Albany-Stony Brook MBB Game To Air on ESPN3 March 2
The Albany-Stony Brook men's basketball contest, scheduled for the final day of the regular season on Sunday, March 2, has been chosen as the league's wildcard selection to air on ESPN3 and WatchESPN, the conference office announced in conjunction with ESPN on Thursday. The game, which will start at 2 p.m. at Stony Brook's Pritchard Gym, was chosen from a group of four potential games, pitting league rivals against each other on the final day of the season.
Stony Brook (17-8, 9-2 AE) currently sits in second place in the America East standings, while Albany (12-13, 6-6 AE) is tied for fourth place. The reigning regular-season champions and the defending league champion have had some great battles of late with Albany taking the last two meetings, including a 77-67 win on Jan. 29, after Stony Brook had run off five straight wins in the series. The teams have met in the semifinals of the America East Championship each of the last two years with each team winning a thriller. The Seawolves beat the Great Danes by two on Dallas Joyner's tip-in at the buzzer in 2012 while Mike Black's heroics led Albany to a win in last year's semis, 61-59.
The Albany-Stony Brook matchup will be the 21st regular-season game to appear on ESPN networks this season as part of America East's and ESPN's agreement, the most in league history. In all, America East will have over 100 appearances on ESPN networks during the 2013-14 season, including the entire Men's & Women's Basketball Championship for the second-straight year, featuring the quarterfinals and semifinals on ESPN3, the women's championship game on ESPNU and the men's championship game on ESPN2.
ESPN3 is available in approximately 85 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.
Games on ESPN2, ESPN3 and ESPNU are also accessible through WatchESPN, ESPN’s authenticated networks service. Live streams of all the WatchESPN Networks are available at no additional cost to fans who receive ESPN as part of their TV subscription.
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