Danes need to stop Mayben, BU
The Bearcats are rolling as of late and most of it has to do with Troy native Emmanuel 'Tiki' Mayben.
Mayben led Binghamton back from 25 points down in the second half at Vermont and then hit a game-winning shot against Stony Brook on Saturday.
Here's a story on Mayben from today's Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin.
Binghamton is tied for second place with Vermont at 8-3, one game behind Boston University for tops in the conference.
The Bearcats also have D.J. Rivera, a Saint Joseph's transfer, who is averaging a league-best 20.4 points per game. That total also puts him 23rd nationally.
The Great Danes have beaten all three teams ahead of them, but if they lose this game and split with all three teams, not only will their losing streak hit three games, but they will sink to 5-6 in the America East.
UAlbany is hobbled with Will Harris dealing with tendinitis in his knee, something coach Will Brown said would keep him out of practice on Friday, the day before the Vermont game and Anthony Raffa is still dealing with a sore toe.
Raffa and sophomore Tim Ambrose combined for 41 points in the first meeting and Harris added 18 points and 10 rebounds.
Also, Mayben had probably his worst game of the season, one point on 0-for-7 shooting.
Everyone will need to come to play tonight if the Great Danes are going to turn things around.
Prediction: Binghamton 72, UAlbany 66 (If you recognize the score, it's because it's the same one UAlbany won by back in January. My record is 16-7)