Binghamton Bearcats Head To Syracuse to Meet The Orange
The Binghamton Bearcats travel to Syracuse tomorrow to meet the nation’s fourth-ranked men’s basketball team in the nation. Game time is 7 PM with airtime at 6:45 on News Radio 1290 WNBF. BU has played Syracuse four times prior to tomorrow’s night’s game. The Orange have won all four. The last time the two squared off was on December 11, 2004 when Syracuse rolled to an 86-56 victory.
In that 2004 game Andre Heard scored 17 points while Troy Hailey connected for 16 points. Hakim Warrick led all scorers with 20 points for Syracuse while Gerry McNamara scored 18 points including a 4-8 showing from three-point range.
The Bearcats are coming off their second win of the season. They defeated Mount St. Mary’s on Wednesday evening 74-70. Syracuse toppled Indiana 69-52 earlier this week. Trevor Cooney led the Orange with 21 points. One of the key’s for Syracuse is forcing turnovers. They are forcing an average of 17.3 turnovers per game. The Bearcats are averaging 15.5 turnovers per outing.
Binghamton is paced by sophomore standout Jordan Reed who is averaging 15.4 points a game. Speedy guard Marlon Beck is right behind with 13.3 points per contest. For Syracuse C.J. Fair is the top gun averaging 17.6 points per game.