Vermont Too Much For BU Men
The Vermont Catamounts showed why they are the premier men's basketball team in America East tonight (Monday) as they upped the conference record to 11-0 with a 71-51 win over the Binghamton Bearcats. The Catamounts improved their overall mark to 21-5 with their home court victory. They are now 5-0 at home against America East opponents.
The Catamounts took a 33-23 lead at the half. They outscored Binghamton 38-28 in the second half to win by 20 points. The Bearcats trimmed the lead to nine points on several occasions but could not mount a serious charge at the lead.
Three-point shooting was a dagger in the Bearcats' hearts. Vermont went 9-17 for 53 percent beyond the arc. Ernie Duncan was able to score six three-point baskets in eight attempts to lead all scorers with 18 points. Binghamton's top gun was Bobby Ahearn who finished with 15 points.
With the loss the Bearcats fall to 3-8 in America East and 12-14 overall. Binghamton returns home to host Albany Thursday at 7 PM.