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Bearcats rally late, beating Sacred Heart for 7th straight win

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BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -

Junior guard J.C. Show hit a go-ahead three-pointer with 1:36 left and Binghamton men's basketball (8-4) closed the game with an 11-0 run to rally past Sacred Heart (5-7) 51-48 Saturday afternoon at William H. Pitt Center. The victory extended BU's win streak to seven games - the program's longest in nine years.

Show scored 14 of his game-high 21 points in the second half, when Binghamton rallied from a 10-point deficit to even its road mark at 3-3. The Bearcats trailed 48-40 with 9:16 left before holding the Pioneers scoreless the rest of the way (0-for-13 FG).

Show hit a 3 with 6:37 left to pull BU within five, 48-43. He hit another with 5:27 left to bring the Bearcats within two, 48-46. With 3:02 left, senior forward Willie Rodriguez followed his own miss and his tip-in tied the game at 48. 

After Show's go-ahead trey, which gave BU its first lead of the game, neither team scored in the final 1:35. Sacred Heart missed its last chance on a straightaway three attempt with 0:03 remaining. 

Binghamton limited SHU to just 15 second-half points. 

The Bearcats trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half after starting the game by missing 8-of-10 shots. They cut their margin to 10, 33-23, at the half. 

Junior center Thomas Bruce had 12 rebounds, four assists and three blocks, Rodriguez chipped in seven rebounds and six points and junior guard Everson Davis added seven boards.  

Binghamton returns home briefly before heading to Penn State for a first-ever matchup with the Big Ten member Nittany Lions on Tuesday.

Courtesy: BU Athletics Department