Albany Visits SBU on ESPN3, MBB Seeds To Be Set on Season's Final Day
Eight America East men's basketball square off on the final day of the regular season with six fighting for seeding position for next week's America East Championship. games remain with much left to be decided. One of those teams, Albany, visits Stony Brook on ESPN3 at 2 p.m. Eric Frede (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 (15-13, 9-6 AE), winner of three in a row, can earn the No. 3 seed, which would be its best since 2008, with a win or a Hartford loss to UMBC. Stony Brook (20-9, 11-3 AE) has secured to No. 2 seed for the tournament, the fourth time in five years it has been seeded second or higher. The Great Danes have won back-to-back games against Stony Brook, including a 77-67 victory on Jan. 29.
Hartford (15-15, 9-6 AE) has won five of its last six and earn the No. 3 seed for the second-straight year with a win over UMBC (7-19, 5-10 AE). The Retrievers would be No. 5, its best seed since 2008, with a win or losses by both Binghamton and New Hampshire. UMBC won the first meeting between the two teams, 60-58, on Jan. 25.
Binghamton (7-21, 4-11 AE), winner of four of its last six, hosts regular-season champion Vermont (20-9, 14-1 AE). The Bearcats can be seeded anywhere from No. 5 to No. 7. The Catamounts have locked up the No. 1 seed for the fifth time since 2002. UVM still has things to play for however. The Cats have won 10 in a row, are on the verge of setting a league record for best scoring margin in league play (+21.7) and can become the first team to suffer just one league loss since the 2006-07 season with a win.
New Hampshire (6-22, 4-11 AE) and Maine (5-22, 3-12 AE) will settle bracket matters in their game. The Wildcats can still finish anywhere from No. 5 to No. 8 while the Black Bears would be No. 7 with a win, as it would hold the tiebreak over UNH, and No. 8 with a loss. Maine beat UNH earlier this season, 68-60, on Jan. 29.
Sunday, March 2
Albany at Vermont, 2 p.m. (ESPN3) - Watch on ESPN3 | Live Stats
UMBC at Hartford, 2 p.m. - Watch on AmericaEast.TV | Live Stats
New Hampshire at Maine, 2 p.m. - Watch on AmericaEast.TV | Live Stats
Vermont at Binghamton, 2 p.m. - Watch on AmericaEast.TV | Live Stats