3-point play by Hodges gives UMBC 73-71 victory


January 04, 2007|By FROM STAFF REPORTS

Brian Hodges converted a three-point play with 5.5 seconds left to lift UMBC over Binghamton, 73-71, last night in Vestal, N.Y.

With the Bearcats (7-6, 0-1 America East) clinging to a 71-70 lead in the closing seconds, Hodges drove the baseline, made a layup and drew a foul. He made the free throw for the final margin.

Binghamton pushed the ball upcourt for a final shot but Mike Gordon was stripped at midcourt by Jay Greene, who ran out the clock.

The Retrievers (5-9, 1-0) shot 59 percent and broke down Binghamton's interior defense for 34 points in the paint.

Coppin State 66, Bethune-Cookman 58 -- Tywain McKee scored a game-high 20 points and had four rebounds for the host Eagles (3-11, 1-1 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference). Antwan Harrison and Talmadge Bell each scored 12 points. The Wildcats (2-9, 0-2) opened the second half on a 12-4 run and tied the game at 40.


Norfolk State 69, UMES 59 -- Toi Johnson (15 points) made a three-pointer with eight minutes left in the second half to give the visiting Spartans (3-9, 2-0 MEAC) the lead for good. Candyce Jeter scored 15 points for the Hawks (4-9, 1-1).

McDaniel 67, York 60 -- Allison Biggs (Glenelg) scored a career-high 19 points to power the visiting Green Terror (7-2) past the Spartans (6-4).

William Paterson 69, Salisbury 60 -- The visiting Sea Gulls (7-2) cut a 17-point deficit to nine but got no closer to the Pioneers (10-2). William Paterson's Lucila Custis and Salisbury's Jessica Mills and Meghan Phillips each scored 16.

College of Charleston 74, Johns Hopkins 42 -- Nikki Williams scored 16 points to help the Division I Cougars (6-7) beat the visiting Blue Jays (5-4).

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