UAlbany's trio of ???
At the end of the game this is what UAlbany coach Will Brown said.
"I joked around out there, the (New York) Giants have Earth, Wind and Fire, I guess we have to come up with something for Ambrose, Harris and Raffa," Brown said.
Brown went on to say that he couldn't let Raffa picked the name because he would come up with something like the "Three Paesans."
While the three have been big and I mean big in getting UAlbany out to a 3-1 conference record and 11-6 overall, the program's best start through 17 games, I think we should hold off on the nicknames just for a few more games.
Brown said he was prepared to play 40 minutes of zone basketball, even though he hates it because the Great Danes had to do it to win.
"I can't stand it, but we had to play it," Brown said.
The zone kept the Bearcats out of the lane a lot and forced them to pass the ball around the perimeter.
While Binghamton coach Kevin Broadus didn't necessarily think it was the zone's effectiveness that hurt his team, I think it did give them some issues.
"We were getting lay-ups, we just couldn't make them," Broadus said. "It wasn't the zone that gave us problems, we gave ourselves problems."
While there was no pushing and shoving, there was some jabs thrown by the fans.
One fan had a sign that read "Broome Country Jail, SUNY Binghamton Annex," which most of the crowd didn't see because that fan was asked to now show it before the game (I believe).
That same fan had another sign that read "Broadus, don't push me too," or something to that affect.
As far as between the two schools, Coach Broadus and Brown exchanged a hand shake before the game and everything was pretty civil between the lines.
"That's a championship caliber team," said Broadus about UAlbany following the game. "Hopefully, it comes down to a third game."