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UMBC rolls into America East play with victory

BALTIMORE (AP) Jarius Lyles and Will Darley each scored 17 points and Maryland-Baltimore County began America East play Thursday night with an 85-71 victory over Binghamton to extend its best-ever Division I start.

Lyles, who came in as the conference scoring leader at 22 ppg, was 6-of-13 shooting with Darley 6 of 10. Joe Sherburne, who came in leading the nation in 3-point percentage at 55.7, made 2 of 5 from the arc and had 14 points. Nolan Gerrity added 13.

Fard Muhammad tied his season high with 16 points to lead the Bearcats (9-7). Marlon Beck made four 3-pointers to tie the school's career record of 178 with Troy Hailey (2003-07) and finished with 12 points. Timmy Rose scored 12 points and Willie Rodriguez added 10.

UMBC (10-4) led early on but didn't put the game away until a 14-0 run left it ahead by 21, 76-55, with five minutes remaining.

Updated January 5, 2017

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