Macon: "Milk Them Until They're Empty"

By wbng sports

March 3, 2011 Updated Mar 3, 2011 at 12:16 AM EDT

Vestal, NY (Binghamton NY)

It's a very busy week on the campus of Binghamton University.
While the spring sports start up on the diamond and lacrosse field, the winter sports start wrapping up.

The BU basketball teams hit the road today for the post season tournament.

For the men it's a return to the playoffs after being forced to sit out last year.
And while Greer Wright is their unquestioned leader on offense, the team will take offensive contributions from wherever they can get them.

Coach Mark Macon says, " You always milk the cow until it's empty. You go to the well and you milk it until it's empty. You have to. We will ride that out. If it's Kyrie, we'll milk Kyrie until he's empty. If it's Greer we'll do the same."

Wright says, " Kyrie plays great on the inside, and that's where the biggest thing is. If he gets going early Thursday that opens things up a lot where they have to double him and leaves me, Jimmy, Chretien and Moussa with open jump shots."

BU faces UMBC in the first round, a team they split with in the regular season.

On the women's side the Bearcats will be without their offensive leader.
Andrea Holmes is done for the season after tearing a ligament in her knee.
That means the team's only senior, Jackie Ward, will need to step up and fill those shoes at the point guard position.

"The coaches have helped me a lot and my teammates have helped me a lot to pick up my ability at the 1. I think now I've finally got to the point where I can switch to the point guard mindset and be able to run the team and run the plays the right way."

Binghamton will face New Hampshire in the conference quarterfinals.
That game is set for Friday at 2:35 in Hartford.

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