Saturday, January 3, 2009

Binghamton 70, UMaine 62

Opponents don't seem to mind the cold confines of Alfond Arena, but it appears UMaine would rather play in Siberia.

Black Bears lose the conference opener, shooting 17 of 32 from the foul line and 37 percent from the floor in the loss to Binghamton. The loss is the Black Bears' fifth straight and extends an America East home losing streak to nine games.

The Bearcats (8-4, 1-0 America East) shot 51 percent from the floor and 48 percent (10-21) from behind the arc. D.J. Rivera, the America East's leading scorer, had a game-high 24 points.

The Black Bears (5-9, 0-1) go on the road for two games next week against Stony Brook and UMBC.

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