Bearcats stay upbeat after loss to 'Cuse

By wbng sports

December 8, 2013 Updated Dec 8, 2013 at 8:04 PM EDT

(WBNG BINGHAMTON) Sunday brought another loss for the Binghamton men's basketball team, but one can hardly blame them. After all, nobody expected the Bearcats to beat No. 4 Syracuse at the Carrier Dome.

But the effort was there for BU. The Bearcats actually jumped out to an 8 point lead early before succumbing to the Orange.

For Binghamton, there are a few things to feel good about: they rebounded pretty well, they got to the foul line often and above all, they never hung their heads.

"You take the fact that we continued to compete...I thought we were very together," said head coach Tommy Dempsey. "I didn't think we hung our heads. I've been telling them we've got to play like brothers. I thought through a tough stretch in that first half we never wavered and we kept coming at them."

"Coach always tells us to play as a brotherhood," said sophomore Jordan Reed, who scored 26 points against the Orange. "I like to call huddles just to settle us down. That we're all in and we just worry about our team. As long as we play hard, that's all that matters to us."

BU will continue its four game road stretch against Monmouth Saturday. Syracuse plays St. John's at Madison Square Garden next Sunday.

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