Women's Basketball Visits Binghamton
ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany women’s basketball team has concluded its home schedule for the 2017-18 regular season and will finish with two games on the road before the America East Tournament. The first of the two games will be played Thursday evening at Binghamton.
In their last game, the Great Danes defeated UMBC 79-45 on Senior Day. Following the game, the team recognized the three seniors on this year’s roster: Bose Aiyalogbe, Tiana-Jo Carter and Jessica Féquière. The victory avenges the loss to the Retrievers last season at SEFCU Arena that snapped the Danes’ 24-game home winning streak.
During the game, Féquière made her 60th consecutive start, and Carter recorded her 151st career block, moving into a tie with Gia Sanders for the career program record.
Binghamton most recently defeated UMass Lowell 52-38 on its own Senior Day. The Bearcats have won each of its last four games and eight of its last nine.
UAlbany sits tied atop the America East standings with Maine, with both teams sporting 11-3 conference records. Binghamton is currently third, one game back. The Bearcats hold the second-best overall record of 19-8, one game ahead of Maine and three games behind UAlbany.
Following the game at Binghamton, the Great Danes will close the 2017-18 regular season on Sunday, February 25 at Maine. The America East Tournament begins Saturday, March 3 in Portland, Maine.
THE OUTLOOK: BINGHAMTON (19-8, 10-4 AE) | Thursday, February 22, 7:00 p.m. | Vestal, N.Y.
Last we met: W, 63-46, January 15, 2018, Albany, N.Y.
Tale of the Tape:
- Binghamton is 8-4 at home this season
- UAlbany is 8-4 on the road
- Binghamton is 10-2 since losing to UAlbany earlier this season; UAlbany is 9-2
- Against common opponents, UAlbany and Binghamton are both 11-3
- UAlbany leads the America East in scoring offense (69.8 ppg) and assists (15.7 apg)
- Binghamton leads in shooting defense (.356), rebounding (39.9 rpg), and blocked shots
- UAlbany leads in offensive rebounding (15.0 orpg); Binghamton leads in defensive rebounding (27.7 drpg)
- Binghamton’s Imani Watkins leads in scoring (20.7 ppg); Féquière is second (17.8 ppg)
- Binghamton’s Alyssa James leads in rebounding (10.0 rpg) and blocks (3.4 bpg)
- Mackenzie Trpcic leads in assists (6.8 apg)
- UAlbany is on a 13-game winning streak against Binghamton
KEYBANK KEYS TO VICTORY (#KEYBANKKEYS):
- Frontrunning: UAlbany is 17-0 when leading at halftime
- From Deep: UAlbany is 11-0 when hitting more threes than opponents
- Momentum: UAlbany is 17-4 following a victory
Series History: UAlbany leads 38-25
2016-17 Record: 13-17, (8-8 AE); fifth place America East; AE quarterfinalist
Top Offensive Player: Imani Watkins, Sr., G, (21.4 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 3.1 apg)