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Binghamton 81, Columbia 79

Binghamton scores 6 points in final 5.6 seconds to stun Columbia in men’s college basketball

Jacob Falko had 24 points to lead Binghamton.Binghamton athletics

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. — Jacob Falko had 24 points and Binghamton scored 6 points in the final 5.6 seconds to beat Columbia, 81-79, Wednesday.

Down 79-75, Falko sank a long 3-pointer to get within 1 point and John McGriff stole Columbia’s inbound pass. McGriff backed up to the 3-point line and made another 3 with 1.3 left, and Columbia’s heave at the buzzer hit hard off the backboard.

Christian Hinckson scored 20 points and Miles Gibson added 19 points for the Bearcats (3-2). McGriff scored 6 points.

Blair Thompson led the way for the Lions (2-5) with 22 points and seven rebounds. Geronimo Rubio De La Rosa added 18 points and six rebounds and Zinou Bedri had 14 points two steals.