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Binghamton 59, MD Baltimore Co 56

1/28/2004

CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) -- Brandon Carter scored the tiebreaking
basket on a 10-foot jump shot with 40 seconds left in regulation
and Binghamton beat the University of Maryland, Baltimore County
59-56 Wednesday night.

Nick Billings led the Bearcats (9-11, 5-4 America East) with 21
points, 11 rebounds and five blocks. Binghamton, which hit seven of
18 3-pointers, extended its winning streak to a season-high three
games.

Kareem Washington scored 17 points for the Retrievers (6-12,
3-6), who have dropped two straight and four of six.

After Carter, who scored 12 points, broke the tie, UMBC's Andrew
Feeley missed a layup in traffic, recovered his miss but was
stripped of the rebound. Billings slam-dunked an outlet pass for a
58-54 lead with 19 seconds remaining.

UMBC closed within 58-56 on Eugene Young's layup with seven
seconds to go and Carter was fouled on the ensuing inbounds play,
sinking the second of two free throws for a three-point lead.

Washington's desperation 3-point attempt at the buzzer fell
short.

Seth Davis' running one-hander gave the Retrievers a 45-42 lead
with 6:22 left in the second half, but Binghamton responded with
eight unanswered points on a bank shot by Alex Adediran and
consecutive 3-pointers by Troy Hailey.

Washington's right-side 3-pointer knotted the game at 52 with
2:35 left.

UMBC used an early 11-2 run to take a 19-9 lead before the
Bearcats retaliated with 11 unanswered points, capped off by
Billings' dunk off a turnover.