When the Binghamton Bearcats face the Hartford Hawks Saturday evening  at 8:30 at Albany's SEFCU Arena they hope that the third time is the charm.  BU has played the Hawks tough in two regular season meetings but came out of both with losses.

Binghamton lost on a put-back bucket with less than four seconds left in a January 23 game at the Events Center.  Then last week in Hartford BU went to overtime before dropping an 89-83 decision.  Jordan Reed went off for 33 points to pace the Bearcats.

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The Hawks have one of the conference's best forwards in Mark Nwakamma who is averaging 15.1 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per outing.  Wes Cole is averaging 9.4 points per game and is one of the top three-point shooters in the country.

The Bearcats expect to have speedster Marlon Beck back in the lineup after missing the Vermont game with a lower leg injury.  Airtime is set for 8:15 Saturday evening on News Radio 1290 WNBF and wnbf.com.