Basketball: Binghamton's losing streak ends, Navy men take over top spot


Forget March Madness. It’s just another reason for Navy basketball fans to be mad, period.

The Binghamton Bearcats, the only winless team in NCAA Division I basketball entering Tuesday’s action, snapped a 27-game losing streak last night with a 57-53 win over Vermont.

How does a late-season American East Conference upset affect the Midshipmen? Well, the Bearcats’ losing ways were providing the last bit of cover for Navy’s struggling squad: With Binghamton on a one-game tear, the Mids (3-23) now own the nation’s longest losing streak, which sits at 19 games entering tonight’s 7 p.m. home game against Patriot League rival Lehigh.

After Lehigh (21-7), Navy will travel to Bucknell (20-8) on Saturday to end the regular season. Then comes the Patriot League tournament, which probably means another trip to Bucknell. The Mids will be heavy underdogs in all three games; barring an upset, Navy would enter a long, long offseason on a 22-game skid — not quite this bad, but not exactly a feel-good academy hoops story.

However … if you’re going to pull an upset, there’s no better night than Senior Night. For the ever-faithful planning to attend tonight’s contest, the Mids have a series of fan appreciation events and ticket discounts available. Check here for the details.


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