MBB Postseason Update: Albany Battles Florida in NCAAs Thursday
Postseason action continues for one America East men's basketball team Thursday as Albany tries to make history and become the first-ever No. 16 seed to knock off a No. 1 seed when it faces top-ranked Florida. The Great Danes won their first-ever NCAA game on Tuesday, beating Mount St. Mary's in the first four. The win gave America East at least one victory in five of the last postseasons and eight all time.
Vermont and Stony Brook also wrapped up their seasons with first round losses in the NIT and CBI, respectively.
Visit Postseason Central for live coverage and recap links from all the America East postseason action.
Thursday, March 20
NCAA Championship (Second Round) - Orlando, Fla.
No. 16 Albany vs. No. 1 Florida, 4:10 p.m. (TBS)
Albany takes on top-overall seed and No. 1 ranked Florida Thursday in the second round of the NCAA Men's Basketball Championship ... The previous two times the Great Danes have been a No. 16 seed, they have either led or been within single digits with less than 10 minutes left in the game.
Wednesday, March 19
National Invitation Tournament (First Round)
at No. 2 Georgia 63, No. 7 Vermont 56
Georgia outscored Vermont 18-4 to close the game after the Catamounts had built a nine-point second-half lead to advance to the second round of the NIT ... UVM went on a 21-2 run to built that nine-point advantage ... UVM turned Georgia over 22 time resulting in 24 points ... Sandro Carissimo scored 11 points to lead UVM ... The Cats end their season 22-11.
Tuesday, March 18
NCAA Championship (First Round) - Dayton, Ohio
No. 16 Albany 71, vs. No. 16 Mount St. Mary's 64
Albany shot 57 percent from the field and scored eight of the game's final 10 points to beat Mount St. Mary's Tuesday in the NCAA First Four ... The win is Albany's first NCAA victory and America East's eighth all time .... The Great Danes opened the game on a 21-2 run only to have the Mountaineers counter with an 18-0 spurt ... D.J. Evans had career highs of 22 points and nine rebounds ... Peter Hooley added 20 points, including four down the stretch to seal the outcom ... The Great Danes outrebounded Mount by 19.
College Basketball Invitational (First Round)
at Siena 66, Stony Brook 55
Siena outscored Stony Brook by 14 in the second half en route to a win in the first round of the CBI Tuesday ... The postseason appearances was the Seawolves fourth in the last five years ... The Saints used a 12-0 second-half run to pull away ... Jameel Warney led SBU with a double-double (15 pts., 10 rebs.).