For Immediate Release: April 11, 2011
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Phone: 607-777-6478

BU women's basketball ranked nationally in pair of defensive statistics
Bearcats ranked No. 19 in scoring defense and No. 15 in field goal percentage defense

VESTAL, N.Y. -- The NCAA has released its final Division I women's basketball statistics and Binghamton is ranked among the top teams in the nation in terms of scoring defense and field goal percentage defense. Out of 333 Division I programs, the Bearcats finished No. 19 in scoring defense (54.5) and No. 15 in field goal percentage defense (.351).

"It was an incredible season for our players and what they accomplished this year," head coach Nicole Scholl said. "It was great going into games knowing that we could rely on our defense to help us win. This final statistics top off the season for all of the hard work and effort our players put into preseason, practices and games."

Binghamton finished the 2010-11 season 19-12 overall and 11-5 in the America East Conference. The Bearcats overall win total matched their highest mark during their 10-year Division I era (the 2001-02 set the current record) and the 11 conference wins represented Binghamton's highest total during a 16-game conference schedule season since it joined the America East 10 years ago.

The Bearcats also led the America East Conference in five major categories this season. In addition to scoring defense and field goal percentage defense, Binghamton was also first in rebounding offense (40.9), rebounding defense (36.8) and rebounding margin (+4.1). Furthermore, the program led the conference in average home attendance (1,515) for the third time in the past six seasons.

Binghamton will return all but one player next season.

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