Hartford holds off Binghamton 76-69 with free throws
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Jalen Ross and Jason Dunne scored 22 points apiece and Hartford cashed in on Binghamton’s early foul trouble by hitting 32 of 37 free throws to win 76-69 on Wednesday night, ending a two-game skid.
J.R. Lynch scored 16 points, Hassan Attia grabbed 10 rebounds, and the Hawks (9-21, 4-11 America East) shot 86.5 percent from the free throw line on 29 Bearcats fouls. Ross made 15 of 16 free throws.
Trailing 38-32 at halftime, Binghamton’s Everson Davis scored six straight and the Bearcats closed to 46-44. Dunne hit a 3-pointer and a jumper and Hartford led 51-44 midway through the second half and led by as many as 10. The Bearcats rallied, closing to 72-69 on Thomas Bruce’s dunk with 39 seconds left, but the Hawks sealed it with four free throws down the stretch.
Davis scored 19 points with six 3s for Binghamton (12-18, 3-12).