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Albany celebrates winning the Albany Cup for the second time in three years. The Great Danes were one of six America East men's basketball teams to win Saturday.
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America East Men's Hoops Teams Go 6-3 Saturday; Binghamton Plays Lone Game Monday

Release: 12/02/2012
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Saturday was a good day for America East's men's basketball teams as six of the nine squads posted wins, including Albany over Siena in the annual Albany Cup game. Boston University, Hartford, UMBC, New Hampshire and Stony Brook also earned victories.

The Great Danes (6-2) scored 17 points off 18 Siena turnovers en route to a 69-56 win, their third straight. Mike Black and Jacob Iati each had 13 points for Albany, which improved to 6-2 for the first time in the program's Division I history.

Maurice Watson, Jr. scored a career-best 21 points and added seven assists to lead Boston U. to a 74-66 win at St. Peter's, its second consecutive victory. Hartford (4-3) won its third straight, a 48-45 win over Holy Cross, to move over .500 for the first time since the 2007-08 campaign. UMBC (2-5) got a combined 41 of its 66 points from Ryan Cook and Brett Roseboro in a 66-62 win over Towson. Stony Brook (6-2) got a game-high 16 points off its bench from Marcus Rouse to beat Eastern Illinois, 66-52, and matched its best-ever eight-game start as a Division I program.

Also Saturday, Binghamton (2-6) led most of the way against St. Peter's, but was edged, 71-70, despite 17 points from Jordan Reed. Vermont (4-2) had its three-game win streak snapped at Rhode Island with a 76-66 loss. Duquesne snapped Maine's (2-5) two-game win streak with an 87-73 win.

On Monday, the Bearcats will host Monmouth in the lone game of the day at 7 p.m. Binghamton's Jordan Reed leads America East in both scoring (17.5 ppg) and rebounding (10.3 rpg).

Recent Results - Saturday, December 1
Albany 69, at Siena 56 -- Box Score | Recap

Boston U. 74, at St. Peter's 66 -- Box Score | Recap
at Hartford 48, Holy Cross 45 -- Box Score | Recap | Highlights
at UMBC 66, Towson 62 -- Box Score | Recap | Highlights
at New Hampshire 63, Brown 50 -- Box Score | Recap | Highlights
at Stony Brook 66, Eastern Illinois 52 --
Box Score | Recap
at Duquesne 87, Maine 73 -- Box Score | Recap
Mount St. Mary's 71, Binghamton 70 -- Box Score | Recap
at Rhode Island 76, Vermont 66 --
Box Score | Recap


Upcoming Action - Monday, December 3
Monmouth at Binghamton, 7 p.m. -- Live Stats | Video | Audio


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