The UAlbany basketball team enters the America East Tournament as one of the league's hottest teams.  

A 4-game winning streak to close the season gave the Great Danes the 4th seed in the AE Tourney - which begins on Thursday, March 3 and wraps up with the title game on Saturday, March 12.  

Albany (16-15 overall, 9-7 in America East) and 5th seeded Stony Brook (13-16, 8-8) will kick off quarterfinal action at 12:05 p.m on Saturday, March 5th. 

A rematch of last year's quarterfinal contest that the Seawolves took 68-59, this season's matchup features two teams playing their best basketball at the right time.  

The Great Danes, winners of four straight, knocked off Maine, 81-77, in overtime Sunday to finish in a tie for third place with the Black Bears. The Seawolves wrapped up their regular season with a 67-42 win over Binghamton, their fourth victory in their last five league games. 

University of Hartford's Chase Family Arena in West Hartford, Conn. will host the tournament's first, quarterfinal and semifinal rounds for the second straight year on March 3-6. The conference champion will be crowned on the court of the highest remaining seed on Saturday, March 12.  

The four quarterfinal winners will advance to the semifinal round on Sunday, March 6. The Albany/Stony Brook winner will face the winner of the Vermont-first round game winner matchup at 5:04 p.m. while the Boston U.-New Hampshire winner will take on the Maine-Hartford winner at 7:34 p.m.  

America East Television will produce both of Sunday's semifinals, which will also be available on ESPN3, ESPN Full Court and for free on AmericaEast.com. 

The championship game will be held Saturday, March 12 on the campus of the highest remaining seed and tip at 12:02 p.m. on ESPN2.