Tag "Mike Black"

Clock Strikes Midnight on Albany’s Cinderella Season

(Philadelphia, PA) – At 2:28 pm Eastern Time, the clock hit 0:00 at the Wells Fargo Center and struck midnight on the Albany Great Danes’ Cinderella season. Albany, a 15th seed in the NCAA Tournament and perhaps the biggest underdog

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From the End of the Bench to the Center of the Stage

(Burlington, VT) – Dripping sweat and draped in the Australian national flag, a shy smile spread across Luke Devlin’s face. Devlin had just played a starring role in Albany’s 53-49 championship game shocker over Vermont, punching the Great Danes’ ticket

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The Slipper Fits Albany

(Burlington, VT) – A tidal wave of purple cascaded down over the wooden the bleachers of Patrick Gymnasium, burst through the green and gold floodgates and crashed onto the hardwood floor. Amidst the sea of purple and gold chaos, first-year

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Tough Enough: Albany head coach Will Brown and the Great Danes are fighting until the end.

(Albany, New York) – Three minutes into the first half of the second semifinal of the America East Tournament, Stony Brook enforcer Tommy Brenton – the America East Player of the Year, Defensive Player of the Year, and all-around baddest-mother-shut-your-mouth

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Stony Brook Was Who We Thought They Were — Until They Weren’t.

(Albany, New York) – Tommy Brenton said it all – and likely far more than the Stony Brook’s senior forward and the America East Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year meant to imply. Two and a

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Post Season Awards: OBW All-Conference Third Team

Mike Black, 6’ 175, Sr., G, Albany Overall: 32.2 MPG, 15.1 PPG, 3.3 RPG, 2.5 APG, 1.1 SPG, 28.6% of team possessions Conference: 31.6 MPG, 14.9 PPG, 3.1 RPG, 2.4 APG, 29.0% of team possessions A OBW First Team selection

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Personal Vendetta

(Boston, MA) – With 10:15 remaining in the second half Wednesday night, Boston University freshman point guard Maurice Watson Jr. stood with the ball, motionless, on the right wing. In the blink of an eye, Watson put the ball on

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“I should have known better”

Special to One-Bid Wonders By Zach Bye When it comes to the America East matchup between UAlbany and Boston University, it seems the improbable becomes probable and the unlikely becomes certain. With roughly 12 seconds remaining in the contest Wednesday

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Knowing Their Roles: Teamwork, Selfless Play Powers Albany to 68-62 win over New Hampshire.

(Durham, NH) – On a moonless night in snow-covered Durham, the New Hampshire Wildcats and Albany Great Danes took to the deadwood floorboards of Lundholm Gymnasium on Wednesday, showcasing their trademarked brands of basketball before the empty seats of the

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Shock the World: Mike Black powers Albany to 63-62 stunner over Washington for program’s first win over a BCS opponent and head coach Will Brown’s 150th DI victory.

Mike Black spent most of the first three years of his career out of the spotlight, taking a back seat and second billing behind one flavor-of-the-month teammate after another. On Tuesday night, the senior point guard took center stage and

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