Overview: We're expecting to get a ton of snow over the day Wednesday, but I don't think it will be enough to move this game anywhere, unlike it did earlier this season at Sacred Heart.
The Great Danes will be out to avenge their loss earlier this season, 64-54 on Jan. 3.
The Hawks have lost six of seven games since that victory, their only win coming against Maine.
Still, the way UAlbany has played over the course of their last three games, don't expect them to expect a victory.
"We just lost to Stony Brook and Maine, so we're not taking anybody for granted," senior guard Jerel Hastings said on Tuesday.
UAlbany coach Will Brown had this to say about some of his key players health heading into this game.
"Anthony Raffa has not practiced and will be a game-time decision tomorrow," Brown said. "Will Harris practiced gingerly the past two days and Timmy (Ambrose) just walked through stuff yesterday and participated through about half of practice today. Other than that, practice was good."
All three of those guys have been key to UAlbany's success this season and not having any or all at 100 percent or at all could mean other players really have to step it up.
Brown admitted Tuesday that the Hawks provide a tough matchup for his team.
"I think this game is going to be a tough game for us because of Hartford's style of play," Brown said. "All that matchup zone and they spread the floor and shoot a lot of three's. We've had trouble with them in previous years and earlier this season."
As for the last game, it seems as if the Great Danes players will be trying to draw off of that loss tonight.
"Last time we played against them, we didn't really do the best job defensively," Harris said. "This time, we focused a little more on changing a couple of things, so that we are in a better position to get a 'W.'"
Records: UAlbany 4-3, 12-8. Hartford 2-5, 6-15
Prediction: UAlbany 65, Hartford 60 (Let's see Hartford is 1-11 on the road, UAlbany is 7-1 at home. One could be anomaly, but 20 is a trend. My record is 14-6)
Labels: College Basketball, Hartford, Jerel Hastings, UAlbany, Will Brown, Will Harris