COLUMBUS, Ohio - Junior guard Aaron Craft led the Buckeyes with 20 points to defeat UAlbany, 82-60, on Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Value City Arena. The Great Danes look ahead to the Washington Huskies on Tuesday, Nov. 13 at Alaska Airlines Arena.
Great Danes senior guard Mike Black led his squad with 20 points on 7-of-13 shooting. Jacob Iati scored in double figures with 13 points, shooting a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line.
Craft paced No. 4 Ohio State with 20 points, shooting 5-of-7 from the three point line. Deshaun Thomas, Lenzelle Smith Jr., and LaQuinton Ross all scored in double figures with 19, 18, and 10 points, respectively.
UAlbany out shot Ohio State from the free throw line 73.3 percent (22-30) to 46.2 percent (6-13). The Great Danes tied the Buckeyes on the boards with 32 apiece.
The Great Danes came out aggressive, keeping up with the No. 4 Buckeyes. Both teams would battle back and forth through the first six minutes of play, with Ohio State holding a slight 10-8 lead with 14:02 remaining. Black tallied five of the team's first eight points.
Ohio State extended its lead to six, 14-8, with 12:20 left. Craft and Ross each tallied buckets to push the Buckeye lead.
However, UAlbany came back by going on a 15-8 run with 4:46 left in the half to give the Great Danes a 23-22 lead. Black paced the Great Danes with eight points and forward Sam Rowley capped the run with a layup.
Buckeye's Thomas took the game into his own hands for the final four minutes of the half, scoring 13 of his 16 first half points. Ohio State went into the half with a 14-point lead, 39-25.
Ohio State took its 14-point first half lead and extended it to 27, 67-40, with 7:24 left in the second half. Craft hit three of his five triples during the Buckeye run.
UAlbany used a 20-8 run to cut the deficit to 15, 75-60, with 1:52 remaining in the half. Two offensive rebounds by Luke Devlin helped Peter Hooley hit a three to cut the deficit. But Ohio State held off the UAlbany run to begin the season 1-0.
The University was established in 1844 and designated a University Center of the State University of New York in 1962. With it's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service, the University engages 17,000 diverse students across three campuses within Albany.
With 10 schools & colleges within the University, including the Honors College, the University has long been recognized for its selective programs. The University holds a research profile near $400 million, and ranks among the nation's top public universities.
College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering
UAlbany's College of Nanoscale Science and Technology is the first in the world dedicated to research, development, education, and deployment in nanoscience, nanoengineering, nanobioscience, and nanoeconomics. The NanoTech Complex - a $3.5 billion, 450,000-square-foot facility that has attracted over 250 global corporate partners - is the most advanced research complex of its kind at any university in the world.
School of Business
The School of Business has maintained its AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) accreditation since it was first granted in 1974, and was the first school in the world to be recognized by AACSB at both the graduate and undergraduate levels.
School of Criminal Justice
Founded in 1968, UAlbany's School of Criminal Justice became the first Ph.D.-granting criminal justice program in the nation. SCJ is concerned with all aspects of crime and societal reactions. They examine political, economic and cultural patterns that shape definitions of crime and influence public response. They also study social forces that lead to criminal conduct, and crime control systems. Ranked #2 in the nation
School of Education
UAlbany's School of Education: Educational Administration Doctoral program ranked seventh in the nation.
National Rankings of UAlbany's Rockefeller College Programs: Information Management & Technology 4th, Public Administration & Management 6th, Public Finance 9th, and Public Policy 25th. Ranked #10 in nation overall.
The Gen*NY*Sis Center for Excellence in Cancer Genomics is committed to research that will discover the genetic origins of cancer and lead to finding a cure for the disease. Located on the University at Albany's East Campus, the center combines UAlbany research expertise in genomics and biomedical sciences with state-of-the-art technology in a new 117,000 square foot facility.
Northeast Regional Forensics Institute
UAlbany's Northeast Regional Forensic Institute (NERFI) is an innovative organization that addresses the current high demand for trained professionals in forensic laboratories while simultaneously fostering the research required to improve the speed, accuracy, and effectiveness of future forensic analyses.
Atmospheric Sciences Research Center
New York State Writers Institute
The University Libraries provide over two million volumes and rank among the nation's top one hundred research libraries.
Since its inaugural exhibition, Paintings and Sculpture from the Nelson A. Rockefeller Collection in 1967, the University Art Museum maintains its commitment to presenting contemporary art exhibitions that connect community and worldviews with the vast resources of the University.