BINGHAMTON 71, UMBC 51 -Senior forward Darryl Proctor recorded his 10th double double of the season with 18 points and 14 rebounds last night, but the cold-shooting Retrievers lost their final America East road game of 2008-09.
The Bearcats (20-8, 13-3) won for the eighth straight time and clinched the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament. UMBC, the last team to defeat the Bearcats, fell to 12-16, 6-9.
The Retrievers can still finish as high as fifth in the league if they beat Albany on Sunday and New Hampshire loses to Stony Brook.
UMBC hit only 22 of 62 shots from the field, and freshmen Jake Wasco and Brett Burrier (Winters Mill) both fouled out. Jay Greene scored 10 points.
Emanuel Mayben had 18 points for Binghamton.