Release: April 11, 2011
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basketball ranked nationally in pair of defensive statistics
ranked No. 19 in scoring defense and No. 15 in field goal percentage
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.