WILDCATS COME UP SHORT AT BINGHAMTON, 57-46
Mike Christensen

VESTAL, N.Y. - Andre Heard shot 7-of-18 in field goals to register 20 points and lead Binghamton University past the University of New Hampshire, 57-46.

The loss ended a two-game win streak for the Wildcats, who fall to 6-6 in America East and 9-14 overall. Binghamton improves to 8-3 in America East and 11-11 overall.

Binghamton shot a collective .370 in the first half (10 for 27) from the field as opposed to the Wildcats, who shot .389 (7 for 18) from the field in the half. The Bearcats improved to .396 (9 for 21) as they outscored the Wildcats 30-25 in the second stanza. New Hampshire was 10-of-23 from the floor (.435) in the second half.

Binghamton opened the game with a 7-0 lead before Blagoj Janev (Sydney, Australia) put New Hampshire on the board with a 3-pointer at 15:46. Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) banked a jumper at 13:15 to knot the score 7-7. New Hampshire briefly held a 12-10 lead with the help of a trey from Gibbs at 11:39. Troy Hailey reclaimed the lead for Binghamton with a 3-pointer at 11:08. The Wildcats tied the score at 10:45 with a free throw from Mike Christensen (Reston, Va.). Binghamton reclaimed the lead with a jumper from Hailey at 9:57. The Bearcats led 27-21 at the break.

In the second half, New Hampshire tied the score 29-29 at 17:31 before Binghamton embarked on a 7-0 run, giving themselves a 36-32 advantage. New Hampshire reclaimed the lead once more when Gibbs converted a basket behind the arc at 9:16, giving the Wildcats a 44-43 advantage. Binghamton answered back with a 3-pointer at 8:50 and the Bearcats took the lead for good.

Christensen led New Hampshire in scoring, shooting 5-of-10 from the floor to register 14 points. Gibbs followed with 13 points while Janev finished with 12.

New Hampshire (9-14, 6-6 America East) continues its road trip at Hartford Saturday February 11 at 2 P.M. Ticket information for upcoming home games at Lundholm is available online at www.unhwildcats.com/tickets or by calling 1-866-WILDCAT.

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