Maine edges Binghamton in regular-season finale
VESTAL, N.Y. (AP) Andrew Fleming scored 17 points and Austin Howard 14, including the go-ahead basket, and Maine rallied to beat Binghamton 72-71 in a regular-season finale on Saturday.
Howard’s midrange jumper followed by his two free throws after a steal by Fleming gave the Black Bears a 70-67 lead with 32 seconds left. Willie Rodriguez scored for the Bearcats but Ryan Bernstein countered with two free throws. Binghamton’s Timmy Rose made two free throws with 4.7 seconds left but Maine was able to run out the clock.
After blowing a nine-point second-half lead, Maine came back from a 10-point deficit with eight minutes left.
Bernstein finished with 13 points and Dennis Ashley 11 for Maine (7-24, 3-13), which ended a four-game losing streak.
Rodriguez scored a season-high 26 and John Schurman added 14 for the Bearcats (12-19, 3-13), who have lost eight straight heading into the league tournament.