Dover, Del. (Nov. 29, 2017) --- Binghamton shot a blistering 60 percent from the field and on three-point shots in the first half of an 85-64 win over Delaware State in Memorial Hall Wednesday evening. The Bearcats won their third game in a row to improve to 4-4 this season, while the Hornets fell for the sixth time in seven contests to fall to 2-6.
Binghamton was 15-for-25 from the field in the first half, including 9- of- 15 on three-point attempts en route to a 46-29 lead at the break.
Delaware State could get no closer than 16 points in the second half as the Bearcats stayed hot by hitting 16 of their 28 shots (57.1%) in the final 20 minutes.
J.C. Show led four Binghamton players in double figures with 17 points, highlighted by 5-of-8 shooting from three-point range.
Thomas Bruce recorded a double-double for the Bearcats, scoring 14 points (5-7 FGs; 4-4 FTs) and topping all players with 10 rebounds, while teammate Fard Muhammad added 14 points on 5-of 8 shooting from the field, including 4-for-7 from beyond the arc.
Simon Okolue was high scorer for Delaware State with 15 points (6-9 FGs), while freshman guard Pinky Wiley tallied 11 points.
Binghamton scored the first seven points of the game, and opened up a 16-4 lead on a jumper by Show at the 13:20 mark of the first half.
After Delaware State pulled to within 27-18 following a three-pointer by Jonathan Mitchell, the Bearcats answered with a 17-4 run and never looked back.
Bruce capped off the Binghamton run with two free throws to give the Bearcats a 44-22 lead with 3:22 to go before intermission.
The Hornets shot better than their season average for the game, shooting 46.8% from the field (22-for-47) and 33% from three-point range. Delaware State was hitting at a 39.2% clip from the field and 29.1% on three-point attempts entering the contest.
DSU was also outrebounded 33-19 in the game.
The Hornets return to action on Saturday (Dec. 2) at East Carolina. Game time is 5:00 p.m. in Greenville, N.C.