Albany Great Danes: NCAA Tournament Profile


Australian guard Peter Hooley keys the Great Danes. (Times-Union)

Albany Great Danes (18-14, 9-7 America East)-It was another miraculous run for the Great Danes in the America East, as they crashed the Big Dance by knocking off the conference’s No. 1 and No. 2 seeds for the second straight year. This team is certainly battle-tested, and understands how to win in big games. Australian sensation Peter Hooley (15.7 ppg) leads the team in scoring, and 6-6 forward Sam Rowley (11.3 ppg, 6.8 rpg) is very effective on the inside. Albany is an excellent free throw shooting team, having made 18 of 19 in the A-East final.

Vermont (15-1), Stony Brook (13-3) and Hartford (10-6) finished with better conference records than the Danes, but Albany won six of seven down the stretch and three in a row to advance to the NCAA Tournament. The Great Danes probably don’t have what it takes to pull the upset in their first round game, but if they do, it’ll be because of their experience and defense.


290th Assists per Game (11.1)

289th Points per Game (65.9)

39th Points Allowed per Game (63.8)

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