Albany comes on late to defeat St. Francis 20-9

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Dione Alston and Jordan Crockett scored fourth-quarter touchdowns and Albany rallied to defeat St. Francis 20-9 - scoring all its points after halftime - while improving to 4-0 on Saturday night. Albany's Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks entered the game ranked second in FCS rushing yards (465) and had a rough first half, held to 23 yards on seven carries. Ibitokun-Hanks...
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Now ranked, Albany on a crusade

Albany will take the field as a ranked team for the first time in nearly two years this weekend, though don't expect the Great Danes to enter Saturday's home opener with Holy Cross (7 p.m. ET) with swelled heads. The Crusaders (1-1) handed Albany a crushing 37-0 loss last October, getting three touchdown passes from standout quarterback Peter Pujals and yielding just 203 total...
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8 days ago

Albany (NY) beats Rhode Island 35-7

KINGSTON, R.I. (AP) Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks ran for three touchdowns as Albany (N.Y.) beat Rhode Island 35-7 on Saturday. Ibitokun-Hanks had 178 yards on 27 carries for the Great Danes (2-0, 1-0 Colonial Athletic Association). His first score came with 1:19 left in the first quarter and his longest was a 28-yarder with 27 seconds to go in the first half that gave the Great Danes...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

After historic win, Albany looks to make noise in CAA

It took a mere three plays for Michael Nicastro and Albany to realize this season has a chance to be drastically different than the last. The junior linebacker's interception and 38-yard return on the opening drive set the tone for Albany's 22-16 win at Buffalo last Saturday, its first over an FBS opponent. It was a watershed moment for a program that's struggled for relevancy...
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16 days ago

Sussman finds Harris for late TD, Albany beats Buffalo 22-16

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) Neven Sussman teamed with Brad Harris for a 35-yard touchdown pass and two-point conversion as Albany rallied in the fourth quarter to defeat Buffalo 22-16 on Friday night in the season opener for both teams. The scoring pass to a wide-open Harris capped an 81-yard drive to put the Great Danes ahead for good. Harris twisted to catch the conversion pass, and...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Duke-Albany basketball game cancelled over HB2 concerns

Duke men’s basketball rolled out a nearly-complete 2016 non-conference basketball schedule today, with one fairly notable hole. November 12, a Duke home date that serves as part of the Basketball Hall of Fame Tip-Off, is currently listed as ‘TBA.’ ICYMI: Our non-conference schedule was announced today. —...
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July 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Goalie Blaze Riorden a key to Albany Great Danes' success

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Blaze Riorden makes a jumping save on a shot from close range against Yale with the game tied early in overtime. Seconds later, after Albany fails to clear the zone, the senior goalie stops another shot, gains control of the ball, and then sends his teammates off in transition. Less than a minute later, Seth Oakes scores the game-winner at the other end and Albany...
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May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Albany women's coach Abrahamson-Henderson leaving for UCF

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) University at Albany women's basketball coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson is leaving the school to coach Central Florida. Abrahamson-Henderson guided the Great Danes to five straight America East Tournament titles and three times was the conference's coach of the year. In six years at Albany, she was 146-47 overall and 83-13 in league play. Albany was a No. 12...
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April 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Albany (NY)-Syracuse Preview

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse Orange coach Quentin Hillsman put Albany's defense on notice, Saturday. If the Great Danes intend to stick to playing zone in their women's NCAA Tournament second-round matchup on Sunday, then Hillsman will give his outside threats the green light to shoot all they want. ''We're going to shoot 50 3s tomorrow,'' he said. ''I mean, that's what we do....
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March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

TIPPING OFF: Albany Great Danes get underdog win at NCAAs

The 12-5 upsets that have been common in the men's NCAA Tournament for years have trickled over to the women's side. The Albany Great Danes became the fifth No. 12 seed in the past four years to upset a fifth-seeded team, upending Florida 61-59 for their first ever NCAA victory on Friday. The Great Danes even survived an official scoring error that credited an extra point to Florida...
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March 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Albany (NY)-Florida Preview

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Coach Amanda Butler is relishing Florida's chance to play the role of Empire State party-crasher in the first two rounds of the women's NCAA Tournament's Sioux Falls Region. The Gators take on five-time defending America East champion Albany, which joins with Syracuse and Army to leave Florida as the only participant in Syracuse without a New York zip code...
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March 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Albany Great Danes chasing 5th straight America East title

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Shereesha Richards is ready to put an exclamation point on her stellar career for the University at Albany. It's the wait that's become a little bit trying for the senior star and the Great Danes. ''I think everybody is a little growly right now, which I like. The whole week of waiting is a long, long time,'' Albany coach Katie Abrahamson-Henderson said. ''We...
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March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Albany seeks improvement in 2016

(STATS) - Albany will open the 2016 season at Buffalo for the second consecutive year and host six opponents as part of an 11-game schedule announced Thursday. The Great Danes are hoping to improve on last year's 3-8 record in coach Greg Gattuso's third season. Their 51-14 road loss at Buffalo last Sept. 5 was their first matchup with an FBS opponent. This year's game will take...
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March 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Albany (NY) pulls away from Hartford 75-59

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Evan Singletary scored 19 points, Greig Stire scored a career-high 18 and grabbed 10 rebounds and Albany beat Hartford 75-59 on Saturday night to win its fourth-straight game. The teams will meet again Wednesday in the America East Conference tournament quarterfinals. Ray Sanders scored 16 for the second-seeded Great Danes (24-7, 13-3), who trailed early but...
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February 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Albany's Caribbean-born Shereesha Richards an aspiring pro

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Shereesha Richards trots to center court as she and her University at Albany teammates prepare for the start of a league home game against New Hampshire. Seconds after winning the opening tip, the 6-foot-1 Richards curls in along the baseline, corrals a pass and banks in a shot off the glass. The Great Danes are off and running, and with Richards leading the...
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February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Albany races past UMass-Lowell, 86-61

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) Greig Stire scored 16 points and added 15 rebounds to help lead Albany past UMass-Lowell 86-61 on Wednesday night. With the win Great Danes have now won three straight games, eight of their last nine, and have locked up the second seed in the America East Conference tournament. Peter Hooley also scored 16 points for Albany (23-7, 12-3). Joe Cremo added 15 points...
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February 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Sanders helps Albany crush Maine 108-64

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Ray Sanders scored 22 points and Albany (NY) crushed Maine 108-64 on Sunday. It is Albany's highest point production as a Division I program. Sanders was 9 of 14 from the field with seven rebounds, four assists and three steals for the Great Danes (21-7, 10-3 America East), who have won 6 of 7. Dallas Ennema scored 16 points, Peter Hooley had 12 and Evan Singletary...
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February 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Leissner lifts New Hampshire over Albany 69-68

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) Tanner Leissner's 3-point play gave New Hampshire the lead with 15.4 seconds left and the Wildcats held on Thursday night to beat Albany 69-68. Evan Singletary pulled up for a contested 3-point attempt that missed long as time expired for Albany (20-7, 9-3 America East). Leissner finished with 20 points, his third game in a row scoring at least 20 for New Hampshire...
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February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Singletary scores 19 and Albany beats Binghamton 69-56

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) Evan Singletary scored 19 points and Albany reached 20 wins for the second straight season, defeating Binghamton 69-56 on Monday night. Singletary finished just short of his sixth 20-point game, Joe Cremo added 13 points and Mike Rowley scored 10 points with 10 rebounds for Albany (20-6, 9-2 America East Conference), two-time defending AEC champions. Singletary...
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February 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Sanders, Hooley lead Albany over UMBC 79-73

BALTIMORE (AP) Ray Sanders scored 20 points and Peter Hooley added 17 as Albany held on to beat Maryland-Baltimore County 79-73 on Wednesday night for its third straight win. The Great Danes (18-6, 7-2 America East) have won 14 of the last 15 meetings against the Retrievers (5-19, 1-8). Albany led since the 17-minute mark of the first half, and had a double-digit lead until Will...
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February 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Albany beats UMass-Lowell 75-63

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Evan Singletary had 22 points, five rebounds and five assists on Wednesday night to help Albany beat Massachusetts-Lowell 75-63. The Great Danes (16-6, 5-2 America East) led 68-62 with 3:14 left and pulled away by making 5 of 7 free throws while the River Hawks (7-14, 3-5) went scoreless over the next 2:15. Jahad Thomas made 1 of 2 from the foul line for UMass...
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January 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Albany beats Binghamton 80-59 for 14th straight win at home

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Peter Hooley scored 18 points, Ray Sanders added 16 and Albany beat Binghamton 80-59 on Monday night for its 14th win in a row at home. Albany led 41-30 at halftime behind Sanders' 11 points and Mike Rowley's 10. The Great Danes were 16-of-24 shooting (66.7 percent) in the half. Binghamton went on an 11-3 run, including a 4-point play by Marlon Beck II, early...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Albany (NY) downs New Hampshire 80-75 in OT

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Evan Singletary scored 21 points, including eight in overtime, to help Albany (NY) beat New Hampshire 80-75 Tuesday night to win its seventh-straight game. Tanner Leissner's 3-pointer gave New Hampshire a 71-70 lead in OT, but Singletary hit back-to-back 3-pointers and Albany led 76-73. Jaleen Smith's layup pulled the Wildcats within one with 48 second left...
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January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Albany (NY) downs UMBC 73-59

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Ray Sanders scored 16 points, Evan Singletary added 14, and Albany (NY) beat the University of Maryland-Baltimore College 73-59 on Wednesday night in an America East Conference opener for both teams. Mike Rowley and Joe Cremo scored 12 apiece and Greig Stire added 10 for the defending conference champion Great Danes (12-4, 1-0), who have won five straight games...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Albany edges Cornell 75-70

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) Ray Sanders scored 18 points, Joe Cremo had 15, and Albany (NY) held off a late charge to beat Cornell 75-70 on Saturday night. In a back-and-forth first half, a 3-pointer and layup from Cremo gave Albany (11-4) a 35-30 lead, and the Great Danes took a 37-34 lead into halftime. Trailing by 14 with 6:13 to play, Cornell (6-7) tightened its defense and did not...
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January 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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