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  1. Very Good Win. Shot 51% from the floor and out rebounded UNH by a wide margin.




    Not impressed with AE TV:

    It's Jamar....NOT Jamal, NOT Jermaine........JAMAR!!!!

    It's the America East.......NOT American East

    They need to fill the commericals breaks with..........COMMERCIALS, NOT JUST AN AD FOR UA AND UNH AND THEN A BLANK SCREEN


    Once angain it would not be an AE game without poor officiating.


    BAUMAN for THREEEEEE!!!!!!

  2. Billy Allen is ranked in The ESPN 150 at 126 with a Scout's, Inc. grade of 82. The rankings were updated on 11/28/06.




    Scouts, Inc. High School Grading System

    90-100: Rare Prospect

    Player demonstrates rare abilities and can create mismatches that have an obvious impact on the game. Is a player that has all the skills to take over a game and could be an impact player as a true freshman.



    80-89: Outstanding Prospect

    Player has the ability to create mismatches against most opponents. He is a player that could be a contributor as a true freshman.

  3. I didn't watch the game, but the following is from the 2nd Half play-by-play stats on the Stanford website. Make your own judgement.


    04:54 78-56 H 22 GOOD! JUMPER by Franklin, Alex

    02:03 85-64 H 21 GOOD! TIP-IN by Franklin, Alex

    01:43 87-68 H 19 GOOD! JUMPER by Franklin, Alex

    00:40 90-69 H 21 GOOD! FT SHOT by Franklin, Alex

    00:40 90-70 H 20 GOOD! FT SHOT by Franklin, Alex

    00:01 92-72 H 20 GOOD! DUNK by Franklin, Alex


    Lets see that 10 pts (of a total of 20 scored) in the last 4:54 of a game where your team is down around 20pts.

  4. Looks like Delaware lost there two best players from last year and has a new coach.


    From ESPN Insider Blue Ribbon Yearbook............


    Looking at the 2006-07 season for the Fightin' Blue Hens is a scary proposition. And it's not scary in the good sense.

    Delaware lost one of its all time best players in Harding Nana. All the Cameroon native did last season was average 19.0 points and 10.9 rebounds while being the major focus of opposition scouting reports. This was on the heels of a junior season in which Nana averaged 18.5 points and 10.4 boards. Both seasons he was first-team All-CAA.


    What's more, the Blue Hens also lose two-year starter Rulon Washington, who chipped in 9.0 points per game but was also Delaware's best three-point shooter (39.6 percent). The graduations meant two of the best players were leaving a nine-win team.


    But Delaware, after several seasons of futility, also fired its coach, David Henderson. The former Duke Blue Devils star had presided over a Blue Hens program that had regressed in his six seasons. The final two years Delaware had finished 11-20 and 9-21 despite having one of the league's best and most versatile players in Nana.









    Also, senior guard and leading returning scorer Calvin Cannon is suspended for the UA game.



    Another opponent with a big man/men..........


    The Blue Hens are in good hands at the center position. Senior Raphael Madera (4.0 ppg, 3.2 rpg) was exactly what he needed to be for three seasons -- a quality role player. But at 6-10 his size alone dictates that he must be dealt with. Still, Madera likely doesn't have the talent to be more that a serviceable CAA center.


    The upside belongs to 7-2 sophomore Matt Hewson (1.4 ppg, 1.3 rpg), who is the tallest player in Blue Hens history. As is typical for freshmen big men, Hewson's defense was way ahead of his offense last year. He gives Delaware a legit shot blocking presence, having swatted 13 in limited time a year ago (6.5 mpg).


    Hewson also knows how to position himself for rebounds,. Ross has to focus on improving the offensive effectiveness of his big man. The fact Hewson made 13-of-18 free throws (72 percent) suggests he can learn to score. Hewson can run the floor better than most his size. Hewson was hampered in the summer by an ankle injury.

  5. For those with ESPN Insider access:




    For those without, here is the analysis........


    (I don't think I can just copy and paste the whole preview since Insider is fee based.)









    Brown has built the Albany program from the bottom up and is showing no signs of slowing down.


    Wilson is an overwhelming favorite to repeat as America East Player of the Year and will make life much easier for everyone around him. Ross and Knight should also offset some of the losses Albany suffered to graduation.


    The Great Danes do have some questions up front, but Brown has stocked his bench with quality players such as Gifford, Connelly and Covington.


    If they step forward, Albany will be in great shape. If they don't, the Great Danes will probably still be in the hunt for the league title.


    Wilson is driven to go out on top at Albany -- both as the leading scorer and as a player who left a winning legacy.


    In a one-bid league, an NCAA berth often comes down to which team has the best player. In the America East this year, that team is definitely Albany.


    The Vermont preview is free:



  6. From packernews.com (dated 8/24/06):





    Campbell's wait finally ends


    Second-year linebacker Kurt Campbell has been waiting for more than a year to get his first taste of NFL game action.



    Barring a setback this week, he should get that chance against the Bengals. Campbell, a seventh-round draft pick in 2005, missed all of his rookie season because he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during the first week of training camp. He also missed the first two exhibition games this season, because he pulled a hamstring during the Aug. 5 scrimmage.



    Campbell has worked as a backup at weak-side linebacker, which is A.J. Hawk's position, and probably is in a battle with Roy Manning and Tracy White for the final linebacker spot. Given that the Packers haven't seen Campbell in game action, the rest of the preseason is critical to his chances.



    "I think it's as critical as it could be, really," Campbell said. "I don't know what my chances are, but all you can do is go out there and do your best."

  7. http://www.albany.edu/sports/stories.htm#wilson_ap




    Albany, N.Y. -- University at Albany's Jamar Wilson has been named to the The Associated Press' All-America men's basketball team as announced today by the national wire service. Wilson, a 6-foot-1 junior from Bronx, N.Y., was an honorable mention selection.


    Wilson was voted the America East Conference player of the year after averaging 17.7 points, 4.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.3 steals. He was also chosen the America East tournament's most outstanding player after scoring 29 points in leading the Great Danes to an 80-67 victory over Vermont in the championship game. The Great Danes captured their first-ever America East regular-season and tournament titles and reached the NCAA tournament for the first time as a Division I program. UAlbany posted a 21-11 record, the most wins since the 1993-94 campaign.


    Wilson, the first player in school history to combine for more than 1,500 points and 300 assists in a career, scored 20 or more points on 15 occasions this season. A unanimous first-team all-conference selection, he had 19 points and six assists against second-ranked Connecticut in the NCAA's first round. Wilson, who has 1,544 career points, will have an opportunity to break the school's career scoring record next season. Gary Holway scored 1,851 points from 1955-59.

  8. I sat in front of both in Philly. They cheered like crazy and are VERY excited about coming to Albany! We kept turning around to them and saying thats going to be you guys in the NCAAs next year. Seem like very good kids and their parents are very nice as well. Jamar came up after the game and said he would see them on campus this summer.

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