WBB; VCU at Maine, Saturday 1 p.m.
Maine will host one of the newest Atlantic 10 Conference members on Saturday. The Black Bears will be playing for the first time since the Subway Classic, where they knocked off UNLV.
MBB; Central Connecticut St. at Hartford, Saturday 4 p.m.
A pair of in-state rivals will do battle on Saturday afternoon. Hartford is 1-1 this season against foes from the state of Connecticut, after beating Sacred Heart and dropping a close game to Quinnipiac.
WBB: Boston U. at Michigan, Saturday 4 p.m.
The Terriers make a trip out to the Wolverine State to take on Eastern Michigan and then the Wolverines themselves on Saturday. Boston U. is 2-2 on the season.
MBB: Stony Brook at (23) Connecticut, Sunday 4 p.m.
The Seawolves will be the second America East team to try their hand at UConn this season, after Vermont fell to the Huskies earlier this season. Stony Brook will be playing Canisius the day before.
WBB: (16) St. John's at Hartford, Sunday 2 p.m.
The undefeated Hawks will have a great test when the Red Storm comes into West Hartford this weekend. Hartford is 5-0 for the first time in program history.
The Numbers Game
4: The number of America East field hockey players who finished the season in the top 50 in the NCAA for points per game. Fairfield's Felicitas Heinen led the way at 22nd (1.90/gm) and was joined in the top 50 by a trio of Albany players: Daphne Voormolen, Jessica Longstreth and Corrine McConville
2: The number of players from Albany that finished top 10 in the country for assists per game. Jessica Longstreth was fifth with .81 per game while freshman Laura Page was tied for seventh with .75 per game.
|Albany had several players on the NCAA leaderboards.|
1.24: This is was the goals against average for Albany goalie Kristi Troch. She was fifth in the NCAA for that statistic. Number six on the list? Boston U. goalie Jess Maroney, who compiled a 1.26 GAA.
60: Just two America East men's basketball teams are giving up fewer than 60 points per game: Stony Brook (56) and Vermont (56.8).
+10: The Hartford women (WBB) have by far the best scoring margin in the conference at +10. Next closest is New Hampshire at +1.3.
The Albany men had a big win over South Carolina St. earlier this week and the Albany Times Union blog takes a look at that win and more.
Any Star Trek fans out there? Stony Brook is bringing the Holodeck one step closer to reality.
The head coach of Binghamton's opponent this weekend, Marywood, has a connection to Coach Dempsey that goes back a long way.
The Maine women's basketball team is using a tough non-conference schedule to get ready for league play.
Hartford has been selected to play in the 2013 Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.