Thursday, November 26, 2009

Around the League: November 26, 2009

Yesterday's games:
Binghamton 66, Arkansas-Monticello 56
Consider this the high point of the Bearcats' season so far. While Binghamton (2-4) was facing a Division-II team, Arkansas-Monticello lost to Atlantic 10 contender Duquesne by just three points. Given that knowledge, a ten-point win constitutes legitimate progress for the Bearcats, whose other win to date came at home against Division-II doormat Bloomsburg after much difficulty. Greer Wright scored 18 points for Binghamton, securing a spot on the O'Reilly Auto Parts College Basketball Experience Classic All-Tournament team. The Bearcats return to action Saturday against Rider.

Harvard 78, New Hampshire 60
After dropping a close game to Army, Harvard (4-1) recovered by putting the hurt on New Hampshire (1-2) from the get-go. The Crimson built a 20-point halftime lead with an enormous shooting advantage. Through 20 minutes, Harvard sank more than 60 percent of its shots, more than half of its threes and 13-of-14 free throws. The Wildcats, by comparison, made 19 percent of their shots before the break. UNH is still searching for its first win against a Division-I opponent this season; Metro Atlantic bottom-feeder; Marist, still reeling from its demolition at the hands of Hartford, should provide a good opportunity.

There are no games scheduled for Thanksgiving Day.

Friday's games:
Vermont at Drexel, 1:00 PM

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