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2017–18 Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball team

The 2017–18 Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball team represented Binghamton University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bearcats, led by sixth-year head coach Tommy Dempsey, played their home games at the Binghamton University Events Center as members of the America East Conference. They finished the season 11–20, 2–14 in America East play to finish in last place. They failed to qualify for the America East Tournament.

2017–18 Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball
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ConferenceAmerica East Conference
2017–18 record11–20 (2–14 America East)
Head coachTommy Dempsey (6th season)
Assistant coachBryan Goodman
Assistant coachHerb Courtney
Assistant coachChretien Lukusa
Home stadiumBinghamton University Events Center
Seasons
2017–18 America East Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Vermont 15 1   .938     27 8   .771
UMBC 12 4   .750     25 11   .694
Hartford 11 5   .688     19 14   .576
Albany 10 6   .625     22 10   .688
Stony Brook 7 9   .438     13 19   .406
New Hampshire 6 10   .375     10 21   .323
UMass Lowell 6 10   .375     12 18   .400
Maine 3 13   .188     6 26   .188
Binghamton 2 14   .125     11 20   .355
2018 America East Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

The Bearcats finished the 2016–17 season 12–20, 3–13 in America East play to finish in a tie for eighth place. They lost in the quarterfinals of the America East Tournament to Stony Brook.

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Marlon Beck 1 G 5'11" 175 Senior Bowie, MD Graduated

2017 incoming recruitsEdit

Binghamton did not have any incoming players in the 2017 recruiting class.

2018 incoming recruitsEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Sam Sessoms
PG
Bryn Mawr, PA The Shipley School 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jul 21, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Carter Stewart
PF
Scotia, NY Mekeel Christian Academy 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Aug 15, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Calistus Anyichie
PF
Elizabeth, NJ St. Mary of the Assumption High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jul 7, 2017 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2018 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2017-10-22.

Leo Gallagher = Local Superstar

PreseasonEdit

In a poll by the conference’s nine head coaches (who were not allowed to pick their own team) at the America East media day, the Bearcats were picked to finish in a tie for sixth place in the America East.[1]

RosterEdit

2017–18 Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Fard Muhammad 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Montverde Academy Windermere, FL
G 4 Timmy Rose 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Scranton Prep Scranton, PA
G/F 5 Tyler Stewart 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Fr St. Andrew's Episcopal Silver Spring, MD
G 10 Yosef Yacob 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Archbishop John Carroll Chester, PA
F 14 Jordan McRae 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Half Hollow Hills East Dix Hills, NY
F 15 Bobby Ahearn 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Marshfield/Marianapolis Prep Marshfeild, MA
F 20 Caleb Stewart 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Jr Mekeel Christian Academy
St. Leo
Glenville, NY
G 22 Everson Davis 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Peddie School Saint Kitts
G/F 25 Justin McFadden 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Lower Marion Philadelphia, PA
G/F 30 John Schurman 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Fayetteville–Manlius Syracuse, NY
F 32 Thomas Bruce 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr DeMatha Catholic Washington, D.C.
G 33 J. C. Show 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Abington Heights
Bucknell
Clarks Summit, PA
G/F 40 Albert Odero 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Oneonta Oneonta, NY
F/C 41 Dusan Perovic 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr South Kent School Podgorica, Montenegro
F 42 Willie Rodriguez 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr East River/Cheshire Academy Orlando, FL
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: October 18, 2017

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
Nov 10, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Morgan State W 76–59  1–0
Binghamton University Events Center (2,748)
Vestal, NY
Nov 13, 2017*
7:00 pm
at Cornell L 84–94  1–1
Newman Arena (968)
Ithaca, NY
Nov 16, 2017*
7:00 pm
at George Mason
Cancún Challenge
L 57–69  1–2
EagleBank Arena (2,877)
Fairfax, VA
Nov 18, 2017*
4:00 pm, ESPN3
at Evansville
Cancún Challenge
L 61–66  1–3
Ford Center (3,167)
Evansville, IN
Nov 21, 2017*
12:30 pm
vs. Montana State
Cancún Challenge Mayan Division semifinals
L 64–74  1–4
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya 
Cancún, Mexico
Nov 22, 2017*
12:30 pm
vs. Cal State Northridge
Cancún Challenge Mayan Division 3rd place game
W 70–65  2–4
Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya 
Cancún, Mexico
Nov 26, 2017*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
Hartwick W 97–65  3–4
Binghamton University Events Center (1,850)
Vestal, NY
Nov 29, 2017*
7:30 pm
at Delaware State W 85–64  4–4
Memorial Hall (735)
Dover, DE
Dec 2, 2017*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
Colgate W 76–65  5–4
Binghamton University Events Center (3,640)
Vestal, NY
Dec 6, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Army W 71–66  6–4
Binghamton University Events Center (1,785)
Vestal, NY
Dec 9, 2017*
4:00 pm
at Loyola (MD) W 77–64  7–4
Reitz Arena (787)
Baltimore, MD
Dec 17, 2017*
1:00 pm
at Sacred Heart W 51–48  8–4
William H. Pitt Center (176)
Fairfield, CT
Dec 19, 2017*
7:00 pm, BTN+
at Penn State L 65–80  8–5
Bryce Jordan Center (4,009)
University Park, PA
Dec 22, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
LIU Brooklyn L 66–74  8–6
Binghamton University Events Center (1,758)
Vestal, NY
Dec 30, 2017*
4:00 pm
Elmira W 113–65  9–6
Binghamton University Events Center (2,466)
Vestal, NY
America East regular season
Jan 6, 2018
1:00 pm, ESPN3
Maine L 73–76  9–7
(0–1)
Binghamton University Events Center (2,295)
Vestal, NY
Jan 10, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at New Hampshire L 67–71  9–8
(0–2)
Lundholm Gym (414)
Durham, NH
Jan 13, 2018
2:00 pm, ESPN3
at Hartford L 65–97  9–9
(0–3)
Chase Arena at Reich Family Pavilion (1,505)
Hartford, CT
Jan 15, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Albany W 79–66  10–9
(1–3)
Binghamton University Events Center (3,434)
Vestal, NY
Jan 18, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Stony Brook L 66–77  10–10
(1–4)
Island Federal Credit Union Arena (2,387)
Stony Brook, NY
Jan 21, 2018
2:00 pm, ESPN3
UMass Lowell L 71–79  10–11
(1–5)
Binghamton University Events Center (2,076)
Vestal, NY
Jan 24, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at UMBC L 57–69  10–12
(1–6)
Retriever Activities Center (619)
Catonsville, MD
Jan 27, 2018
4:00 pm, ESPN3
New Hampshire L 52–57  10–13
(1–7)
Binghamton University Events Center (2,643)
Vestal, NY
Jan 31, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Vermont L 54–68  10–14
(1–8)
Binghamton University Events Center (4,445)
Vestal, NY
Feb 3, 2018
1:00 pm, ESPN3
at Maine L 79–81 OT 10–15
(1–9)
Cross Insurance Center (1,045)
Bangor, ME
Feb 8, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
UMBC L 68–78  10–16
(1–10)
Binghamton University Events Center (1,901)
Vestal, NY
Feb 15, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Stony Brook W 69–57  11–16
(2–10)
Binghamton University Events Center (1,967)
Vestal, NY
Feb 18, 2018
2:00 pm, ESPN3
at UMass Lowell L 69–74  11–17
(2–11)
Costello Athletic Center (562)
Lowell, MA
Feb 21, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Vermont L 54–75  11–18
(2–12)
Patrick Gym (2,854)
Burlington, VT
Feb 24, 2018
4:00 pm, ESPN3
Hartford L 57–67  11–19
(2–13)
Binghamton University Events Center (3,714)
Vestal, NY
Feb 27, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Albany L 54–71  11–20
(2–14)
SEFCU Arena (2,148)
Albany, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Source[2]

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