31 Billy Bender
31 Billy Bender
Height: 6-5
Year: Sr.
Hometown: The Woodlands, Texas
High School: Woodlands College Park
Position: G

2011-12: Played in and started 28 games as a senior, averaging 9.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game with .539 FG%, .459 3PT%, .760 FT% … NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … led the team and NEWMAC in 3PT% … third on team in rebounding and assists … ranked among the top 10 in the NEWMAC in 12 different statistical categories including FG% (3rd), FT% (4th), rebounding (5th) and steals (6th) … matched career-high with 24 points in two games … scored in double-figures in 13 games, including three games with at least 20 points … returned from an injury suffered in the opening round of the NCAA tournament to play 33 minutes and score 11 points in national semifinal loss to Wisconsin-Whitewater … double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds in win over Lesley (12/3/11)

2010-11: Played in all 29 games as a junior, averaging 6.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 1.9 assists per game with .463 FG% and .368 3PT% … NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … second on the team and 12th in the NEWMAC in rebounds … fifth on the team in scoring and minutes played … scored a season-high 24 points in regular season finale vs. Springfield (2/19/11) … scored 11 points in games against Gordon (12/4/10) and Coast Guard (1/27/11) … grabbed at least five rebounds in 16 games, including a season-best nine on two occasions … scored 13 points and collected five rebounds in NEWMAC championship game win vs. WPI (2/27/11) … poured in 12 points and eight rebounds off the bench in first round of  NCAA tournament vs. Ithaca (3/4/11)  … had double-digit points in six games, including four of the final five games of the season

2009-2010: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference…9th in NEWMAC in rebounds (5.2) and defensive rebounds (3.6)…13th in NEWMAC in 3FGM (1.16)... played in 25 games, starting 13, averaging just over 27 minutes a game…averaged 7.8 ppg on .422 FG% and hit 29 three-pointers at .333 3PG%...shot 68% from the free-throw…averaged 5.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game…6 blocks and 19 steals on the season…scored in double-digits 11 times with two double-doubles…first game of the season scored 9 points on 4-of-6 shooting with 4 rebounds, an assist, and a steal in 23 minutes vs. Emmanuel…in the championship game of the RPI Engineers Classic in Troy, New York vs. RPI, scored 11 points with 6 rebounds and a steal in 33 minutes…beginning with 15 points in 20 minutes vs. Emerson on Dec. 1st, would score in double-digits in ten of the next sixteen games…scored 25 points with 13 rebounds over two games vs. Gordon and UMass-Boston…netted first career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds along with 3 assists and 2 steals vs. Lesley on Dec. 12th…next game vs. Division I Harvard scored 9 points on 3 three-pointers, along with 7 rebounds and 3 assists in 35 minutes…scored a career-high 17 points vs. WPI on Jan. 13th, along with 7 rebounds, 2 steals, and an assist…after spending the last 48 hours in the hospital with a viral infection, netted second career double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds and a steal, playing the entire 40 minutes vs. Wheaton on Jan. 23rd…injured the last three games of the season, playing only 4 minutes vs. DeSales in the 1st Round of the NCAA Tournament in Wayne, New Jersey

2008-09: Played in all 30 games averaging 17.6 minutes per game…averaged 3.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game… .446 FG%, .308 3PT%, .659 FT%... 33 steals and 7 blocks on the season…scored first collegiate point on a free throw in first game vs Emmanuel…7 points on 3-of-3 shooting, 5 rebounds, 2 blocks, a steal, and an assist in 17 minutes of action at Suffolk on Nov. 29th…career-high 13 rebounds along with 3 points, 2 assists, and 2 steals in 27 minutes vs. Newbury on Jan. 12th…scored 8 points with 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and 3 steals in 25 minutes at Springfield on Jan. 17th…season-high 10 points with a career-high 6 assists, 4 rebounds, a block, and a steal in 19 minutes vs. Wheaton on Jan. 31st…pulled down 12 rebounds with 5 points, 2 assists, and a steal vs. Springfield on Feb. 4th…season-high 35 minutes with 8 points, 4 rebounds, 3 steals, and an assist vs. Coast Guard in the first round of the NEWMAC Tournament, including the last-second jumper that sent the game into OT and lead to the Engineers eventual win…scored 9 points with 3 rebounds, 3 assists, and a steal in 18 minutes in the NEWMAC Tournament Championship vs. Springfield…in 1st Round of NCAA Tournament vs. No. 17 Rhode Island College, scored 9 points with 4 rebounds, 2 steals, going 5-of-6 from the free-throw line including four consecutive clutch free-throws to send the game into overtime, leading to the upset win

Off the Court:   Majoring in chemical engineering with a concentration in economics … minor in energy … internship with Huntsman Advanced Technology

High School: Attended Woodlands College Park High School … Houston Basketball Scholar Athlete