The Binghamton Bearcats hosted the River Hawks from UMass Lowell January 3 at the Events Center in the conference opener for both teams.

The Bearcats finished the non-conference portion of their schedule last week with a loss against Bucknell.  That put BU's record at 2-11.  The River Hawks were 6-6 and in their second season as members of America East.

UMass Lowell is led by Shannon Samuels who is scoring 15. 9 points per game.  Right behind her is Jasmine McRoy who is averaging 14.1 points per outing.  The Bearcats are paced by Imani Watkins notching 16.4 points per game and fellow freshman Jasmine Sina scoring at a 14.9 points per game clip.

Last year the teams split their two meetings.  Overall at both the Division I and Division II levels the series is even at 3-3.

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