BU Men Stop Retrievers to Keep Playoff Hopes Alive
The Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball team kept its playoff hopes alive with a 76-74 road win over the UMBC Retrievers in Baltimore on Wednesday night. Pierre Sarr hit a three-point basket with 30 seconds remaining to give Binghamton a 74-73 lead, Richie Caldwell Jr. iced it for the Bearcats by making a pair of free throws with four seconds remaining and the Bearcats held off the Retrievers for a 76-74 victory.
Binghamton's win snapped a five-game winning streak for the Retrievers and keeps the Bearcats playoff hopes alive. While Binghamton was defeating UMBC the New Hampshire Wildcats topped the Maine Black Bears 77-70 to keep the Black Bears at 3-11 while Binghamton moves to 4-11. BU has one game remaining in the regular season at New Hampshire on Saturday. Maine has a pair of games left including a Saturday home game versus UMBC and a Tuesday night game at Hartford. Binghamton is now one game up on Maine for the final playoff spot in the America East.