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UAlbany headed to NCAAs, again

Saturday, March 15, 2014
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Albany's Gary Johnson (20), Sam Rowley (14), and Luke Devlin (11) celebrate as Stony Brook's Carson Puriefoy (10) and Kameron Mitchell (2) walk off the court after Albany beat Stony Brook 69-69 to win the championship of the America East Conference tournament NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Stony Brook, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)
Albany's Gary Johnson (20), Sam Rowley (14), and Luke Devlin (11) celebrate as Stony Brook's Carson Puriefoy (10) and Kameron Mitchell (2) walk off the court after Albany beat Stony Brook 69-69 to win the championship of the America East Conference tournament NCAA college basketball game Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Stony Brook, N.Y. (AP Photo/Kathy Kmonicek)

The University of Albany men's basketball team defeated Stony Brook University today, 69-60, winning the America East Conference tournament championship game and earning a trip to this year's NCAA basketball tournament.

The upset win, at Stony Brook, sends the Danes to the tournament for the second year in a row.

ALBANY (18-14)

S. Rowley 9-11 0-0 18, Johnson 1-5 6-7 8, Puk 2-4 4-4 8, Evans 6-13 2-2 16, Hooley 4-15 4-4 15, Devlin 1-3 0-0 2, Ennema 0-1 2-2 2. Totals 23-52 18-19 69.

STONY BROOK (23-10)

Warney 3-8 6-7 12, McAlister 3-6 1-2 7, Walker 1-4 0-0 2, Coley 4-14 1-1 9, Puriefoy 4-10 3-5 13, Mitchell 1-1 0-0 2, Jackson 2-8 1-1 5, McGrew 4-5 2-2 10, Mayo 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 22-56 14-18 60.

Halftime_Albany (NY) 34-31. 3-Point Goals_Albany (NY) 5-11 (Hooley 3-7, Evans 2-4), Stony Brook 2-14 (Puriefoy 2-5, McAlister 0-2, Coley 0-3, Jackson 0-4). Fouled Out_Jackson, S. Rowley. Rebounds_Albany (NY) 32 (Johnson 10), Stony Brook 35 (Warney 9). Assists_Albany (NY) 9 (Evans, S. Rowley 3), Stony Brook 9 (Coley 5). Total Fouls_Albany (NY) 14, Stony Brook 20. A_1,630.

 
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