UAlbany Men's Basketball Hosts Binghamton for Senior Night
ALBANY, N.Y. – The UAlbany men’s basketball will complete its America East regular season on Tuesday, February 27th, hosting rival Binghamton in the SEFCU Arena at 7 p.m.
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This is UAlbany’s final game before the start of the America East Tournament. 4-seed UAlbany will host 5-seed Stony Brook on Saturday, March 3rd at 7 p.m. at SEFCU.
UAlbany got back in the win column on Saturday, defeating Maine 89-79 to improve to 21-9 overall and 9-6 in America East play. Binghamton fell at Hartford 67-57 on Saturday for its third straight loss. The Bearcats are in ninth place, standing 11-19 overall and 2-13 in the conference.
Binghamton won the regular season meeting on January 15th 79-66 in Vestal. UAlbany had won the previous 14 meetings before that contest, leading the all-time series 70-30, including 20-14 in the America East era.
KEYBANK KEYS TO VICTORY (#KEYBANKKEYS):
--Senior Honor: UAlbany has won each Senior Night since the 2012-13 season.
--Hold Serve: UAlbany is 12-2 at home this season.
--Rebound!: UAlbany has a +7.0 rebounding margin, Binghamton is at -0.2.
APPROACHING SEASON SCORING RECORD: Joe Cremo is approaching the UAlbany single season scoring record. This year, averaging 17.8 points per game, he has totaled 534 points. The record at UAlbany is held by teammate David Nichols, who had 625 points last season.
Cremo’s personal season record was last season, scoring 553 points as a sophomore.
BOX OUT!: UAlbany has outrebounded its opponents in 24 of 30 contests, standing with the best rebounding margin in the America East at +7.0, and 13th in all of Division I. Second in the league is New Hampshire at +6.1. Greig Stire (8.2), Travis Charles (5.6) and Alex Foster (4.5) stand in the top-20 in the America East in rebounding.
STEADY STIRE: A former walk-on turned scholarship player, Greig Stire has been one of the constants in the UAlbany lineup the last four seasons. Stire is second in UAlbany history with 130 total games played and fourth with 97 starts. With 703 career rebounds, he stands 10th in UAlbany history.
THE WALKING BUCKET: Nicknamed the “Walking Bucket” by head coach Will Brown after the win over Colgate, Travis Charles has earned double digit points in 26 of 30 games this season, averaging 14.9 points per contest and shooting 55.2% from the field. He is also averaging 5.6 boards a contest.
NICHOLS NAMED TO LOU HENSON AWARD WATCH LIST: UAlbany junior guard David Nichols has been named to the 2017-18 Lou Henson Award Preseason Watch List. The Lou Henson Award is given each year to the top Division I mid-major player.
STREAKS: Greig Stire has earned at least one board in each of the past 101 games, including a single game record 15 rebounds at Hartford on January 22nd, 2017.
Joe Cremo has scored points in each of his last 96 games going back to Nov. 19, 2015. David Nichols, scoring in each game all of 2016-17, is on a 67-game scoring streak. Stire has scored in 55 consecutive games while Travis Charles has a 50-game scoring streak.
WELCOME TO NEW YORK: UAlbany will play ten regular season games against teams from the Empire State, including seven at home. UAlbany will take on Iona, Oneonta, Colgate, Columbia, Siena, Canisius, Stony Brook (twice) and Binghamton (twice). This season, UAlbany is 8-1 against in-state opponents.
SCOUTING BINGHAMTON: Binghamton will be playing its final game of the season in Tuesday’s contest. Junior guard JC Show is the team’s leading scorer, averaging 14 points per game, including 74 three-point field goals. In the post, junior forward Thomas Bruce nearly earns a double-double a game, picking up 11.2 points and nine rebounds a game, shooting 59.8% from the field.