Reed adjusting to new role for the Bearcats

By wbng sports

January 28, 2014 Updated Jan 28, 2014 at 7:48 PM EDT

Vestal, NY (WBNG Binghamton) The BU men's basketball team finished a brutal stretch Sunday. It was the teams fourth game against a team ranked top four in the America East. Brutal is also a good way to describe how the game went up in Vermont.

The Bearcats scored a season-low 13 points in the first half and managed just 39 for the game.

For the third straight game, sophomore Jordan Reed didn't score in double figures. Prior to this stretch, which included sitting out against Albany, Reed had recorded nine straight games scoring double digits.

Coach Tommy Dempsey said it's part of him adjusting to a new role, especially as some of the freshman continue to excel.

"Really trying to help him become a mature basketball player," said Dempsey. "I'm sure he doesn't always, he's probably not too happy that he's coming off the bench but at the same time, it's part of his development process right now and I think it's an important part for him to be come the best player he can be."

After playing four straight games against the top four teams in the conference, the Bearcats get a bit of a break. BU faces UMBC at home Wednesday night. The Retrievers are just 2-5 in the America East this season, which is just a slot above Binghamton in the standings.