Scores

Final

Colgate 78

(1-0, 1-0 away)

Binghamton 74

(0-1, 0-1 home)

    7:00 PM ET, November 12, 2011

    1 2 T
    COLG 39 3978
    BING 27 4774

    Top Performers

    Colgate: M. Venezia 22 Pts, 1 Reb, 1 Stl

    Binghamton: B. Dickinson 27 Pts, 7 Reb, 2 Ast, 3 Stl

    Colgate 78, Binghamton 74

    Associated Press

    VESTAL, N.Y. -- Colgate rode the shooting of guard Mike Venezia and forward Sterling Melville to a 12-point halftime lead, then withstood a second-half rally by Binghamton for a 78-74 victory Saturday night in the season opener for both teams.

    Venezia scored 22 points for the Raiders, going 6-for-6 at the foul line. From long range, Venezia was 4 of 8 on 3-pointers. Colgate led 39-27 at halftime. This, on a night when forward Yaw Gyawu, last season's leading scorer, finished with seven points.

    In the second half, Binghamton rallied behind Ben Dickinson, a 6-foot-8 freshman forward and one of eight new players on the Bearcats' roster. Dickinson scored 27 points, sinking 11 of 11 from the line. Guard Rob Mansell had 24 points but was just 7 of 21 from the field, missing all four 3-point attempts.

    For Colgate, Melville finished with 17 points on 6 of 9 shooting.

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    COLG
    BING
    Points 78 74
    FG Made-Attempted 24-49 (.490) 22-67 (.328)
    3P Made-Attempted 6-18 (.333) 4-19 (.211)
    FT Made-Attempted 24-32 (.750) 26-37 (.703)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 24 (0/0) 26 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 18 0

    2011-12 Season

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