Game 12: UAlbany vs. St. Francis (N.Y.)
UAlbany self-admittedly stole a game against Sacred Heart on Saturday and are out to the program's best record through 11 games.
It seems as if the Great Danes are starting to get contributions for many different players.
Freshman Billy Allen hit a couple of big 3-pointers, senior Jerel Hastings scored seven points off the bench and Mike Johnson, who added nine points off the bench hit the game-winning free throw.
For UAlbany to win while only getting two points from Will Harris and one from Tim Ambrose shows that this team is starting to exhibit the depth I thought they would have in preseason.
Records: UAlbany 7-4. St. Francis (N.Y.) 3-6
The Series: The Great Danes lead the all-time series 2-0, including a 66-53 victory last season in which Ambrose scored 17 second-half points.
Player to Watch: Will Harris, junior UAlbany. Harris said before the season began he was looking forward to returning to the New York City area for games against both Columbia and St. Francis. Harris will most likely have family in attendance and he's coming off a poor game where he scored just two points and played only 11 minutes. He did come out of the game with dizziness, so if he's okay to go, I expect him to step up.
X-factor: Home Cooking. The Terriers have won both games at home so far by a combined four points. UAlbany has more talent and should win, but they've had trouble winning and closing out games on the road.
Prediction: UAlbany 67, St. Francis 61 (My record is 9-2)