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Maryland-Baltimore County 61, Binghamton 58

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In a matchup of two struggling teams, Maryland-Baltimore County held on late for a 61-58 road win Wednesday over Binghamton in Vestal, N.Y.

The Retrievers (5-16, 3-5 America East) held a 59-54 lead with two minutes left following a Chase Plummer dunk.

The Bearcats were able to close within three in the waning stages and had a chance to send the game into overtime, but Jimmy Gray missed a 3-pointer at the buzzer.

Jordan Reed led the Bearcats (3-18, 1-7) with a game-high 21 points and seven rebounds, and Gray added 11 points and six assists. Brian Neller led the Retrievers with 18 points, all coming on 3-pointers, while Plummer added 17 points and 10 rebounds.

The Bearcats shot 39 percent (21 of 54) from the field, and just 4 of 20 from 3-point range, while the Retrievers made 44 percent of their shots (21 of 48), making 10 of 24 3-pointers.

Neither team led by more than six points, with the Retrievers taking a 27-26 lead into halftime.

The Bearcats took their biggest lead of the game, at 33-29, with 17:07 left in the game after Brian Freeman made a pair of free throws.
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