DURHAM, N.H. – Senior co-captain Jermaine Anderson (Beverly, Mass.) delivered a game-high 18 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Wildcats fell to the Binghamton University Bearcats, 66-37, in America East men’s basketball action at Lundholm Gymnasium on Tuesday night.
New Hampshire (9-19, 5-10 AE) drops its second straight game, while the Bearcats (12-15, 5-10) move into a tie with UNH for seventh place in the league standings.
Anderson, who was named America East Player of the Game, scored 14 first half points and gave UNH a 16-14 lead with 11:54 to play. Binghamton clamped down on offense and reeled off a 21-5 run to close out the half led by the play of Lazar Trifunovic and Mike Gordon’s combined 22 first half points and the Bearcats never looked back.
The Bearcats shot an impressive 46.2 percent for the contest on 24-of-52 shooting and held a 41-25 advantage on the glass. UNH was held to just 14 second half points and shot 30.8 percent on 16-of-52 shooting from the field.
Senior Blagoj Janev (Sydney, Australia) and freshman forward Radar Onguetou (Yaoundé, Cameroon) each posted six points apiece in the loss.
The Wildcats return to action on Sunday (Feb.25) as they play host to the UMBC Retrievers at 1 p.m. in Lundholm Gymnasium. The game will also feature Janev and Anderson’s last regular season home game to celebrate Senior Day at UNH. The game will be broadcasted on the UNHSN and tickets are still available by visiting www.unhwildcats.com