The Sacred Heart University men's basketball team concludes its season-opening road swing with a 4:00 pm game at Binghamton on Saturday. The game is set to air on ESPN3. SHU will be playing for the first time in eight days, last taking the court at UConn last Friday. The game is the home opener for the Bearcats, who have played at Cornell, Michigan State and Columbia to open the season. Fans can watch the game on ESPN3.
SHU and Binghamton are meeting for the fifth time, with the Bearcats holding a 3-1 advantage in the series, including both Division I meetings. The squads last met in Binghamton, November 24, 2018, a 78-73 win for the host. The teams played at the Pitt Center on December 17, 2017, a 51-48 Binghamton win. The first two meetings came in the 1998-99 season, with Binghamton winning 81-69 at home on December 9 and the Pioneers winning at home on January 20, 86-58.
- Jare'l Spellman recorded a career-high 15 rebounds at UConn, with eight on the offensive glass
- The Pioneers are 11th in the nation in free throw percentage (through 11/13) at 83.7 percent
- SHU shot 25-26 from the free throw line at UConn, 96.2 percent, and just shy of the program's single-game mark of 30-31, 96.9 percent, on February 12, 1970 versus SE. Mass Tech
- Spellman became the Pioneers Division I career blocked shots leader in the game, swatting Josh Carlton 29 seconds into the second-half
- Cameron Parker was 8-8 at the free throw line at UConn, equaling a career-high for free throws made in a game
- Kinnon LaRose equaled his career-high in free throws at UConn as well, shooting 6-7
- Aaron Clarke knocked down 3-6 from behind the arc to score 12 at Providence, his 16th career double figure collegiate game
- Tyler Thomas made his collegiate debut at Providence and finished with three boards and an assist