The Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball team returns to action Saturday, January 2 when they meet the Penn Quakers.

This is the third meeting all-time between the two teams.  Penn owns a 2-0 advantage in the series with a 65-54 win at home in 2012 and a 79-70 victory at the Events Center last December.  Heading into the weekend the Quakers are 5-7 while the Bearcats are 3-9.  Last time out the Quakers fell to 16th-ranked Villanova 77-57 while the Bearcats topped Mount St. Mary's 62-53 in Vestal.

In the win over the Mountaineers Willie Rodriguez notched a double-double with 19 points and a career-high 13 rebounds.  Rodriguez leads Binghamton in scoring with a 14.5 points per game average.  Penn is paced by Darien Nelson-Henry who is scoring at a 12.9 points per game clip.

The Bearcats hope to have 6' 9" center Thomas Bruce available for duty.  He has been sidelined with a wrist injury.  This is the final non-conference game for the Bearcats.  Binghamton returns home to open their America East schedule on Wednesday, January 6th at 7:00 p.m. against Stony Brook.