The start of the 2019-20 basketball season is here and tonight (Tuesday) the Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball team opens on the road in Ithaca against the Cornell Big Red.  It is the opening game for both teams.

The Bearcats have nine newcomers on their 2019-20 roster.They lost their second, third and fourth leading scorers due to graduation. They do return their top gun in Rookie of the Year Sam Sessoms who averaged 17.6 points per game.  The Bearcats have added more size with 7'0" center Yarden Willis from Seward County Community College expected to start against the Big Red.

Cornell lost senior Matt Morgan who averaged over 22 points per game last year.  One returner who averaged over 11 points per game  last year is Jimmy Boeheim, the son of  Syracuse basketball coach Jim Boeheim.

Cornell leads the series 10-4 and has won four of the last five meetings. Last year Morgan exploded for 38 points as the Big red registered an 86-75 win at the Events Center.  BU's Sam Sessoms scored 27 points in his college debut.

Tonight's game is part of a Bearcat doubleheader on News Radio 1290 WNBF.  The BU women visit Siena at 5 PM with air at 4:45 with Cam LaVallee.  The men follow with a scheduled 7 PM start.

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