March begins with a big day in America East women's basketball, as teams play their final regular-season contests with the tournament looming on March 7 at Albany's SEFCU Arena.
Albany (25-3, 15-0) owns the No. 1 seed and the regular-season title, but the Great Danes aim for their second-straight perfect season when they host Stony Brook (21-7, 12-3) on ESPN3 at 2 p.m. With a win, Albany would be just the second program in conference history to record back-to-back unbeaten seasons, joining Vermont which accomplished the ask in 1991-92 and 1992-93.
Stony Brook broke its program Division I record for wins with 21 after beating Vermont on Wednesday. The Seawolves would take the No. 2 seed in the tournament with a win or a loss by New Hampshire by virtue of holding tiebreak scenarios over the Wildcats. It would be the highest seed for Stony Brook since finishing second in 2005-06.
Also on the docket Saturday, New Hampshire (18-10, 12-3) hosts Maine (15-13, 9-6) at 1 p.m. The Wildcats can take the No. 2 seed with a win and a loss by Stony Brook at Albany. Maine will take the No. 4 seed with a win or a loss by Hartford. The Black Bears will face Hartford in the first round of the America East tournament.
Hartford (11-17, 8-7) will earn the No. 4 seed with a win and and a loss by Maine to New Hampshire. The Hawks host Vermont (7-21, 4-11) which is locked into the No. 6 slot in the championship.
Rounding out Saturday is Binghamton (5-23, 2-13) and UMBC (3-24, 2-13) at 2 p.m. on AmericaEast.TV. The winner will be the No. 7 seed with the loser taking the No. 8 slot.