NCAA News Wire

Navy 70, Binghamton 68

Alan Draper profile picture
We sometimes use affiliate links in our content, when clicking on those we might receive a commission – at no extra cost to you. By using this website you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy.

Senior guard Brandon Venturini scored a season-high 26 points to lead Navy to its first victory of the young season, 70-68 over Binghamton on Sunday evening in the consolation game of the Springfield Bracket of the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament in Uncasville, Conn.

Navy (1-4) trailed 53-42 with just over 13 minutes left in the second half after leading 32-31 at halftime. However, the Midshipmen rallied a deficit and caught the Bearcats at 62-62 on guard Zach Fong’s 3-pointer with 5:10 left. The teams went scoreless for nearly the next two minutes before Venturini broke the tie with a 3-pointer.

Venturini, whose career high is 28 points, hit two free throw to make it a five-point game with just over two minutes left. He hit two more foul shots with 34 seconds remaining to put his team up 69-65.

After Binghamton guard Romello Walker canned a 3-pointer from the wing to make it 69-68, Navy guard Tilman Dunbar (11 points) hit one of two free throws with 19 seconds left for the final margin.

Binghamton (1-4) had two chances to tie but guard Yosef Yacob missed from underneath and forward Willie Rodriguez’s banked 3-pointer rimmed out at the buzzer.

Rodriguez led Binghamton with 15 points. Yacob and forward Dusan Perovic, who finished 3-for-3 on 3-point attempts, had 12 each for the Bearcats, and forward Nick Madray added 10.

Alan is an experienced writer of online betting and casino guides. He is one of the main editors of Basketballinsiders.

Trending Now