The Binghamton Bearcats battled back from a 36-24 deficit at halftime but could not overcome the hot shooting of Ryan Taylor and the Evansville Purple Aces held on to record a 66-61 victory over BU at the Ford Center this (Saturday) afternoon. Taylor tied for game-high honors with 27 points to key the Evansville offense.

Binghamton's J.C. Show matched Taylor point for point to finish with 27 points.  Show made six of seven three-point shots and notched 17 points in the second half for the Bearcats.  Overall the BU sharpshooter went 9-12 from the field.

The Bearcats used a full court press and excellent defensive play in the second half to cut the Purple Aces lead to a single point but could never take the lead back after a brief edge in the opening minutes of the game.

Everson Davis played a solid game at guard and knocked in 12 points for the Bearcats while Thomas Bruce notched 11 points...his fourth consecutive game in double figures.

The win puts Evansville's record at 4-0 while the Bearcats fall to 1-3.  Next up for the Bearcats is a pair of games in Cancun, Mexico.  They start with a game against Montana State on Tuesday afternoon.  Airtime for the 12:30 PM contest is 12:15 PM on CBS Sports Radio 1360 AM and online at 1360binghamton.com.