How Great Was This Year’s Albany Cup Between UAlbany And Siena?
The Albany Cup was an awesome scene on Saturday night. A large crowd of almost 10,000 fans were packed inside the MVP Arena to witness the first Albany Cup game since early December of 2017. UAlbany had an 11 point lead at halftime and led by as many as 16 early on in the second half. Then Siena went on a roll and winded up winning the game 75-62. The Great Danes had no field goals for almost nine minutes midway through the second half.
It was a frustrating loss for Coach Dwayne Killings, but Coach Carm and Siena made the necessary adjustments in order to get the win and the cup. There were a lot of positives for both teams too. It was a great game in a great venue as I discuss in my quick take from The Times Union:
The Siena and UAlbany men’s basketball game lived up to its hype on Saturday. Anytime you can put 9,500 fans inside the MVP Arena and have a competitive game for the Albany Cup, it’s a win for the Capital Region basketball fans. Siena was able to overcome a 16 point second half deficit to win, but regardless of who won, it was a fun game to be a part of. It’s a game that has to be played, and next season it will be played at the new arena at UAlbany.
My partner MJ and I had a fun time calling the game and the crowd and noise was incredible. We discussed the Albany Cup earlier this morning right here on Big Board Sports. Below is our full conversation on this.
Next up for Siena is Army on Wednesday night at the MVP Arena and for UAlbany they play Monday night against Union college at their new home this season, Hudson Valley Community College. Both games are at 7 p.m.