UAlbany Beats Binghamton, Moves to 12-0 in League Play
The University at Albany men's basketball team kept its America East season perfect on Tuesday, beating Binghamton on the road, 62-46.
The Danes win has them at 17-7 overall and 12-0 in the league. The 12-game league winning streak matches the longest such streak in league history, as the 2004-05 Vermont team also won 12. That UVM team beat Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA tournament.
Sam Rowley led the way for UA, scoring 20 points and securing a career-high 15 rebounds. Dallas Ennema had a career-high 18 points. He had three triples and he continues to help stretch defenses.
The big disparity for UAlbany came on the glass, as the Danes out-rebounded the Bearcats 44-19.
"It was a good win for us on the road,” said head coach Will Brown. “Binghamton is a team that presents some challenges for us because they play on the small side. We’re more of a traditional team that plays a forward and a center. I thought our guys did a great job defending the dribble. It’s nice to get a road win, now we just have to move forward and continue trying to get better.”
The Danes will play a non-conference game with NJIT on Friday night in what will be the return of Danes superstar Peter Hooley, who left the team indefinitely in late January to be with his mother, who was battling colon cancer.
Sue Hooley died on Jan. 30th.