"How to beat UAlbany"
Brown made a full 5-page report that included notes on each player, what his team does offensively and defensively, their strengths and weaknesses and keys to beating them and the Great Danes' keys to winning.
"I think that opened up some eyes," said Brown just before the team departed for Sacred Heart on Thursday.
UAlbany (6-4) plays the Pioneers (3-4) Friday night at 7 p.m.
Brown said he thought that the report had worked.
"I think that helped them understand where I was coming from a little bit," Brown said.
Brown also said that he spoke with two coaches from teams that UAlbany has already played and will not play in the future to exchange scouting reports and see what other teams think of his squad.
"That gives us a good feel, as a staff, for what people think about us as a team," Brown said. "That also gives our opponents an idea of what we think about them and that helps us get better and improve."
UAlbany beat Sacred Heart 75-57 last season at SEFCU Arena, but one player that the Great Danes didn't see was Joey Henley.
Henley missed all of last season with a knee injury, but is averaging 13.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game this year.
"He's really tough," UAlbany junior Scotty McRae said. "He plays football. He's an animal. He's kind of small, but he's going to play hard."
McRae knows Henley because he worked out with him a few times over the summer along with fellow Sacred Heart player Josh Marshall, who played with McRae at Lawrence Woodmere Academy on Long Island.
"He's a really good athlete," McRae said. "If we keep up with him in transition and we keep him off the glass and we know what moves he likes and if we can take those away, we can do a good job at him."
Sophomore guard Louis Barraza will not make the trip because he has been sick with a stomach virus.