Box Scores, Recaps and Highlights
It's always been said that beating the same opponent three times is an exceptionally difficult task. Unfortunately for Albany, that wisdom rang true on Saturday. The Great Danes had downed Binghamton twice during the season, but the championship matchup was a whole new ballgame. Though the Bearcats jumped out to an early lead in the first set on its way to going up 1-0, the next two sets were much more of a struggle. Facing deficits 18-7 and 16-9 in the final two sets, Binghamton completed a pair of impressive comebacks to seal its second America East title in the past four years.
UMBC nearly pulled it off. Still without its leading scorer, Pete Caringi III, at 100%, the Retrievers managed to get the game to penalty kicks for the third straight match. Even going up against the defending national champion and current No. 5 seed, North Carolina, UMBC must have liked its chances with Phil Saunders in net. Saunders has been, to borrow a hockey idiom, standing on his head of late: he had stopped four of the last seven penalty kicks he'd faced and had just posted his tenth shutout of the season. Saunders did manage to stop one of the Tar Heels' attempt, but it wasn't enough. North Carolina keeper Scott Goodwin was on top of his game, stopping three of the Retrievers five attempts to help his team advance.
The Retrievers pushed North Carolina "to the limit", writes Kip Coons.
|Jordan Reed was electric for Binghamton.|
Friday, Nov. 16
- Binghamton 76, at Army 85: Box/Recap/Highlights
- Sacred Heart 47, at Hartford 62: Box/Recap/Highlights
Saturday, Nov. 17
- George Washington 72, at Boston U. 59: Box/Recap
- New Hampshire 64, at Bryant 76: Box/Recap/Highlights
- Albany 62, vs. UMKC 59: Box/Recap
- Vermont 66, at Northeastern 55: Box/Recap/Highlights
- Brown 70, at Maine 68: Box/Recap
Sunday, Nov. 18
- Albany 64, vs. Loyola (Md.) 67: Box/Recap
- Sacret Heart 64, at Stony Brook 62: Box/Recap
- Saint Peter's 54, at Binghamton 62: Box/Recap/Highlights
- You really ought to click on those Binghamton vs. St. Peter's highlights. Jordan Reed put on a show.
- Albany once trailed by as many as 18 to Loyola, before storming back to make it a game.
- Jacob Iati had 24 points for the Great Danes vs. UMKC, a career high for the guard.
- Hartford got double-digit scoring from Wes Cole and Evan Cooper off of the bench.
- Malik Thomas was one point away from his first career double-double for Boston U., as he recorded a career-high 10 rebounds.
- Freshman Ethan O'Day was great for Vermont against Northeastern, setting a career-high with 17 points.
- New Hampshire had four players in double figures vs. Bryant.
- Maine's Alasdair Fraser got to double-digit rebounds for the second straight game, hauling in 10 against Brown.
- Tommy Brenton threatened to notch a double-double for Stony Brook while having an off day shooting the ball. The senior had 11 rebounds and eight assists.
Friday, Nov. 16
|Amber Bepko had 16 points in Hartford's win over Richmond.|
- Richmond 61, at Boston U. 70: Box/Recap/Highlights
- Hartford 76, at Central Connecticut St. 62: Box/Recap
Saturday, Nov. 17
- Brown 56, at Vermont 66: Box/Recap/Highlights
- New Hampshire 68, at Holy Cross 66: Box/Recap
- Maine 74, vs. UNLV 67: Box/Recap
- Loyola 68, at UMBC 55: Box/Recap
Sunday, Nov. 18
- Maine 60, at Minnesota 77: Box/Recap
- Richmond 54, at Hartford 59: Box/Recap/Highlights
- Albany 68, at Western Michigan 54: Box/Recap
- Stony Brook 63, at Morgan St. 66: Box/Recap
- Binghamton 67, at Austin Peay 71: Box/Recap
- Chantell Alford was Boston U.'s leading scorer for the third consecutive game, netting 18 in the win over Richmond.
- Hartford is now 4-0 for the first time since 2005-06. That year the Hawks won the America East Championship for the second consecutive year.
- Vermont sophomore Niki Taylor recorded her first double-double of the season, hauling in 10 boards to go with 15 points.
- Trailing Holy Cross 56-46 with eight minutes left, New Hampshire went on a 15-0 run to help seal the win.
- Ashleigh Roberts stuffed the stat sheet in Maine's win over UNLV: 16 points, nine boards, four steals and three assists.
- Lauren Chase has reached double-figure points in all four UMBC games this year, pouring in 18 against Loyola this weekend.
- Albany's Lindsey Lowrie was deadly from downtown against Western Michigan, draining five of nine on her way to 17 points.
- Stony Brook had a good day on the boards, outrebounding Morgan St. 50-26.
- Sharae Swinson was a bright spot for Binghamton against Austin Peay, setting a career-high with 23 points.
Vermont Quarterly took a look back the women's basketball team from 1991-92 and the historic run they had.
Former Maine guard has made the roster for the Maine Red Claws of the NBA D-League.
Binghamton's win over St. Peter's was a "signature win" for the Bearcats and Coach Dempsey, writes Lynn Worthy of the Press and Sun.
Tim Wilkin, of the Albany Times Union, takes a look at a great comeback by the Great Danes and the freak play that ultimately sunk them.
Congratulations to the football teams from New Hampshire and Stony Brook, both of which earned at-large bids to the FCS Championship. Seacoast Online has the story on the Wildcats, while Newsday takes a look at the Seawolves.
No games tonight, as the action will pick up again on Tuesday night with eight basketball games.