UAlbany Crushes U Hartford-Takes Over 4th Place In The America East Conference
Smoking. Sizzling. Enfuego. All those describe the shooting touch of the Great Danes, especially in the 1st half of their game against Hartford University Saturday. And they all add up to a total destruction as well as the Danes pound the Hartford Hawks 75-49 and take over 4th place in the America East standings.
Check out these impressive numbers for UAlbany. They led 40-20 at the break and you might say Hartford was lucky to only be down 20. The Great Danes shot 70% in the 1st half. They hit 10 of their 1st 13 shots. For the game they shot 55%. That number was higher from downtown as they nailed 10 of 16 3 point attempts.
The senior back court of Jacob Iati and Mike Black both had solid ballgames. Iati had 18 of those points. Black had 14 points and 3 assists.
The Great Danes coasted in the 2nd half and Hartford never got the deficit into single digits.
This was a big win for UAlbany as they jostle for position in the America East Conference. UAlbany sweeps the 2 game season setup vs the Hawks and propel themselves a full game up on Hartford, 2 thanks to the sweep of both regular season games.
Not to be lost in the scintillating shooting display was the Great Danes shut down defense, as Hartford shot only 31% from the floor.
UAlbany now trails Boston U by half game for 3rd place and has crept back into the race for the regular season title. They trail 2nd place Vermont by 1 game for 2nd and are 2.5 back of Stony Brook for the top spot with 4 regular season games left. They will tangle with Boston University Wednesday night. 3 of the 4 games left in the season are road contests but UAlbany has fared well away from home this year, as they are 9-3 away from home so far this season