Maine-Albany on ESPN3 Highlights Saturday's Action
The final quarter of the regular season kicks off Saturday with eight America East men's basketball games in action, four of which have only four games remaining. Maine visits Albany at 2 p.m. on ESPN3 to highlight the action. Ed Cohen (play-by-play) and Frank Sullivan (analyst) will have the call.
Fans can watch that game on ESPN3 as well as WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app and through ESPN on Xbox LIVE. Fans can learn how to access games on all available platforms at ESPN3's FAQ page.
Albany (12-13, 6-6 AE) and Maine (5-19, 3-9 AE) are both coming off losses Wednesday. The Great Danes dropped a heartbreaker, 71-69, at UMBC on Quentin Jones' tip-in with 1.4 seconds left. The Black Bears allowed Hartford to shoot a season-best 59 percent in a 91-79 loss. Maine comes in as the league's top scoring team, averaging 72.9 points per game while Albany is third in scoring defense, allowing just 65.5 points per contest. The Great Danes have won six of the last seven meetings between the two teams, including the first meeting in Orono in January. Gary Johnson scored a career-high 28 points in the win as Albany scored a season-high 85 points.
Two of other three contests Saturday will air on AmericaEast.TV as UMass Lowell hosts Stony Brook at 4:30 p.m. and Hartford welcomes UNH at 7 p.m. Fans can watch through a web browser from their computer, tablet or smartphone. How to Watch
UMass Lowell (8-16, 6-6 AE) goes for its fourth win in its last six games when it hosts Stony Brook (17-8, 9-2 AE). The River Hawks fell at Vermont Wednesday while the Seawolves, winners of nine of their last 11 games, lost to UNH its last time out a week ago. Stony Brook took the first meeting of the year, 70-65, on Jan. 18.
Hartford (12-14, 6-5 AE) aims for its third-straight win when it hosts UNH (6-18, 4-7 AE). The Hawks moved into third place in the league standings with a win at Maine Wednesday as they scored a season-high 91 points. The Wildcats dropped a heartbreaker at home to Binghamton, 72-71 in overtime. Hartford had its best defensive effort of the year in the two teams' first meeting, a 60-43 Hawk win.
Vermont (16-9, 10-1 AE) also hosts UMBC (8-15, 5-7 AE) in the final matchup of the day at 2 p.m. The Catamounts have won five straight and 12 of their last 13 while the Retrievers have won three of their last five. Vermont, whose scoring margin in conference play is plus-20.4, has beaten UMBC 13 straight times, including a 73-47 win earlier this season.
Saturday, February 15
Maine at Albany, 2 p.m. (ESPN3) - ESPN3 Video | Live Stats
UMBC at Vermont, 2 p.m. - Live Video | Live Stats
Stony Brook at UMass Lowell, 4:30 p.m. - Watch on AmericaEast.TV | Live Stats
New Hampshire at Hartford, 7 p.m. - Live Video | Live Stats