Binghamton Men's Basketball Team Capsule
Each weekday through Oct. 29, an America East men's basketball team will be profiled on AmericaEast.com with a team capsule, head coach interview and info graphics.
Head Coach: Tommy Dempsey
Year at School: 2nd
2012-13 Record: 3-27, 1-15 AE
Finish: 9th (No. 8 seed, 0-1)
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/5
Starters Returning/Lost: 2/3
Top Returnees: Jordan Reed, So., 16.6 ppg, 9.5 rpg in 12-13
Robert Mansell, Jr., 14.0 ppg, 3.3 rpg in 11-12*
*Missed 11-12 season with knee injury.
- Binghamton is poised to improve on its 3-27 mark from a year ago this season.
- The Bearcats were slotted seventh in the America East Coaches' Poll, it's best position since 2009.
- Tommy Dempsey is entering his second season as Binghamton's head coach.
- The Bearcats have eight letterwinners back from last year's team, inluding sophomore Jordan Reed, an America East preseason all-conference choice.
- Reed ranked second among league leaders in scoring (16.6 ppg) last year and earned third-team All-America East and all-rookie honors.
- Reed also led the conference in rebounding (9.5 rpg), joining Vermont's Brian Voelkel as the only freshman to accomplish that feat.
- Reed racked up a league-best 13 doubles-doubles last year, the most among guards in the nation.
- Teaming with Reed in the backcourt is junior Robert Mansell, who's back after missing last season with a knee injury.
- Mansell led Bingahmton in scoring during the 2011-12 campaign, scoring 14.0 points per game.
- Binghamton opens its season at home against Loyola on Nov. 8.