America East Conference Tournament Recaps
(Sunday, March 10th)
Final Score: Vermont 85, UMBC 72
Albany, NY (Sports Network) - Candon Rusin scored 18 points as the Vermont Catamounts cruised to an 85-72 decision over the UMBC Retrievers in the semifinals of the American East Tournament at SEFCU Arena.
Luke Apfeld and Ethan O'Day tallied 16 points each for Vermont (21-10), which will take on fourth-seed Albany in the championship. Clancy Rugg also got into the mix with 11 points while Brian Voelkel tallied eight points, seven assists, five rebounds and two steals.
Ryan Cook paced UMBC (8-23) with 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor. Chase Plummer and Joey Getz contributed 13 points apiece while Brian Neller netted 11.
The Retrievers lost despite knocking down 12-of-22 from beyond the arc as they were outscored, 22-14, at the charity stripe.
Final Score: Albany 61, Stony Brook 59
Albany, NY (Sports Network) - Mike Black's layup with two seconds left lifted the fourth-seed Albany Great Danes to a thrilling 61-59 upset of the top-seed Stony Brook Seawolves in the America East Tournament semifinals at SEFCU Arena.
Black finished with 16 points, Jacob Iati tallied 14 points and Sam Rowley grabbed 11 rebounds for Albany (23-10) which faces Vermont in the finals this Saturday.
Stony Brook (24-7), which won the conference's regular season title, got 16 points from Carson Puriefoy, 15 points from Dave Coley, 10 points from Jameel Warney and 12 rebounds from Tommy Brenton.
The Great Danes led 57-49 with 1:34 remaining but the Seawolves went on a 10-2 run to knot things up at 59-59 with 12 seconds left. However Black sank the Seawolves' comeback attempt with his game-winner.
03/10 22:45:54 ET