Boston College-Binghamton Final: Eagles Outlast Bearcats 63-49 for 4th Straight


Boston College-Binghamton Final: The Boston College Eagles earned their fourth win in a row with a 63-49 victory over the Binghamton Bearcats.

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The win moves the Eagles to 6-3 on the season, just two wins shy of tying their season total in victories from 2013-14. Binghamton has fallen to 1-11, their ninth loss in a row.

Binghamton was never really in this game as a threat to Boston College, though just like the Maine game on Thursday, it was only at times a true blowout.

Boston College-Binghamton Final: Game Synopsis

The in-progress game was at its closest point in the opening minutes when Binghamton closed to within an 8-7 margin. Boston College would then go on a 10-0 run, led mostly by the two transfers, Aaron Brown and Dimitri Batten.

BC’s lead would gradually grow beyond that eleven-point margin, and the Eagles led by 14 at the half. All of this was despite a rash of turnovers on both teams.

The second half turned out to be dead even between the two teams at 31 points each. Boston College ballooned their lead out to as many as 19 points after Olivier Hanlan hit a three near the midpoint of the half, but on a few separate occasions towards the end of the game, Binghamton was able to cut it to 12.

Boston College put Binghamton in the bonus relatively early in the latter half and the Bearcats converted on most of their opportunities, but they never got within single digits again.

Boston College-Binghamton Final: The Stats

Dimitri Batten led the Eagles with 18 points, while Aaron Brown had 16. Olivier Hanlan was the only other Eagle in double-figures with 14. Boston College had just two points off the bench in the game from Garland Owens on an alley-oop.

Justin McFadden led the Bearcats with 18 points; Romello Walker had nine.

Boston College and Binghamton combined for 33 turnovers in the game; the Eagles with 17 and Bearcats with 16.

The Eagles shot 42.6 percent from the floor, while Binghamton made just over 30 percent of their shots. BC missed eight of 25 free throw attempts.

Boston College-Binghamton Final: Bottom Line

This was not one for the scrapbook for Boston College as this game ended up being closer than it should have been. Binghamton did not play well, but Boston College, though the better team on Sunday, did not put out an A-plus performance, either. It was at best the Eagles’ B-game with 17 turnovers and a number of misses on open looks.

Binghamton was no match for Boston College and the Eagles were never in danger, but no blowout here. A win is still a win, and the Eagles will take their first four-game win streak in a year and a half.

Boston College-Binghamton Final: Next Up

The Eagles will take the next week off for finals and return to the court next Sunday afternoon to host the USC Trojans.