Normally when going up against Stony Brook, coaches have to figure out how to contain reigning America East Player of the Year Jameel Warney. But for the Binghamton men’s basketball on Sunday, it was Carson Puriefoy that caught fire and led the Seawolves to victory.
Binghamton may not always finish at the top of the pack athletically, but academically, the Bearcats are the top dog. Last spring, Binghamton University had the largest number of student-athletes earn this distinction. 142 Bearcats were awarded a spot on the AE Honor Roll, thanks in part to the support provided by the Student-Athlete Success Center.
Eighteen games deep in the 2014-15 season, and the Binghamton men’s basketball team has just earned its first win against a Division I opponent. Binghamton outscored Maine, 36-16, in the second half of their Saturday afternoon matchup at the Events Center to come away with a 65-46 win after eight long weeks punctuated by hard losses.
After a trying non-conference schedule that featured matchups with Notre Dame, Providence, and University at Buffalo, the Binghamton men’s basketball team was supposed to be ready to face America East opponents in January. What was supposed to happen did not.
Behind for 39:46.2 of tonight’s game, the Binghamton men’s basketball team finally saw its efforts actualized on the scoreboard: BU pulled ahead, 68-67, over Mount St. Mary’s with just 13.8 seconds remaining until the final buzzer.
Shouldering a pair of losses on the road this past week and with just three weeks remaining until its first America East matchup, the Binghamton men’s basketball team is in crunch time to find its rhythm.