VESTAL, N.Y. -- Zarko Valjarevic scored 25 points and Maine beat Binghamton 64-60 Saturday night.
The Black Bears (11-15, 6-7 America East Conference) won their third straight thanks to Valjarevic and Alasdair Fraser, who posted a double-double (10 points, 11 rebounds). Justin Edwards also finished in double figures for Maine with 12 points.Maine led 33-20 at halftime, but Binghamton (3-23, 1-12) rallied behind a monster performance by Jordan Reed. He scored 29 points and grabbed 17 rebounds -- 10 offensive. But while Reed went 11 for 15 at the foul line, he needed 32 shots from the field to hit nine baskets.Valjarevic, meanwhile, was 5 of 11 from the floor -- all 3-pointers. He made 10 of 12 free throws.Maine led throughout the second half. Binghamton got within 60-55 with 1:33 left, but two free throws each by Xavier Pollard and Valjarevic clinched it.Binghamton's Jimmy Gray scored 13.
Binghamton's Jordan Reed scored 29 points in Saturday's loss to Maine, but took 32 shots to get his 29 points. The 32 field goal attempts are tied for the most by a Division I player this season (C.J. McCollum, Nov. 9).