Albany defeated Siena 81-72 at SEFCU Arena on Sunday night, taking back the Albany Cup. The Saints fell behind by 18 at halftime, and then mounted a furious second half scoring assault that fell just a bit short. Foul trouble and defense bedeviled Siena, while Albany improved to 4-2 behind David Nichols’ 29 points and Joe Cremo’s 20. Continue reading
ALBANY, N.Y. – There were two pieces of positive news for Stony Brook as its bus headed back to Long Island Wednesday night. First, the calendar clearly says February. And second, the Seawolves won’t have to return to SEFCU Arena until 2017.
Other than that there was little to be cheerful about for Stony Brook, who saw its 18-game winning streak (the nation’s longest by six games) come to a crashing halt, 82-70, before a thrilled sell-out crowd of 4,527 at SEFCU Arena.
When the season began, Albany head coach Will Brown was not sure how he would get Joe Cremo playing time. Continue reading
Through the first three weeks of the season, Albany was hardly the team that head coach Will Brown envisioned at the start of the year. Continue reading
Albany senior Peter Hooley remembers joking with former Great Dane great Brent Wilson on Twitter when he entered school. Continue reading
Albany will have a chance to win four straight conference championships, an almost unprecedented opportunity, and it could be argued they have a great chance to win come March 2016. Continue reading
For Will Brown, his first America East championship from 2006 will always hold a special place in his mind. A program in Division I for less than a decade hoisted their first America East men’s basketball tournament championship that season, a time when Brown remembered people thinking he was crazy for wanting to get to the program to the NCAA tournament and quickly. Continue reading
Since the final buzzer rang on Dec. 13 and the Great Danes hoisted the Albany Cup trophy in the Times Union Center, the question has turned to the future of the rivalry between Albany and their crosstown rival Siena. Continue reading