College basketball season always produces early-season surprises. On Tuesday, Albany's men's basketball team provided one of those surprises with a one-point win over reigning Pac-12 regular-season champion Washington in Seattle. The win is America East's 10th over a BCS-Conference school since 2008.
Mike Black's driving layup with 3.2 seconds left gave Albany (2-1) a 63-62 win over the Huskies, the first by any Pac-12 team this season. Black contributed a game-high 22 points, six assists and five rebounds to lead the Great Danes while Jacob Iati had 20 points and canned six three-pointers.
In addition to Albany's win, Stony Brook
and New Hampshire both stayed unbeaten Tuesday. The Seawolves (3-0) used a 17-0 first-half run and outscored Rider, 13-5, down the stretch to beat the Broncs, 54-46. The game was played at 6 a.m. on ESPN as part of the network's Tip-Marathon. Anthony Jackson and Dave Coley each scored 12 points to lead SBU, which is 3-0 for the first time since 2009. The Wildcats, who are off to their second 2-0 start in three years, held Dartmouth to just 27 percent shooting en route to a 72-58 win over the Big Green. Ferg Myrick (19 points, 11 rebounds) and Patrick Konan (14 points, 11 rebounds) each had double-doubles for UNH.
Also on Tuesday, Vermont fell at #23 Connecticut, 67-49, and Hartford dropped a 70-63 decision at Mount St. Mary's. Luke Apfeld led the Catamounts with nine points and eight rebounds, while Mark Nwakamma poured in a career-high 21 points for the Hawks.
Three teams take the court on Tuesday with Binghamton, Maine and UMBC in action. The Bearcats continue their stretch of four games in eight days at Navy at 7 p.m. while the Black Bears head to Holy Cross for a 7 p.m. tip. The Retrievers, who are coming off their first win of the season, will face crosstown-rival Loyola at 9 p.m. in a game that will be televised in the Mid-Atlantic Region by MASN.