BINGHAMTON (WBNG) - "I've played a lot of basketball in my lifetime and that was probably the most exciting electric crowd that I've ever seen," said Bulldogs small forward Joel Patch.
On Saturday it was a team effort for the Bulldogs knocking off the fourth ranked ABA team in the country, the Syracuse Stallions.
"Really just wanted to win just for the fans and to represent the 607 the best as we could," said Bulldogs combo guard Johnny Marsh.
"Just the crowd being there, energizing us it gave us that much more energy," said Bulldogs small forward Dashown Nelson.
Not to mention, it is one of the most intense rivalries in the league.
"Former players are now on Syracuse so we had a little more to show," said Patch.
"Every time we step on the court against Syracuse we want to beat them, beat them by 40, 50 whatever we can," said Marsh.
The Bulldogs have managed to create a brotherhood among the players that have led them to become the fifth ranked team in the ABA.
"Teams win okay? So a good team will always beat a good player," said Patch.
"We only see each other once or twice a week for practice but we're a brotherhood," said Marsh.
"The support is unmatched and I wouldn't rather play for any other team than Binghamton," said Nelson.
With the Elite eight coming right here to Binghamton in April, you don't need to motivate these guys.
"We have to take it home there is no other way about." said Marsh.
They have made sure to enjoy the process creating memories for everyone in the organization.
"It'll be something to look back on for the rest of my life," said Patch.