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Men tied for sixth, women third in AE preseason polls

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BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - The America East released its preseason polls for men's and women's basketball on Thursday. The Binghamton men were picked for finish tied for sixth with UMass Lowell. The BU women were chosen to finish third. The preseason polls are voted for by the conference's coaches. 

The Binghamton men finished eighth in the America East last season, but suffered multiple injuries, including a season-ending injury to J.C. Show. 

America East Men's Preseason Poll:

1. Vermont

2. Albany

3. UMBC

4. Stony Brook

5. New Hampshire

T6. Binghamton

T6. UMass Lowell

8. Hartford

9. Maine

The Binghamton women finished fifth in the conference in 2016-17. The Bearcats return four starters including Imani Watkins, Alyssa James and Kai Moon. 

America East Women's Preseason Poll:

1. New Hampshire

2. Albany

3. Binghamton

4. Hartford

5. UMBC

6. Maine

7. Vermont

8. Stony Brook

9. UMass Lowell

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