VESTAL, N.Y. — Senior guard Jeffrey Daws closed out his Binghamton career with a career-best 21 points on the strength of 8-of-13 shooting, including 5-of-10 three-pointers, and the Binghamton Bearcats (9-19, 6-10) defeated New Hampshire (11-16, 8-8 AE) 85-67 in front of 1,678 fans at West Gym.
Senior guard Mike Wright had 18 points and four steals in his final game, while junior forward Jeffrey St. Fort recorded his third career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Anthony Green was also in double figures for Binghamton with 15 points, five rebounds and four assists.
Jeff Senulis was the only Wildcat in double figures, recording 12 points and seven rebounds in 19 minutes. New Hampshire’s top three scorers were held to a combined 12 points on 5-of-12 shooting.
The Bearcats got off to a red-hot start and never looked back. With the game knotted at 6-6 early on, the Bearcats exploded for a 30-4 run and took a 36-10 lead with 9:36 remaining in the half. Binghamton drained six three-pointers during the run, including three by Daws and two by Wright. BU wound up shooting 53 percent in the first half and led 49-30 at the break.
The second half featured more of the same, as the Bearcats opened the period with a 15-6 run, and led 64-36 just four minutes into the half. The Bearcats led by at least 20 points the rest of the way, until a layup by Senulis closed the scoring at 85-67 with eight seconds remaining.
Senior forward Kyle Washington had a season-high nine points in his final game, and center Joost Ooms ended his career with four points, four rebounds and four assists.
The game marked the end of Binghamton’s inaugural Division I season. The Bearcats’ 6-10 record in America East games gives them a sixth-place finish. UNH will face Maine in the opening round of the America East Tournament on Saturday, March 2 at 8:15 p.m. at Northeastern's Matthews Arena.