Men's hoops returns home to play Binghamton Tuesday

Tommy Brenton

Feb. 11, 2013

2012-13 Stony Brook Men's Basketball

Game #24: Binghamton (3-20) at Stony Brook (17-6) 
Tue., Feb. 12  •  Pritchard Gym  •  Stony Brook, N.Y.  •  7 p.m.

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Stony Brook Seawolves (17-6, 8-2 America East)
Head Coach: Steve Pikiell, eighth season
Overall Record: 117-142
Record at SBU: 112-124

Binghamton Bearcats (3-20, 1-9 America East)
Head Coach: Tommy Dempsey, first season
Overall Record: 210-137
Record at BU: 3-20

About the Game
Stony Brook, which had played 13 of its last 18 games on the road, returns home for a steady three-game homestand, beginning Tuesday with Binghamton. The Seawolves are entering the home stretch of the conference schedule as they chase their second consecutive regular season crown. They have won their last 14 conference home games. They are facing a Binghamton team that they have beaten five times in a row, including the last two at home. This is the 56th all-time meeting between the two teams, and the Seawolves lead the series 30-25. 



Scouting Binghamton
The Bearcats are in the midst of a five-game losing streak, which comes after an upset win at Maine that represents their only conference victory of the year. Overall, Binghamton has dropped 17 of its last 18 games in a season that is considered rebuilding under first-year head coach Tommy Dempsey. The Bearcats have struggled mightily on offense, ranking last in the conference in scoring offense (56.4 PPG), field goal percentage (.378) and three-point field goal percentage (.283). Binghamton does get a ton of offense out of one man - Jordan Reed - who ranks second in the league in scoring at 16.1 PPG. He has been the team's leading scorer in 17 of BU's 24 games this season. Jimmy Gray has provided support from the perimeter. He is averaging 10.4 PPG and supplied the game-winning three-pointer to beat Maine.

The Last Meeting
Stony Brook62
January 9, 2013
Vestal, N.Y.
Defense, 30-7 run lead men's hoops over Binghamton 62-37
The Stony Brook men's basketball team held Binghamton to a season-low 26.4 percent shooting while exploding on offense in the second half with a 30-7 run to come away with a 62-37 victory over the Bearcats Wednesday at the Events Center.

Last Time Out
Stony Brook held a nine-point lead over Hartford early in the second half, but the Hawks connected on seven three-pointers and took advantage of the Seawolves' cold offense as Hartford came away with a 60-55 upset win last Sunday. The loss came despite a career high 21 points from Jameel Warney, who also had nine rebounds, two assists and a block. Tommy Brenton added 11 points, six rebounds and five assists, and Anthony Jackson scored 10 points.