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Sherburne helps UMBC hold off Binghamton 69-57

BALTIMORE (AP) Joe Sherburne scored 18 points, including a dagger of a 3-pointer from the corner to blunt a comeback and Maryland-Baltimore County defeated Binghamton 69-57 Wednesday night.

Sherburne made 7 of 11 shots, including 4 of 6 from deep, had four assists, two steals and a blocked shot for UMBC (14-8, 5-2 America East Conference), which rebounded from a 44-point loss at Albany. The Retrievers have won four of their last five and retain sole possession of second place in conference behind Vermont.

Binghamton (10-12, 1-6) trailed by 18 at halftime, but scrapped back with a 23-8 run and twice came as close as five points with less than five minutes to play. Everson Davis 3-pointer pulled the Bearcats to 59-54 before Sherburne stepped up.

He fed Jourdan Grant for a 3-pointer, then stole the ball from Willie Rodriquez and dished to K.J. Maura for a jump shot. Sherburne ended the 8-0 run with the corner 3 that put UMBC up 67-54 with 1:31 to play.

Jairus Lyles added 17 points and Grant 10 for UMBC, which shot 51 percent (26 of 51).

Davis led the Bearcats with 14 points and Tyler Stewart scored 13.

Updated January 24, 2018

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