DURHAM, N.H. - Led by Anthony Green's 21 point performance on five of nine three-point shooting, the Bearcats of Binghamton University spoiled New Hampshire's conference home opener on Thursday night, as they knocked off the Wildcats 80-50 at Lundholm Gymnasium. With the win, Binghamton moves to 5-5 (1-0 America East) while the 'Cats fall to 1-9 (0-1, AE).
Following a fast start that saw the Bearcats open up an 18-8 lead, the Wildcats responded with a 12-4 run over the next 5:36 to narrow Binghamton's lead to just two (22-20). Freshman guard Shejdie Childs (Wynnewood, Pa.) spearheaded the UNH run, as he scored seven of his career-high 15 points during that span.
From there, however, the host Wildcats would get no closer as Binghamton closed the opening half with a 5-0 run.
The Bearcats opened the second stanza the same way they finished the first, as Green nailed 10 of his game-high 21 points during the first five minutes of the frame to lead Binghamton's 18-6 run and bury the Wildcats. The Bearcats scored three more after that to make it a 21-6 run to give the visitors a 48-26 advantage with 13:50 remaining. The Wildcats would get no closer than 17 the rest of the way.
Also scoring well for UNH were freshman Ioannis Karalis (Athens, Greece) and sophomore Roland Williams (Eglin AFB, Fla.) with 11 apiece. For Williams, who was 3 for 5 from the three-point range, the 11 points tied a career-high.
Brandon Carter was the only other Bearcat in double figures with 12 points. Binghamton outrebounded UNH 49-28.
The Wildcats return to action at the University of Hartford on Saturday, Jan. 4 at 12 p.m. The game will televised by the America East TV Network and will be broadcasted on the New England Sports Network (NESN).