ORANGEBURG, S.C. - The saying goes, "When it rains, it pours", and that is exactly what happened as the University at Albany shot 15-of-29 from three-point range to beat South Carolina State, 83-55, on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at the Smith-Hammond-Middleton Center. The 15 made threes by the Great Danes broke the Division I record of 14, which was done twice before and most recently against Detroit on Nov. 26, 2010.
Senior guard Mike Black paced his squad with a season-high 23 points and six assists, shooting 9-of-11 from the field. Guards Jacob Iati and Jayson Guerrier each scored in double digits with 14 and 18, respectively. Black, Iati, and Guerrier shot a combined 56.5 percent (13-for-23) from behind the arc.
South Carolina State (3-2) had four players score in double figures. Shaquille Mitchell led the Bulldogs with 13 points and three rebounds. Khalif Toombs, Adama Adams, and Darryl Palmer tallied 12, 12, and 10 points in the game.
UAlbany (4-2) opened up the first half with a bang, which came at the hot hand of Guerrier. The senior guard made the game's first four shots to put the Great Danes up 11-0 with 15:16 remaining in the first half. The Great Danes then hit six three's and put-back dunk by junior guard Gary Johnson to extend its lead to 21, 39-18, with 5:39 left in the half.
Both teams would trade baskets for the final five minutes and UAlbany held on to a 20-point lead going into the half, 45-25.
The Great Danes began the second half on a 15-6 run to hold a 29-point lead, 60-31, with 15:24 left in the game. Black and Iati combined for three triples and sophomore forward Sam Rowley made two consecutive layups to cap the run.
South Carolina State responded with its own run of 18-9 to cut the deficit to 20, 69-49, with 5:46 remaining. Mitchell scored eight of his team's game-high 13 points during the stretch.
However, UAlbany held off the Bulldogs for the final 5:45 to grab its fourth win of the season. The Great Danes outshot the Bulldogs from the floor, 53.4 percent to 43.9 percent and out rebounded them 37-26 on the boards.
The Great Danes prepare for their next contest against Wagner on Monday, Nov. 26 at SEFCU Arena.
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.