Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gaels getting UAlbany's attention

ALBANY - University at Albany coach Will Brown does like to play up each of his opponents and after Tuesday's practice was no different.

“They’re a top three, top four, worst case scenario,” Brown said. “Any time you go on the road and win at Providence, beat Creighton and lose, I believe in overtime to Florida State, you’re pretty darn good.”

The only thing different is this Iona team might actually be as good as Brown is portraying.

Kevin Willard is in his third season as head coach and he has a pretty good, albeit young team this season.

Willard came over from Louisville and Brown said the pressure his Gaels use is nearly a clone of pressure from Louisville days, while also having some similarities to the Holy Cross teams his father Ralph coached.

The Great Danes are coming off of an overtime loss at Central Connecticut, but it seems like the team is over that game.

“I think that the Central game is pretty much out of our system,” said senior forward Will Harris. “It wasn’t for lack of effort and if we’re going to lose than we want to get beat.”


Through 11 games, UAlbany is shooting 43 percent from the field and 31 percent from 3-point range.

With the struggles last year's team had shooting the ball, I asked Brown is he thought his team shooting the ball better this season.

“I anticipated us being a much better shooting team,” Brown, citing injuries to Louis Barraza and somewhat slow starts of Jake Lindfors and Logan Aronholt.

He's like to be higher percentage-wise so that teams can't help more on drives or clog the lanes.

“I think we’re better yeah, but we’re still not good enough right now,” said Brown.

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