Nichols returns to score record-tying 40 points for Albany

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) David Nichols, playing in his first game since the death of his sister, tied Albany's 60-year-old record for most points in a game with 40, leading the Great Danes to a 100-71 victory over Hartford on Wednesday night in the first round of the America East Tournament. Nichols left the team and returned home to Chicago on Sunday following the death of his 24-year...
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March 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Albany pulls away from New Hampshire down the stretch

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) Joe Cremo scored 21 points, added four assists and four steals, and Albany pulled away from New Hampshire to avenge an early season loss to the Wildcats 68-55 on Monday night. Albany has won three of four, and with the victory moves one-half game ahead of New Hampshire in the America East Conference standings. Cremo finished 6 of 12 from the field and hit four...
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February 06, 2017  |  Discuss

Albany (NY) downs UMass-Lowell 90-77 behind Nichols, Cremo

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) David Nichols scored 24 points and dished a career-high eight assists, Joe Cremo added 23 points with five assists, and Albany (N.Y.) shot 60 percent from the floor in the second half to run away from UMass-Lowell 90-77 on Wednesday night. Travis Charles scored 15, Greig Stire added 12, and the Great Danes (14-10, 5-4 America East) used 20 assists in making 32...
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February 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Albany beats UMBC 77-50 for 1st conference win this season

BALTIMORE (AP) David Nichols scored 18 points, Joe Cremo added 15 and Albany beat Maryland, Baltimore County 77-50 on Monday for its first conference win of the season. UMBC went scoreless for seven-plus minutes in the second half until Jairus Lyles completed a 3-point play and Albany had a 27-point lead with 9:32 to go. Greig Stire chipped in 11 points for Albany (10-9, 1-3...
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January 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Albany wins final non-conference game against Cornell

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) David Nichols scored 16 points and Albany got past in-state rival Cornell 69-59 in its final non-conference tune-up on Monday night before opening America East Conference play. Nichols led the team with five assists. Travis Charles hit 7 of 10 from the field for 14 points and Joe Cremo added 11 points for the Great Danes (9-6). Albany was out shot by the Big...
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January 02, 2017  |  Discuss

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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September 02, 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

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 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'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

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

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 (NY) edges Quinnipiac 58-54 on last-second foul shots

HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) Mike Rowley, who finished with 10 points, made a pair of free throws with one second on the clock as a balanced Albany defeated Quinnipiac 58-54 in a tense game on Tuesday night that had six timeouts called in the final 90 seconds. Joe Cremo, who scored 11 points, stole the ball as time expired to preserve the win. Ray Sanders had 12 points and Evan Singletary...
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December 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Albany coasts to 92-49 win over Oneonta

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Mike Rowley scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds to lead Albany to a 92-49 win over Oneonta on Saturday night. Evan Singletary added 12 points, while Travis Charles and Jamir Andrews had 10 apiece for the Great Danes (2-2), who shot 54 percent from the floor on 57 attempts and never trailed. Richard Peters grabbed 10 rebounds as Albany controlled the boards...
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November 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Crossan with 2 TDs, New Hampshire beats Albany (NY) 24-14

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Dalton Crossan ran for two touchdowns to lead New Hampshire to a 24-14 victory over Albany on Saturday night. Crossan had two scoring runs from the 1, and finished with 111 yards on 22 carries. Sean Goldrich was 32 of 51 for 301 yards passing with a 2-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Powell for New Hampshire (6-4, 4-3 Colonial Athletic Association), which has won...
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November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Bednarczyk perfect as Villanova tops Albany (NY) 37-0

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Zack Bednarczyk completed all 12 of his pass attempts for 152 yards and two touchdowns, and Villanova's defense pitched its first shutout since 2013 in Saturday's 37-0 win over Albany (NY). Javon White, Aaron Forbes and Matt Gudzak each scored rushing touchdowns for Villanova (3-3, 2-1 Colonial Athletic Association), which forced five turnovers and didn't allow...
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October 17, 2015  |  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...
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September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Crook leads Albany (NY) to 35-7 win over Rhode Island

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) D.J. Crook threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Albany (N.Y.) to a 35-7 victory over Rhode Island to open Colonial Athletic Association play on Saturday. Elliot Croskey rushed for 141 yards and scored twice in the final quarter. Crook, who threw for 191 yards, led the Great Danes (1-1, 1-0 CAA) to a 14-0 lead in the first quarter. Crook ran it in...
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September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Albany's Lyle Thompson readies for final postseason run

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Senior Lyle Thompson is at the point in his lacrosse career at Albany where his next game could be his last. The career scoring leader in Division I history isn't quite ready to hang up his stick and gloves. ''I just want to prove to the lacrosse world that this team is a championship team. I truly believe that,'' Thompson said. ''We have a big upside this year...
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May 09, 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...
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March 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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