Albany-Stony Brook Men's Hoops Matchup Picked for March 3 ESPN3 Broadcast
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- The Albany-Stony Brook men's basketball contest, scheduled for the final day of the regular season on Sunday, March 3, will air on ESPN3, the conference office announced in conjunction with ESPN Regional Television on Tuesday. The game, which will start at 2 p.m. at Stony Brook's Pritchard Gym, was chosen from a group of four matchups as the conference's wild card selection for an ESPN3 broadcast.
Stony Brook (19-6, 10-2 AE) currently sits in first place atop the America East standings, while Albany (19-8, 8-5 AE) is in fourth place. The two programs each have 19 wins already this season, which is tied for the most in the league. The Seawolves have their best 25-game record as a Division I program, while the Great Danes have already matched last year's win total and are one win away from their first 20-win season since the 2006-07 campaign.
The Seawolves, who are in pursuit of their third America East regular-season title in five years, hold a 36-23 all-time advantage over Albany and have won five straight in the series, including a 65-49 win on Jan. 29.
The Albany-Stony Brook matchup will be the 20th regular-season game to appear on ESPN networks this season, by far the most in league history. In all, America East will have a conference-high 100 appearances on ESPN networks during the 2012-13 season, including the entire Men's & Women's Basketball Championship for the first time in conference history.
ESPN3, ESPN’s multi-screen sports network available through an affiliated internet or video provider online via WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE. ESPN3 is available in approximately 83 million homes at no cost to fans who receive a high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated provider. Major cable providers within the America East footprint that provide ESPN3 access are Burlington Telecom, Cablevision, Comcast, Cox, RCN, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS TV. The network is also available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel via computers connected to on-campus educational networks and on-base military networks.
About the America East Conference
Now in its fourth decade of operation, the America East Conference has evolved into one of the most comprehensive NCAA Division I conferences in the country with a commitment to broad-based, competitive athletics programs, complementing the academic integrity and missions of the member institutions. Progressive in its approach to its more than 3,400 student-athletes, America East recognizes champions in each of its 20 sports, conducts the nation’s most comprehensive academic recognition program for student-athletes as well as collaborates on several community service initiatives throughout its geographic footprint each year. With members spanning from the Mid-Atlantic to Northeast regions of the United States, America East strives to develop champions in academics, athletics and leadership.