Monday, January 18, 2010

Road trip for Great Danes

The America East Conference established a new policy before the year that said any conference road trip that is less than 200 miles away must me a day off trip.

The University at Albany's fifth conference game brings about their first chance to experience that as they travel the 175 or so miles to Boston to take on Boston University Tuesday night at 7 p.m.

"I'm anxious to see how we respond collectively, especially our young guys and that's why it's important that our older guys play well," said UAlbany coach Will Brown on Monday.

The Great Danes will make this day of trip four times (Boston, Binghamton, Vermont, Hartford) and it will certainly be a little bit different.

"All of us did it for four years in high school," said sophomore Billy Allen. "It's definitely going to be a change for the older guys."

Brown said the team will leave in the morning, get to a hotel where they will check in for the day to watch film and eat at the hotel and get a chance to stretch the legs before heading to the arena for the game.

"We don't have a great road record, so maybe if we switch things up it will help us," said Allen.

Vermont and Binghamton have already made day of trips to SEFCU Arena and posted victories over UAlbany.

"Hopefully it rubs off on us," Brown said.

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