J.C. Show and his Binghamton University Bearcats set school records for 3-pointers in a game as Show had 10 and the Bearcats tallied 19 en route to an 83-60 win over the University of Maine at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor on Saturday morning.
Binghamton led by four at the half but pulled away in the second half.
The Bearcats improved to 9-21 overall, 5-10 in America East, and sewed up the seventh spot for the upcoming America East quarterfinals.
UMaine absorbed its seventh straight loss and fell to 5-25 and 3-12, respectively.
However, the Black Bears will finish eighth and earn a quarterfinal trip to top seed Vermont thanks to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County’s 56-53 win over New Hampshire on Saturday.
UNH (4-24, 2-13 AE) could tie UMaine for eighth place with a win over the visiting Black Bears on Tuesday night. But since both teams would have beaten the same three teams: Albany, UMass Lowell and each other, the next tiebreaker would be Rating Percentage Index and UMaine would have a better RPI even with a loss to UNH.
Show finished with 30 points and went 10-for-14 beyond the 3-point arc including a 7-for-7 showing in the second half.
Binghamton went 19-for-36 beyond the arc. The Bearcats were also 14-for-15 from the free-throw line. They shot 51 percent from the floor.
Caleb Stewart finished with 23 points and 10 rebounds and Sam Sessoms registered 13 points, six assists, five rebounds and two steals. Everson Davis contributed seven points, four assists and two steals.
Vincent Eze scored a career-high 22 points on Seniors Day for the Black Bears. He also had 11 rebounds for his third career double-double and added four steals and three assists.
Dennis Ashley had 11 points and Ilija Stojiljkovic chipped in with nine points, eight rebounds and six assists. Isaiah White finished with eight points, nine rebounds and three assists.
UMaine went just 2-for-9 from the 3-point arc and shot 37.1 percent from the floor.
The Black Bears were within eight with 6:48 remaining in the game but the Bearcats put the game away with an 11-0 run featuring two Show 3-pointers and a Sessoms 3-pointer and layup.
UMaine is without leading scorer and rebounder Andrew Fleming, who has been lost for the season due to a broken wrist and concussion he suffered in an 81-53 loss at Stony Brook on Feb. 23.