Quick Reaction: UAlbany 71, NJIT 65
It was the home opener for UAlbany and they revealed their America East championship and NCAA tournament banners before the game.
What it means: The Great Danes had to come from behind again, but the first 2-0 start, for the program in seven years, certainly should have people feeling good.
DJ play that music: Senior guard DJ Evans turned in another career-performance, following up 12 points against Siena, with a 20-point night on Tuesday. He scored 13 points in the first 7:27 and looked confident running the offense.
Player of the Game: (besides DJ) Sam Rowley scored 10 of his 12 points after halftime, as the junior turned it on. He shot 6-for-8 from the floor and really gave the team a spark in the second half.
Play of the Game: Late in the second half, University at Albany coach Will Brown brought out the full-court pressure defense. That turned things around in a hurry, as NJIT had trouble handling the aggressive defense from the Danes.
“I thought that changed the flow of the game," said NJIT coach Jim Engles. "It was good coaching on his (UAlbany coach Will Brown) part.”
Coming Up: UAlbany travels to Quinnipiac for a game on Saturday afternoon. The Bobcats are 1-1, beating Hartford, but losing at La Salle during the ESPN Tip-off marathon on Tuesday.