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Bearcats season ends in loss to Hartford

ALBANY, N.Y.  Third-seeded Hartford (17-15) used 15-point runs early in each half to advance past sixth-seeded Binghamton (7-23) 69-42 in an America East quarterfinal game Saturday night from Albanys SEFCU Arena. The Hawks shot 52 percent and used a stifling defense to force 16 turnovers and limit BU to just 29 percent shooting.

The Bearcats cut an 11-point deficit to seven less than a minute into the second half on a pair of three-pointers from freshman guard Yosef Yacob. But the Hawks responded with a 17-2 run and never looked back, ending BUs season.

Binghamtons leading scorer and the No. 2 scorer in the conference, Jordan Reed, was held scoreless until midway through the second half and BU never got comfortable, managing just seven field goals in each half.

It was a tough night for us, head coach Tommy Dempsey said. We got beat up  give Hartford credit. They took it to us and outplayed us for 40 minutes. We need to continue our development as a program and use this as motivation.

It was a rough start to the game for the Bearcats, who misfired on 7-of-8 and found themselves down 17-3 eight minutes into the contest. Hartford hit 7-of-12 to start and BU compounded its problems with three turnovers in the first five minutes. Sophomore guard Karon Waller hit a three and a pair of free throws and freshman guard Marlon Beck II followed with a layup and three to key a 10-3 BU run that trimmed the deficit to seven, 20-13, with 6:12 left in the half. But the Hawks kept up their sharpshooting with three three-pointers in the final 3:01 and Hartford took a 31-20 lead into intermission. The Hawks shot 55 percent and made 6-of-10 threes.

Yacob scored a team-high 10 points.

Mark Nwakamma and Taylor Dyson paced Hartford with 19 points apiece.

(Courtesy: BU Athletics)
(Video Courtesy: WTEN Albany)


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