.m. The Terriers and Retrievers know their seeds for the tournament as the former will be third and the latter, eighth. The Wildcats could finish anywhere from fourth to seventh still, while the Black Bears will be sixth or seventh.
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Wednesday, February 22
Boston U. at UMBC, 7 p.m. -- Live Stats | Live Video | UMBC Audio | Boston U. Audio
New Hampshire at Maine, 7 p.m. -- Live Stats | Live Video | Maine Audio | Vermont Audio
Tuesday, February 21
at Binghamton 57, Vermont 53 -- Box Score
Stony Brook 74, at Hartford 50 -- Box Score