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Binghamton Men's Basketball Upsets Stony Brook 78-72, Advancing in America East Playoffs

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Stony Brook, N.Y. -

The No. 7 Bearcats upset No. 2 Stony Brook 78-72 in the America East Quarterfinals, advancing for the first time since 2009.

The Bearcats were able to take an early lead and extend it to as many as 24 points. Stony Brook came in with 24 wins and votes in the Mid-Major Top 25 poll. America East Rookie of the Year Sam Sessoms had a team high of 26 points. 

Saturday's win marks the first time in four years the No. 7 seed upset the No. 2 seed in the America East Quarterfinal. The Bearcats are now 3-31 all time against the Sea Wolves. 

Binghamton advances to No. 1 Vermont on Tuesday.