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NCAA tourney: UAlbany vs. Oklahoma

Read all about the University at Albany's track to the NCAA tournament. This is their third straight appearance.

MAAC tickets on sale Sunday

Single session passes for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's and women's basketball championships, to be held March 5-9 at the Times Union Center in Albany, go on sale Sunday.

Siena's Long out with high-ankle sprain

Siena College sophomore forward Lavon Long suffered a high-ankle sprain at practice Wednesday and will miss Friday night’s game at Radford. Team physician Dr. Richard Alfred said X-rays on the ankle were negative, and he fitted Long with a walking boot. Long has started all eight games for Siena this ...

Saints' Long honored

Siena's young guns are starting to pay dividends during the home stretch of the conference season. Freshman guard Lavon Long was named MAAC rookie of the week today after tying his career-high with 16 points – all in the second half – in Siena’s 69-60 win at Rider Sunday. Long ...

Siena Pink Zone Thursday

When the Siena women's basketball team takes on Quinnipiac Thursday night, it will be part of the school's 14th annual Pink Zone game, to help raise awareness and money to fight breast cancer. The Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer has raised more than $100,000 for the organization since the ...

Danes hold on; Saints face Canisius

University at Albany built a 20-point halftime lead and was ready to coast to another home victory today at SEFCU Arena, before Maine woke up. The Black Bears eventually whittled their deficit to 57-56 with 8:01 left, but the Great Danes eventually pulled away again for a 74-63 win. Pete ...

Another close loss for Danes

UAlbany's men's basketball team has had difficulty winning on the road, especially in conference play. Tonight's game in Baltimore was no exception. The Retrievers from the University of Maryland Baltimore County beat the Great Danes, 71-69, on a tip-in with two seconds left by Quinton Jones. UAlbany is 1-5 in ...

Siena's Donohue honored again

For the third time this season, Siena Women’s Basketball freshman forward Meghan Donohue has been named the MAAC rookie of the week. She averaged 12.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in two games last week for the Saints. Donohue’s three MAAC rookie of the week awards are the most by a ...

Saints stop Niagara

Another big win at home for the Siena men's basketball team tonight at Times Union Center. The Saints turned back Niagara, 66-62, and held the nation's scoring leader Antoine Mason, to 18 points, almost 10 below his average. Siena is now 7-2 at home, 6-5 in the Metro Atlantic Athletic ...

Local teams rewarded

It was a big week for the Siena and UAlbany basketball teams in terms of individual and team accolades. Siena freshman point guard Marquis Wright was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference rookie of the week after averaging 11.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 6.5 assists in a pair of road ...

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