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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.https://t.co/yudhAkFsHq#HereComesDuke pic.twitter.com/jtYgPwMjRA —...
Via College Spun
12 days ago  |  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...
Via Associated Press
March 19, 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...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 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...
Via Associated Press
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Albany suspends WR Gontarek after arrest

(STATS) - Albany has indefinitely suspended wide receiver Josh Gontarek, the CAA offensive rookie of the year in 2014, following his on-campus arrest Monday. Gontarek has been charged with unlawful possession of marijuana and evidence tampering. "We will continue to monitor and respect the legal process and take further action as warranted," athletic director Mark Benson said. Gontarek...
Via Associated Press
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

After mom died of cancer in Jan., Albany's Hooley hits miracle to make NCAA tourney

Everyone on Albany's campus will be doing the Hooley Hoop. That's because Australia's Peter Hooley sunk a desperation heave with 1.6 seconds left on Saturday in the final of the American East tournament to give the Great Danes a 51-50 victory over Stony Brook and an automatic berth in the NCAA tournament. How unlikely was it that the shot from behind the arc went in? Albany was 0...
Via Fox Sports
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Albany clinches tourney berth at buzzer

By Andrew Holleran The first college basketball game of the day on Saturday proved to be an incredibly exciting one.  With roughly one second left in the American East Tournament Championship Game, Albany guard Peter Hooley hit a 3-pointer to give his team a one-point lead. Stony Brook was unable to get off a desperation attempt, and the Great Danes clinched an NCAA Tournament...
Via College Spun
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

UAlbany Women Down Hartford 84-75, Win Fourth Straight America East Title

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: The University of Albany Great Danes are America East champs. That should sound familiar, as the Albany women’s basketball team dispatched Hartford 84-75 on Friday night to capture their fourth consecutive America East title and earn an automatic bid in the 2015 NCAA tournament. As she had all so many times, Shereesha Richards led the charge...
Via NESN.com
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

America East Roundup: UAlbany Survives UNH 60-58 In Tourney Semifinals

The University of Albany entered the America East tournament as the favorite to repeat as champions. But New Hampshire made that goal anything but easy. UAlbany watched a long three-pointer from UNH guard Jaleen Smith rim out at the buzzer, allowing the No. 1 seed Great Danes (23-8, 16-1 America East) to escape with a 60-58 win over the No. 4 seed Wildcats...
Via NESN.com
March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

America East Roundup: UAlbany Dispatches Maine 83-66 In First Round

The University of Albany is hoping to return to the NCAA tournament for a third straight year. It got off to a good start Wednesday night. The No. 1 seeded Great Danes (22-8, 15-1 America East) jumped out to an early 17-point lead and coasted to an 83-66 win over No. 8 seed Maine (3-27, 2-14) in the first round of the America East tournament. UAlbany guard...
Via NESN.com
March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

2014 March Madness: Florida Vs. Albany – Game Time, TV Schedule, Predictions

Twitter/@BillFrakes  Congratulations to Albany! The Great Danes won their play-in game against Mount St. Mary’s last night, and now they advance to the second round to face…top seed Florida. That doesn’t sound like much fun. Be sure to click here for more on Florida and Albany. Also, check out our printable bracket here. Date: Thursday, March 20, 2014 Time: 4:10 PM EST...
Via College Spun
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Albany Defeats Mount St. Mary’s For First NCAA Tournament Win

Albany recorded the first win of the 2014 NCAA tournament, knocking off Mount St. Mary’s 71-64 on Tuesday night in the First Four. D.J. Evans led the way for the Albany Great Danes, scoring 22 points, including two clinching free throws with 12.6 seconds left to seal the school’s first win in the Big Dance in program history. The Great Danes held a 21-5 lead in the first half...
Via NESN.com
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 March Madness: Albany Vs. Mount St. Mary’s – Game Time, TV Schedule, Predictions

While Thursday is the first big day for the NCAA Tournament, things technically kick off tonight with the first two “first round” play-in games. First up: the 16-seed game between the Albany Great Danes and  Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers. Also, be sure to click here for more on Albany and Mount St. Mary’s. Also, check out our printable bracket here. Date: Tuesday, March...
Via College Spun
March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Conference Recruiting Update – America East

Albany Great Danes Mike Wells | 5′-10″ | PG | St. Thomas More (CT)| Evan Singletary | 6′-1″ | PG | Moberly CC (MO)| Wheeler Baker | 6′-2″ | PG | Osseo (MN)| Max Twyman | 6′-5″ | SG | Brewster Academy (NH)| Greg Stire | 6′-7″| PF | Christian Brothers (NY)| Geremy McKay | 6′-7″ | PF | Caulfield (AUS)| After winning the ...
Via Hoopniks
March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

What Seed Did Albany Get In The 2014 NCAA Tournament?

Seed: For the upcoming 2014 NCAA Tournament, the Albany Great Danes were given a 16-seed in the South-region. They are coached by Will Brown and hail from the America East Conference. You can view the entire 2014 NCAA Tournament field here in our official bracket. Where: They will open play against the Mount St. Mary’s in the first round in Dayton.  Why: Albany finished with...
Via College Spun
March 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Albany loses 80-51 at No. 2 Duke

Shereesha Richards carried Albany for a while. When she slowed down, so did the Great Danes. Richards scored 20 of her 24 points in the first half of the Great Danes' 80-51 loss at No. 2 Duke on Thursday night. Richards scored her team's first 14 points and was the primary reason Albany (8-2) led for the first part of the game. ''I wanted her to see herself play against the best...
Via Associated Press
December 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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