Northeastern (6-5, 2-0 America East) outscored Binghamton (3-8,
0-2) 9-1 in the final 2:15 to pick up its fourth win in five games.
Trailing 67-66, Northeastern took the lead on a 3-point play by
Bennett Davis. Barea then grabbed a Binghamton miss and found a
streaking Barnes for a layup that gave the Huskies a 71-67 lead
with 1:12 left. The Bearcats turned the ball over on their next
possession, and Northeastern hit four free throws down the stretch
to ice the game.
Andre Heard kept Binghamton in the game by scoring all 27 of his
points in the second half, including 19 of the Bearcats' final 25
points. Heard gave the Bearcats their biggest lead, 56-49, with
6:40 to play with a field goal that capped a 3:12 stretch in which
he outscored Northeastern 9-2.
Alex Adediran scored a season-high 16 points and grabbed seven
rebounds for Binghamton. Davis scored 15 points and had nine
rebounds for the Huskies.