Road Teams Go 3-1 Wednesday
Home had won more than two-thirds (20-of-29) of America East men's basketball contests entering play Wednesday, but road teams flipped the script and won three of the four contests as the league season hit the midway point . Maine, UMBC and Vermont all won on the road while Albany was the lone home team to home out with a win.
Albany (11-10, 5-3 AE) handed Stony Brook (15-7, 7-1 AE) its first league loss of the season, a 77-67 win. The Great Danes made 26-of-32 free throws to snap the Seawolves six-game win streak. Sam Rowley collected a double-double of 17 points and 11 boards to pace Albany while Jameel Warney had 21 points for SBU.
Maine (4-16, 2-6 AE) snapped its six-game losing skid with a 66-60 win over New Hampshire (5-16, 3-5 AE). The Black Bears used a 17-6 second-half run to seal their second league win of the year. Xavier Pollard paced Maine with 20 points whilw
UMBC (7-14, 3-5 AE) earned its second-straight win, beating Binghamton (4-17, 1-7 AE), 73-61. The Retrievers shot 50 percent from the field, including 57.1 percent after halftime. Rodney Elliott had the best all-around game of his young career, racking up 14 points, 11 rebounds and eight assists. Nick Madray led the Bearcats with 20 points.
Vermont (12-9, 7-1 AE) moved back into a tie for first place in the league standings with its 67-60 win at Hartford (10-13, 4-4 AE). The Catamounts, winners of eight of their last nine games, shot 68 percent in the second half en route to the win. Clancy Rugg paced four UVM players in twin figures with 13 points. Yolonzo Moore had a game-high 17 for the Hawks.