VESTAL, N.Y. -- Mike Trimboli had 22 points and nine assists
as the University of Vermont beat Binghamton University 83-78 in
America East basketball Wednesday night.
It was the Catamounts' fifth straight win over the Bearcats, and
it moved them into second place in the conference. Vermont (12-10,
7-3 AE) shot 72 percent in the first half, hitting 13-of-18 shots
to take a 36-33 lead at halftime.
The Catamounts opened the second half with a 18-2 run to take a
54-35 lead with 14:11 left.
The Bearcats responded with a 21-9 run to close to within seven,
63-56, with 8:40 to play. With 2:58 left and Vermont leading 78-69,
Binghamton mounted a final 9-2 surge to close the gap to two,
80-78, with 13 seconds remaining.
Trimboli converted a pair of free throws with 14 seconds left
and Marqus Blakely added another with six seconds left to close out
Dwayne Jackson scored 19 points off the bench for Binghamton
(10-12, 6-4 AE). Mike Gordon had 15 points and Chretien Lukusa
Kyle Cieplicki netted 20 points for Vermont.