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Division I hoops

A Daily Gazette sports blog
Our staff covers Siena and UAlbany

Good day for UAlbany hoops

Some fine individual performances helped both the University at Albany men's and women's teams pick up key victories today. The UAlbany men (9-9 overall, 3-2 America East Conference) rode a career-high 28 points from Gary Johnson to beat Maine, 85-78, in Orono, while the UAlbany women (4-0 in the league, ...

Danes remain powerhouse

University at Albany's women's basketball team finally returns home after a five-game road trip, and the two-time defending champion Great Danes play their first America East Conference home game by hosting Maine Saturday at 2 p.m. at SEFCU Arena. The Great Danes are one of only two unbeaten teams left ...

Danes dominate honors

University at Albany's Sam Rowley and Shereesha Richards swept the America East Conference player of the week awards. Rowley, a junior forward, scored 20 points against Brown and added 21 points and 11 rebounds against Colgate for his second double-double of the season. He's averaging 14.4 points per game for ...

America East tourney tickets set

All-session ticket packages for the 2014 America East men's and women's basketball championships, presented by SEFCU, are now on sale. The tournament will be hosted by the University at Albany March 7-10. Fans can purchase their tickets online or by calling 518-442-DANE (3263). All-session passes are $60 and include a ...

Richards, Wright honored

For the third straight week, University at Albany sophomore forward Shareesha Richards has been named the America East women's basketball player of the week. She leads the conference in scoring (23.3 ppg) and rebounding (9.6 rpg). In two games last week, she averaged 25 points a game. UAlbany is off ...

Saints go for Franciscan Cup

Siena College will try to win its first game of the season -- and capture the Franciscan Cup for the first time -- when the Saints meet St. Bonaventure Tuesday night at Times Union Center. The 0-3 Saints nearly pulled an upset at La Salle Saturday before dropping a 78-74 ...

Saints, Danes in action

Siena College's men's team tries for its first win of the season Saturday at La Salle, and UAlbany attempts to remain unbeaten when it visits Quinnipiac as both local teams hit the road. The Saints lost to UAlbany in the annual Albany Cup and then fell at Vermont last Tuesday ...

Danes home, Saints on the road

University at Albany plays its home opener Tuesday night against New Jersey Institute of Technology at SEFCU Arena, and Siena visits Vermont at Patrick Gym in Burlington, Vt. The 1-0 Great Danes, fresh off their season-opening win over Siena last Friday, should be favored against the Highlanders, who fell to ...

Saints vs. Danes top local ticket

When you're talking about local sporting events, there is no doubt that the Siena vs. UAlbany men's basketball game is No. 1 on the list. Sure, the Travers at Saratoga is a fantastic spectacle and certainly draws the most people, but the athletes involved are horses, after all. Hard to ...

UAlbany women name captains

Sarah Royals, Margarita Rosario and Sherresha Richards have been elected captains for the UAlbany women’s basketball team. Royals, the team’s lone returning starter from last season, will play both point guard and off guard. The junior led the team in assists with 115, averaging 4.6 points and 2.2 rebounds per ...

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