VESTAL, N.Y. — The University of Maine received inspired efforts from Till Gloger and Troy Reid-Knight as the pair set new career-highs in points but the Black Bears fell to Binghamton 73-58 at the Binghamton Events Center on Saturday afternoon.
The Black Bears drop to 5-18 and 3-8 in America East play while Binghamton improves to 5-19 and 2-9 in the conference.
Both Gloger and Reid-Knight paced the Black Bear offense with 15 points apiece as Maine shot its lowest field goal percentage since its loss to Vermont on Jan. 16, hitting on just 35 percent from the field.
Jordan Reed who scored 20 points against the Black Bears, sparked Binghamton’s offense. It’s the second time this season that Reed has scored 20 against UMaine. Binghamton shot 43 percent as a team and had two other players’ record double-figure points, as Roland Brown and Yosef Yacob had 17 and 15, respectively.
The Bearcats won the rebounding battle 48-33.
Binghamton used a 15-2 run to take a 19-8 lead eight minutes into the game. Waller led that charge with his eight points on the run.
However, UMaine battled back and eventually took the lead 29-28 when Gloger got free in the paint.
Binghamton led 33-32 at halftime.
The Bearcats used an 8-0 run early the second half to go up by eight, then extended the lead to 10 with 13:13 left in the game.
Pollard hit a 3-pointer to help the Black Bears claw back within three, but Binghamton responded and led 54-43 with 9:01 left to play and kept the upper hand.
UMaine plays Hartford on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Bangor.