Freshman guard Tilman Dunbar had 16 points and 11 assists, and the host Navy men's basketball team ended the game with a 25-7 run to pull away from visiting Binghamton, 75-52, on Wednesday at Alumni Hall.
After clawing their way back into the game midway through the second half, the Bearcats (0-3) managed just three field goals over the game's final 11 minutes and saw a five-point deficit swell as the Midshipmen (2-1) used a steady stream of free throws to extend their lead. Both teams were in the double bonus with nine minutes remaining, and Navy hit eight from the line to spark a 10-0 run that turned a 50-45 lead into a 60-45 cushion with 7:36 left.
"It wasn't a good performance overall," Binghamton coach Tommy Dempsey said. "We were gritty for a while in the second half, but our defense was unacceptable tonight. We have to continue to find a way when things are going in the wrong direction to rally and fight. We went away quietly, and the score got lopsided."
Indiana (Pa.) 75, Bowie State 72: The visiting Bulldogs (0-3) led by 15 points at the half but squandered the lead and fell behind in the final two minutes to the Indians (2-0).
Bowie State used runs of 6-0 and 9-0 in the closing 10 minutes of the first half to take a 39-24 halftime lead. Indiana battled back in the second half, tying to the game at 2:18 for a seventh time on a pair of free throws by Mathis Keita. Keita followed with a layup with 1:38 left, and the Indians never gave up the lead. He finished with 21 points and Byron Westmorland (Mervo) had a game-high 22 points for the Bulldogs.
Lauren Chase, one of five players who scored in double figures, led UMBC with 22 points and 10 assists, while Brittany Crowell had 19 points and 14 rebounds.