The Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball team gets an early jump on the  2017-18 season with a four-game, six-day trip through Ontario, Canada from August 8 - 13.  The Bearcats will visit St.Catharines and Toronto.

The Bearcats start things off with a game against Brock University in St. Catherines on August 9. The following night the Bearcats meet Laurier University also in St. Catherines.  Then Binghamton travels to Toronto  for games against Ryerson University on August 12 and close the trip out with a game against McMaster University on August 13.

This is the first such trip taken by the Bearcats.  The regular season won't begin until November.  Binghamton has 11 letterwinners returning  including leading scorer Willie Rodriguez.  Also back is standout guard J C Show who played in the first 12 games last season before being sidelined the rest of the year with a ruptured biceps tendon. Forward Bobby Ahearn, selected as the  team MVP last season, also returns. Coach Tommy Dempsey is back for his sixth season as Binghamton Head Coach.  None of the games in Canada will be count on the Bearcats overall record.

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