Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton)
On the basketball court, the season starts one month today for the men's team.
And the team has work to do to replace some key pieces lost to graduation.
As usual, the team loses some scoring, but more importantly may be the big rebounds the Bearcats used to get from Greer Wright and Mohammed Jabbi.
But BU feels they can get all that from one place, 6-foot-9 senior Kyrie Sutton. And the plan is simple to get him involved.
Coach Mark Macon says, " Give him more touches. Give him more touches. But he'll have to do yeoman's work as well. Some rebounds. If he wants more touches, go get some of those missed shots those guys put up, those bricks. Catch the ball and score around the basket. And get out on the court because he's just as fast as our guards."
Foul trouble has always limited Sutton's time in the past.
BU can go big this year with 4 players 6-8 or taller.
On the women's side, the Bearcats are waiting out Andrea Holmes return from knee surgery.
But more than her numbers, she has been the undisputed #1 option for the team, and they need to find another option right now.
Senior Viive Rebane says, " Each game you look at who has a good day. Who is making shots. If someone already has like 25 points then obviously you have to try and get her the shot. So it all depends on the situation, we're not just going to say this person is going to do it for us."
Holmes still plans on being back this season, but in her absence BU does return their top 5 scorers from last season.