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Hawks Prey on Bearcats

The Hartford Hawks rolled by the Binghamton Bearcats in men’s basketball last night at the Events Center 76 – 62.  The Bearcats were down 38-36 at the end of the first half but Hartford outscored BU 38-26 in the second half to secure the win.

The Hawks move to 6-4 in America East competition while the Bearcats drop to 1-9.  With the win the Hawks sweep the season series as they also topped Binghamton in Hartford earlier this season in a three-point decision.

Forward mark Nwakamma led all scorers with 22 points while John Peterson notched 16 points and Wes Cole canned four three-point shots for 12 points.  Binghamton’s Jordan Reed led his team in sdcoring with 17 points while Taylor Johnston hit four three-pointers to finish with 15 points and forward Brian Freeman capped another strong game with 12 points.

The Hawks won the rebounding battle by a 43-31 margin and shot almost 47% from the floor while BU shot 52 % in the first half and just 36% in the second half.

The BU women also lost to Hartford in Hartford 65-50.  Vaneeshia Paulk led the Bearcats offense with 11 points.  Next up for the Bearcats the women host Boston University at 230 PM this

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Saturday while the men entertain the Terriers at 7 PM that night.  It’s Winter Madness on campus that day with an indoor tailgate party at the West Gym between games.

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