The UAlbany men’s basketball team doesn’t have to beat Vermont on Thursday at SEFCU Arena, but a win would send a strong message to the Catamounts should they meet again. If they meet a third time, it would be in Burlington for the America East Championship in March, and that’s a must win for both teams. The Great Danes have plenty of work ahead in order for that to happen. Vermont has a 30 game conference winning streak and they just figure out a way to win every night out. If the Great Danes can get big offensive performances from Joe Cremo and David Nichols on the same night, they will have a chance to pull out the win. But easier said they done against Vermont, a team which is very good defensively.

You can hear all UAlbany games on 104.5 the team ESPN Radio. Rodger Wyland and Brian Mariano will have the call with the pregame beginning at 6:30pm and tip a little after 7pm. The game will also be nationally televised on ESPNU beginning at 7pm.