November 10 was a big night in the early part of the season for the Binghamton University Bearcats. After a tough road loss to Cornell, the Men's basketball team traveled to East Lansing, Michigan to visit Tom Izzo and the number one ranked Michigan State Spartans.

The Spartans came out in the first half and showed why they were ranked number one in the preseason poll. Aaron Henry led all scorers in the first half with 12 points for the home team, shooting 80 percent from the field with a couple of treys. Marcus Bingham Jr. had 10 points and three rebounds in seven minutes of play off the bench. Star senior guard Cassius Winston had a quiet first half with five points and shooting two of seven from the field.

For the Bearcats, it was Richard Caldwell Jr. leading the charge with his eight points on an even 50 percent shooting. Sam Sessoms had five points. George Tinsley and Brenton Mills each had three points. Yarden Willis and Dan Petcash also chipped in a bucket for BU as they trailed 54-23 at halftime.

The second half was more of the same as Michigan State continued to dominate. After his slow start in the first half, Cassius Winston finished strong with a double-double, totaling 17 points and 11 assists on 44 percent shooting. Xavier Tillman almost had a double-double himself with 17 points and eight rebounds. Aaron Henry tacked on 16 points to aid in the scoring for the Spartans.

Sam Sessoms led the Bearcats with 12 points and seven rebounds. Richard Caldwell Jr. tallied 11 points and three boards. Brenton Mills chipped in eight points as Binghamton falls by a final score of 100-47. The next game for the men will be on November 13 at 7 P.M. as they visit Columbia.


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