Albany Rumors & News

  • UAlbany’s Baker, two others, leaving program

    Times Union "Two weeks after appearing in the NCAA Tournament, the University at Albany basketball program has lost three players. Great Danes’ coach Will Brown announced Friday that promising freshman guard Wheeler Baker has asked for a transfer. The Danes have given it to him. The 6-foot-2, 175-pound..." April 05

  • UAlbany men leave for NCAA Tournament after delay

    Times Union "The UAlbany men’s basketball team is on its way to the NCAA Tournament after a slow start. The Great Danes had expected to leave Albany around 10 Wednesday morning for Columbus, Ohio, where they planned to practice later in the afternoon in preparation for Friday’s game against Oklahoma. But..." March 18

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Reward for Albany? No. 1 seed Florida

    New York Post "Fifteen minutes had passed following Albany’s first-ever NCAA Tournament win when coach Will Brown’s 11-year-old son approached his dad with the sobering reality — No. 1 Florida was next. “He goes, ‘Are we going to get killed?’ ” Brown said with a smile. Traveling overnight from Dayton to..." March 20

  • No. 1 Gators stumble early during 67-55 win against Albany

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Coach Billy Donovan's first great run with the Florida Gators nearly ended before it began. Mike Miller's game-winning layup as time expired against Butler during the opening round of the 2000 NCAA Tournament ignited an unexpected ride to the Final Four by the Gators. Following the UF's..." March 20

  • Albany 71, Mount St. Mary's 64

    ProSportsDaily "DJ Evans matched a career high with 22 points and had nine rebounds while Peter Hooley scored 14 of his 20 points in the second half as the Great Danes held off the Mountaineers in a battle of No. 16 seeds in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Dayton, Ohio. Gary Johnson added 13 points..." March 19

  • Albany tops Mount St. Mary's for first NCAA tournament win

    USA Today "Mount St. Mary's wanted to play fast. Albany wanted to be methodical. And when the contrasting styles clashed in the First Four of the NCAA tournament, Mount St. Mary's coach Jamion Christian knew what the result would look like. "Mayhem," the second-year coach said. And what an appropriate..." March 19

  • UAlbany beats Mt. St. Mary’s 71-64, top-ranked Florida next

    Albany Times Union "The University at Albany got 21 points from DJ Evans and 20 from Peter Hooley and outlasted Mount St. Mary’s 71-64 in a NCAA first round game at the University at Dayton Arena Tuesday night. This was the first NCAA Division I basketball win for the Danes, who earned a trip to Orlando, Fla. with..." March 19

  • Not worried about who's next

    Albany Times Union "It didn't take long before Will Brown was asked the next obvious question: Where do you think the University at Albany men's basketball team is headed for its NCAA Tournament game? Brown wasn't about to hold a course in bracketology in a hallway just beyond a very empty Pritchard Gym on..." March 18

  • Albany Draws Mount St. Mary’s In NCAA Tournament First Round "Earning No. 16 seeds, the University at Albany men’s basketball team will take on Mount St. Mary’s University in the NCAA Tournament First Round on Tuesday, March 18th at 6:40 p.m. in Dayton, Ohio. The game will air live on truTV. Placed in the South Region bracket, the winner of Tuesday’s game..." March 18

  • Why some teams relish making NCAA tournament first round

    USA Today "To casual fans, a No. 16 seed is a No. 16 seed no matter how you slice it. But to individual programs involved and the conferences that house them, there's a major difference between a No. 16 seed that gets put in the NCAA tournament's main draw and one sent to Dayton for the First..." March 18

  • Albany Great Danes upset Stony Brook, advance to NCAA tournament

    Albany Times Union "For the second straight season, the, University at Albany has pulled off an improbable upset and is now its way to the NCAA Tournament. Playing the America East championship game away from home for the second straight year, the Danes upset second-seeded Stony Brook 69-60 in front of a sold out..." March 16

  • Albany 69, Stony Brook 60

    ProSportsDaily "Sam Rowley led all scorers with 18 points as the Great Danes captured their second consecutive America East championship, turning away the Seawolves to earn an NCAA tournament berth in Stony Brook, New York. DJ Evans added 16 points for Albany and Peter Hooley notched 15, including a series of..." March 15