Basketball roundup: Navy men use late run to defeat Binghamton

Bowie men lose to Indiana (Pa.); UMBC women top Coppin in OT

November 15, 2012|From Sun staff reports

Freshman guard Tilman Dunbar had 16 points and 11 assists, and the host Navy men's basketball team ended the game with a 25-7 run to pull away from visiting Binghamton, 75-52, on Wednesday at Alumni Hall.

After clawing their way back into the game midway through the second half, the Bearcats (0-3) managed just three field goals over the game's final 11 minutes and saw a five-point deficit swell as the Midshipmen (2-1) used a steady stream of free throws to extend their lead. Both teams were in the double bonus with nine minutes remaining, and Navy hit eight from the line to spark a 10-0 run that turned a 50-45 lead into a 60-45 cushion with 7:36 left.

"It wasn't a good performance overall," Binghamton coach Tommy Dempsey said. "We were gritty for a while in the second half, but our defense was unacceptable tonight. We have to continue to find a way when things are going in the wrong direction to rally and fight. We went away quietly, and the score got lopsided."

Indiana (Pa.) 75, Bowie State 72: The visiting Bulldogs (0-3) led by 15 points at the half but squandered the lead and fell behind in the final two minutes to the Indians (2-0).

Bowie State used runs of 6-0 and 9-0 in the closing 10 minutes of the first half to take a 39-24 halftime lead. Indiana battled back in the second half, tying to the game at 2:18 for a seventh time on a pair of free throws by Mathis Keita. Keita followed with a layup with 1:38 left, and the Indians never gave up the lead. He finished with 21 points and Byron Westmorland (Mervo) had a game-high 22 points for the Bulldogs.


UMBC 83, Coppin State 75, OT: Raven Harris scored 14 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 2:32 remaining in overtime, as the host Retrievers (2-1) beat the Eagles (1-2).

Lauren Chase, one of five players who scored in double figures, led UMBC with 22 points and 10 assists, while Brittany Crowell had 19 points and 14 rebounds.

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