It's showtime for America East basketball teams.  Tonight (Thursday) the BU men's team opens conference play on the road at the University of Maryland Baltimore County.  Tipoff is set for 7 PM with pre-game coverage beginning at 6:45 on News Radio 1290 WNBF.

Both teams have had record-setting non-conference portions of their season.  Binghamton is 9-6 with more wins in non-conference play than ever before at the Division I level.  The Retrievers are 9-4 and off to their best start in 30 seasons of Division I competition.

The Bearcats hold a 16-13 advantage in the series but the Retrievers hold a 9-4 edge on their home court.  In the last meeting at the Retrievers Athletic Center UMBC won in overtime 80-79 on February 24, 2016.

Tonight's game can be heard on News Radio 1290 WNBF beginning at 6:45.  The Bearcats return home to host UMass Lowell on Sunday at 2 PM.

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