The 2020-21 Binghamton University Bearcats Women’s Basketball season officially gets under way this afternoon, as they host the Fairleigh Dickinson Knights, with a tip off at 4pm in the Events Center.

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There will be no crowd, mascots, or pageantry of an opening day, as COVID-19 restrictions will not allow fans to attend, nor will radio broadcasts be allowed for either Women or Men’s games to start the season. This afternoon’s game can be seen on ESPN+

WNBF’s Roger Neel will be providing live Facebook pre-game, half time, and post-game updates, and info on the Bearcats Facebook Page.

The Bearcats Women held their annual preseason media day yesterday afternoon at the Events Center, among those in attendance was BU Women’s basketball head coach Bethann Shapiro Ord, and sophomore guard Denai Bowman.

One of the topics was dealing with the pandemic during the off season, and preparations for the start of the 2020-21 schedule, and how the team as come together after a long wait to finally begin the season.

This will be the Bearcat Women’s first game, and they face a team (Fairleigh Dickinson Knights) they have beaten the last three times they have met, including a 60-48 victory on the road last November.

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The Knights have played one game this season, a 70-44 lost to St Johns this past Saturday.

After this afternoon’s home opener, The BU Women will play two games on the road at Stony Brook, and then return home for two games against University of Maryland Baltimore County.

The Bearcat Men’s basketball team will kick off their 2020-21 season this Saturday December 5th with a home opener against Marist College.

Go Bearcats!

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