DURHAM, N.H. - For the first time in the past six trips at Lundholm Gym, the University at Albany takes care of business against New Hampshire, 68-62, on Wednesday, Jan 16. The Great Danes improve to 4-1 in league play, while the Wildcats fall to 0-4.
"We have players who are buying into their roles, whether they are made to take shots or grab the rebounds, we are finding ways to win as a team," said Coach Brown on a strong team win on the road. "A lot of people question why we are 15-4, we may not be the most flashy team but players are understanding what they are capable to do on the floor and not try to go outside their realm."
Mike Black led the Great Danes for the second consecutive game with a 20-plus point performance, scoring 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting along with six rebounds and four assists. Sam Rowley records his third consecutive game with a double-double, tallying 10 points and 10 rebounds.
New Hampshire (4-12, 0-4 America East) came out with a vengeance, scoring 18 points in the first five minutes of the second half to cut the deficit to just one, 35-34, with 14:31 left. The Wildcats hit five-of-six from behind, two coming from Ferg Myrick.
UAlbany (15-4, 4-1 America East) came back on a 14-5 run to extend the lead to 10, 49-39, with 9:31 remaining in the contest. Jayson Guerrier came off the bench and scored six of his points to help spark the run. The Great Danes extended their lead to as much as 13, 60-47, with 3:58 left.
The Wildcats cut the lead down to six, 61-55, with an 11-4 run that was paced by a Patrick Konan and Scott Morris three-pointer.
UAlbany held the lead for the final 1:14 and shot a perfect 4-of-4 to hold on to a six-point lead to finish the game.
Great Danes brought a lock-down defense in the first half, holding the Wildcats to 16 points on 24 percent (7-29) shooting from the floor. The 16 points allowed was the lowest points given up in a half in program's Division I history.
UAlbany finished the half on a 9-3 run with Metcalf scoring four of his seven first-half points during the stretch. The Great Danes were able to hold the Wildcats to no points from 11:15 mark down to the 3:30 mark, going seven minutes and 45 seconds without allowing a point.
The Great Danes take their three-game winning streak to West Hartford, Conn. to play Hartford at the Chase Family Arena. Tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m.
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