Show sets Binghamton school record for 3-pointers

Show sets Binghamton school record for 3-pointers

J.C. Show nailed a school record 10 shots from 3-point range Saturday to lead Binghamton University to an 83-60 romp over host Maine University in an America East men’s basketball game.

Show went 7-for-7 from long range in the second half and 10-for-14 from the game.

The record had been shared by Show, teammate Sam Sessoms and two others who made eight in a game.

“It was one of those things where the shots are feeling good coming off my hand,” said Show, a senior guard from Abington Heights. “I have to give credit to my teammates. They found me in open spots and the timing was right.

“That’s so important when you’re trying to get your feet set and get on balance and be ready to shoot the basketball.”

All 30 of Show’s points came on 3-pointers and he led the team to a single game school record of 19 made.

Show helped Binghamton improve to 5-10 in the America East and 9-21 overall. Maine is 2-12 and 5-25.

Binghamton, which has one regular-season game remaining Tuesday against Albany, has clinched seventh seed for the America East Tournament. Last season, the Bearcats missed out on the eight-team tournament, which determines a qualifier for the NCAA Division I Tournament.

Show, a graduate student who had started his college basketball career at Bucknell University, is on a roll as he approaches the final games of his college career.

In the last 5 games, Show is averaging exactly 20 points per game, a number he has exceeded in 3 of those games. Show has raised his season average from 9.8 to 11.4 during that time with the help of shooting 59.6 percent (28-for-47) on 3-pointers.

“I feel that a lot of the work and the extra shooting I’ve been doing is starting to work and play out on the court,” said Show, who was 6-for-6 from long distance against Vermont during his recent surge.