Following their season opening victory over the Albany Great Danes, the Providence Friars will battle another America East team in the Binghamton Bearcats Monday night at the Dunkin' Donuts Center. Albany took the Friars to the wire on Saturday night, but Vegas has set this line at 21 points in favor of Providence, so expectations are a more comfortable margin of victory tonight.
Binghamton is coming off a rough opening game against Notre Dame. The Bearcats failed to score 40 points or have a single player reach double figures in the scoring column against the Fighting Irish. The final score was an ugly 82-39 loss.
Bearcats head coach Tommy Dempsey and Ed Cooley are good friends, but that will all be put aside come 9 p.m. tonight. This game is part of the "Campus Sites" portion of the Hall of Fame Tipoff both teams are involved in this season. Providence will play Navy at home Thursday night for the second of their campus site games before traveling down I-95 to Mohegan Sun to take on Florida State and Notre Dame over the weekend. This is game 2 of an eight-day stretch of five games to start the season for Providence. This is the second consecutive game against an America East opponent for the Friars, who will also play 2014 America East tournament runner-up Stony Brook in December.
Game time, TV schedule: 9:00 p.m., Fox Sports 1 (Eric Collins & Ron Thompson)
Live radio stream: Friars.com and WEEI 103.7 FM (Providence), WNBF News Radio 1290 (Binghamton)