VESTAL, N.Y. - Visiting New Hampshire (6-9, 2-4 America East) shot 50% and put three players in double figures en route to a 69-60 victory over Binghamton (4-11, 1-5 AE) in an America East men's basketball game Sunday afternoon in front of 2,726 at the Events Center.
The Wildcats shot 68% in the first half and built a 12-point halftime margin. In the second half, BU chipped away at the margin, taking a brief 52-51 lead with 4:18 to play on a jumper from sophomore guard Troy Hailey (Hyattsville, Md.). But New Hampshire answered with a three-pointer with 2:49 to play, and the Wildcats outscored BU 18-7 to end the game, with 11 of those points coming at the free throw line. For the game, UNH sank 23-of-31 foul shots.
Senior forward Craig Walls scored a game-high 16 points and freshman forward Mike Christensen added 10 points and 12 rebounds for the Wildcats, who enjoyed a 38-25 margin on the glass.
Binghamton appeared lethargic for much of the game, shooting just 36% from the floor, including 20% from three-point range (5-for-25). The Bearcats pulled down a season-low seven offensive rebounds and were whistled for a season-high 27 fouls.
Junior guard Andre Heard (Oklahoma City, Okla.) led BU with 13 points, but struggled on 3-for-11 shooting. Senior forward Billy Williams (Milwaukee, Wis.) chipped in a season-high 12 points.