Courtesy: America East Communications

Daily Word: Title Games Set

Release: 03/05/2012

New for the 2011-2012 seasons, the America East Daily Word, a collaboration between and AExtra, will recap the previous day's games and on goings on our nine campuses and provide links to previews, recaps, features and exclusive coverage.

This is the first Daily Word in the month of the March and the “Madness” has already begun.

Semifinal action at the America East Basketball Championship in West Hartford yesterday defined March Madness. We had upsets, buzzer-beaters, comebacks, double overtime, big shots but most importantly we know who will be playing for a shot to Dance next weekend.

Stony Brook and Albany went down to the absolute wire on the men’s side. Dallis Joyner’s buzzer-beating tip in sent the Seawolves to the title game back on Long Island and created serious buzz in the New York media market.

ESPN New York’s Kieran Darcy blogged about the game and included Eric Frede’s call of the final 10 seconds in the post. Darcy also included Stony Brook’s win in a post of local Long Island Schools still standing.

Stony Brook will host the America East title game for the first time looking to head to the NCAA tourney for the first time. Greg Logan of Newsday recaps from the Stony Brook perspective and Tim Wilkin of the Times Union has more from Albany.

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