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Bearcats ready to battle UMBC for positioning in AEast

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The America East is relatively tight top to bottom. Stony Brook is clearly the cream of the crop at 7-0 in league play with three teams at 4-2, UMass Lowell at 3-4, three others at 2-4, and BU and UMBC at 1-5. UMass Lowell remains ineligible for the postseason as part of their probation upon going to Division I. With just two games left in the first trip through the conference, the Bearcats are still just a few wins away from climbing the standings and securing a higher seed come tournament time.

Coming off a win on Sunday on the road against UMass Lowell, Binghamton has a great chance to string two W's together on Wednesday as they host UMBC. The Retrievers are technically ahead of the Bearcats in the standings with a 5-16 record, one win better than BU's 4-15. Even so, both are struggling in conference so the whoever wins tonight is doing themselves a huge favor.

"When I look at the league having been through almost everybody, I think Stony Brook and Albany have established themselves as the top teams in the league I think there's very little separation 3-9," said Tommy Dempsey, Bearcats Head Coach. "I say that, you have two teams, us and UMBC right down at the bottom now, but I think both of us can play. Both of us probably feel like we belong more toward the middle and we're both trying to work our way there and [tonight] is going to be a good step for one of us."

BU and UMBC tip-off at 7:00.