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Miami Loses 79-74 to Binghamton

Miami Loses 79-74 to Binghamton

Dec. 20, 2006

Box Score

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) – Richard Forbes scored a career-high 27 to lead Binghamton to a 79-74 upset victory over Miami on Wednesday night.

Steve Proctor finished with 20 points as the Bearcats (6-4) won for the first time against an Atlantic Coast Conference opponent in school history.

Binghamton limited Miami’s leading scorer Jack McClinton to three first-half points. McClinton, who leads the ACC in scoring with a 19.8 average, converted only a 3-pointer 8:47 into the game.

McClinton and Denis Clemente each finished with 17 points to lead Miami (7-5).

After leading most of the first half with slim leads, the Bearcats went on a 12-4 run during a 4:51 span early in the second half to build a 50-41 advantage.

Forbes’ field goal put Binghamton ahead for good, 71-68, with 3:02 remaining. Proctor and Troy Hailey secured the victory, each converting two free throws in the final 20 seconds.

The Bearcats led 36-33 at halftime after Forbes sunk a 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds remaining in the first half.