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Dempsey on Bruce: 'When they go in there they are looking for him.'

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VESTAL (WBNG) - The Binghamton men's basketball team is riding high on a five-game winning streak following Wednesday night's victory over Army. Junior center Thomas Bruce played a huge role for the Bearcats setting a career-high with six blocks, including five in the first half. Bruce helped limit the Black Knights to under 40-percent shooting from the field. 

The Washington D.C. native also added eleven points and eight rebounds in his 32 minutes. 

Binghamton head coach Tommy Dempsey says Bruce impacted the entire game on the defensive end of the court.

"It sends a message," said Binghamton head coach Tommy Dempsey. "I think five blocks at halftime, it really sends a message so when they go in there they are looking for him. So, I think it's not just the blocks. Physiologically it affects the game when you have a guy in the middle like that, and it builds the confidence of our perimeter defenders because they know their job now is to not give up threes and Thomas can take care of the twos. That's been a formula that's been successful for us the last two (games), especially against two teams that shoot the lights out."

Binghamton takes its five-game winning streak on the road Saturday to Loyola University. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. 

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