Reed's 'mistake' hurts the Bearcats

By Travis Eldridge

January 31, 2014 Updated Jan 31, 2014 at 1:18 AM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Jordan Reed is one of the most vocal players on the court for the BU men's basketball team. But it was his actions, not his mouth that hurt BU on Wednesday night against UMBC.

Down five early in the second half, Brett Roseboro hung on the rim above Reed. Jordan took offense to it by hurling the ball at the UMBC big man.

Both were assessed technical fouls, but the Retrievers drilled a three afterwards and took an eight point lead. Binghamton never could claw all the way back, eventually losing by 12.

Coach Tommy Dempsey wasn't very happy with Reed's reaction.

"I didn't like it, I didn't like his response," Dempsey said afterward. "I thought the kid taunted, and I didn't like that but I think we have to handle it better because we should have been shooting a technical, not both teams shooting a technical. Then it goes to the possession arrow, which they have, so it was a mistake."

The Bearcats travel to UMass-Lowell for their next game on Saturday. BU lost in the Events Center to the River Hawks earlier this season.