Ecstatic to stunned...the range of emotions for both the Binghamton Bearcats and St.
Francis Red Flash hit both ends of the spectrum throughout the evening as BU pulled out a 73-70 victory in Loretto, Pa. in men's basketball Saturday night.

The Bearcats played well in the early going and led 25-16 with under seven minutes to play in the first half.  Then the Red Flash went on an 18-0 run to close out the half and lead 34-25.

Binghamton trailed by 15 points with 11 minutes to go in the game.  Then the amazing comeback began.  The Bearcats shot a blistering 62 percent from the field in the second half and battled back to take the lead in the closing seconds on two free throws from Yosef Yacob.  Yacob shocked the Red Flash point guard who was holding the ball for the game's final shot by stripping the ball away and then getting fouled as they battled for possession.

WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo
WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

He calmly sank both ends of a one and one to make it 71-70 in favor of the Bearcats.

Bobby Ahearn drew an offensive foul from Georgios Angelou with five seconds left.  J.C. Show then was fouled on the inbounds play and he converted both free throws to make the final 73-70.

Ahearn continues his torrid shooting percentage going 8-11 and scoring 19 points.  Show ended with 15 points including five points in the closing 30 seconds and Yacob finished with a dozen points and one of the most memorable plays in Bearcat history.

The Bearcats travel to Hamilton, NY to face the Colgate Raiders Wednesday evening at 7:00 PM.  Air is 6:45 on News Radio 1290 WNBF.

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