A full slate of America East men's basketball action takes place Saturday highlighted by a matchup between the last two unbeaten teams in conference play.
Hartford and Stony Brook, which are both without a league loss, square off on Long Island at 2 p.m. on Optimum 118 for Cablevision subscribers on Long Island in the game of the day. Also Saturday, Boston U. hosts Binghamton at 3 p.m., Vermont entertains UMBC at 3 p.m. and Maine visits Albany at 7:30 p.m. on Time Warner Sports.
The Hawks (10-6, 3-0 AE) and Seawolves (11-4, 2-0 AE) both come in riding win streaks. Hartford, winner of three straight and five of six, is seeking its first-ever 4-0 America East start and is off to its best overall start in 16 seasons. Stony Brook, also winner of three straight as well as seven of nine, is off to its best start at the Division I level. The game will matchup two of the league's top young post players in Hartford sophomore Mark Nwakamma and Stony Brook freshman Jameel Warney. The Seawolves have won the last eight games in the series.
In Boston, the Terriers (7-9, 1-2 AE) go for their second straight win after knocking off Vermont Tuesday, while the Bearcats (2-14, 0-3 AE) are trying to stop a 10-game losing skid.
In Burlington, the Catamounts (9-6, 2-1 AE) look to rebound against the Retrievers (3-13, 1-2 AE), who are coming off their first league win. UVM has won the last six meetings with UMBC.
In Albany, the Great Danes (13-4, 2-1 AE) goes for its 11th win in its last 13 games when the Black Bears (7-9, 2-1 AE), winners of four of their last five, visit SEFCU Arena. The Great Danes are 6-1 at home this season.