The third season is almost here for the Binghamton Bearcats women's basketball team. The post-season gets underway for the Bearcats at 2:30 tomorrow (Saturday) afternoon (air at 2:15 on News Radio 1290 WNBF) when they meet the Maine Black Bears in Portland, Maine in an America East Quarterfinal Playoff Game.

Maine defeated BU in the regular season finale for both teams last weekend by a 62-49 final.  Binghamton took the first game in this year's series with a 58-52 decision at the Events Center.  The two teams met in the 2015 playoffs and Maine won that test 78-71. That is the only time the two have squared off in tournament competition.

Maine enters the contest as a fourth seed while the Bearcats are a fifth seed.  With Maine's win over BU last Sunday the Black Bears finish the regul;ar season at 9-7 while the Bearcats finish 8-8.

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The winner of the Binghamton versus Maine  game will face the winner of the New Hampshire versus Stony Brook game.  That semifinal would be at 2 PM on Sunday.