One of SUNY’s four university centers, The University at Albany, is shining its shoes and practicing its pointe (guards) for a historical weekend: Both UAlbany mens and womens basketball teams became champions of the America East conference and are headed to the NCAA Tournament.
The Mens Basketball Team punched their ticket with a 53-49 victory at The University of Vermont in the America East championship game on Saturday, March 16. Later that day, the Womens Team made it a pair of championships when they defeated The University at Hartford, 61-52 at home.
The Mens Team will head to Philadelphia on Friday, March 22, where they will face legendary Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s four-time NCAA champion Duke Blue Devils at 12:15 p.m. The game will be televised on CBS.
The women’s team will face North Carolina on Sunday, March 24 in Newark, Delaware. Tip-off is set for 2:30 p.m., and the game will be televised on ESPN2.
Follow along below as we gather news and media reporting on both teams, their experiences and updates from the community.
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