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  1. from the Times Union BOSTON COLLEGE 74, UALBANY 62 Danes fall again to BC By Abigail Rubel Joe Sullivan / Boston College Athletics Boston College’s Dontavia Waggoner shoots in front of UAlbany’s Helene Haegerstrand. Jim Franco / Times Union archive UAlbany sophomore Lilly Phillips scored nine of her 12 points in the first half against Boston College. For the second year in a row, the University at Albany women’s basketball team lost at Boston College. But for the second year in a row, it was a competitive game as the Eagles beat the Great Danes 74-62 Saturday afternoon. “It was a loss, obviously, so that’s always a bummer, but we executed what we wanted to and we felt like we played tough, so tough loss but good game,” said senior forward Helene Haegerstrand. The Great Danes (5-6) led by 10 points halfway through the first quarter but were outscored by 22 points the rest of the way and couldn’t get closer than six points in the fourth quarter. “It was a game of who was really going to be able to, at that fourth quarter, dig in and execute. And we had that great comeback, we just didn’t have enough in the gas tank at the end,” UAlbany coach Colleen Mullen said. “We felt like we were able to control the tempo of the game and get what we wanted, so it’s definitely frustrating that we weren’t able to get it all the way and come away with the win,” Ellen Hahne said. Fifth-year forward Lucia Decortes, who returned to the lineup Tuesday after missing the first nine games, was called for two fouls in the first 75 seconds and played just nine minutes. UAlbany was also missing another post presence in sophomore forward Freja Werth, who recovered from an injury sustained Tuesday only to fall ill just before the game. “We weren’t deep at all in the post position, and they have some really tall players. So certainly our strategy was to protect the paint and make every catch that (forward/ center Maria) Gakdeng caught difficult, double-team her, and certainly wanted to keep them off the boards, so that was a little bit of a struggle,” Mullen said. The Eagles (8-4) outrebounded the Great Danes 35-19 and scored 40 points in the paint. “We had a few lapses where we weren’t able to box out and get the rebound, some small lapses from the scout,” Hahne said. “And for the most part, I think we executed the scout really well, but when you play a really good team, those small lapses really matter.” Hahne had another big outing for UAlbany, leading all scorers with 22 points and adding five rebounds, six assists and two steals. Sophomore guard Lilly Phillips scored nine of her 12 points in the first half, and Haegerstrand went nearly 18 minutes without a basket in the first half but had eight points in the fourth quarter to finish with 11. Dontavia Waggoner and Gakdeng led the Eagles with 17 points each, and Andrea Daley added 16 and nine rebounds. Boston College got out to a 3-0 advantage before UAlbany took over early, going on a 15-2 run to lead 15-5 with 4:21 remaining in the first quarter. Then UAlbany’s post defense started to struggle, giving Boston College two three-point plays in a row as the Eagles ended the quarter on a 14-2 run to take a two-point lead that they expanded to 34-28 at the half. “We knew we needed to keep them off the boards, but the foul line — credit BC, they did a really good job capitalizing at the line. But I think we bailed them out, and just on ticky-tack fouls, just reaching in at that last second,” Mullen said. The Eagles shot 16-for-19 from the foul line and 50 percent from the field; UAlbany shot 48.9 percent from the field. Grace Heeps got UAlbany within three, 40-37, on a layup with 6:25 to go in the third, but Daley hit a 3 — Boston College’s first of the game — and Waggoner got to the line for another three-point play as the Eagles pushed the lead to 11 points at the end of the quarter. The Great Danes cut the deficit to six points three times in the fourth as the Eagles went more than five minutes without a field goal, but Boston College was able to keep getting to the line to stay ahead. After Taniya Hanner hit a layup to make it 65-59 with 2:25 remaining, Gakdeng made a layup of her own off a traveling violation on Phillips, starting a 9-0 run for Boston College that put away the game. “They got really aggressive. We had some down-the-stretch turnovers that we maybe shouldn’t have,” Haegerstrand said. The Great Danes head to Stonehill next before finishing the nonconference schedule with trips to Ohio State and Syracuse. ▶› Abigail.Rubel@- timesunion.com A @abigail_rubel
  2. Not surprisingly, coverage in the the Times Unioin regulated to the back pages, B6, with the results of other schools: PROVIDENCE 93, UALBANY 55 Danes lose fourth in a row Sports staff Providence used a balanced attack to crush the University at Albany 93-55 Saturday in a nonconference men’s basketball game in Providence, R.I. Six Friars scored in double figures, led by Ed Croswell, who finished with 18 points on 8-for-13 shooting from the field. Gerald Drumgoole Jr. led the Danes (3-8) with a game-high 19 points. UAlbany has lost four straight. Providence went on an 18-4 run midway through the first half and never looked back. Devin Carter scored seven of his 11 points in the run and highlighted the spurt with a traditional three-point play. The Friars (8-3) shot 55 percent from the field in the first half while holding the Danes to 27 percent and took a 42-25 lead into halftime. UAlbany mounted a mild rally early in the second half with an 8-2 run. Drumgoole knocked down a 3-pointer to pull the Danes within 49-35 less than three minutes in, but Providence countered with an 11-2 run to snuff out the gains by UAlbany. Providence dominated on the scoresheet in other ways, outrebounding UAlbany 48-30 and leading the entire game. They shot 54 percent from the field while shutting down the Danes (28 percent).
  3. LIU loses D One games by 29 points vs UAlbany I8.5 points for D One games ... Is this reason enough to stay home?
  4. Just check to see how this was going, was committed to family matters ,,,, saw score and ckecked team stats 13 first half personal fouls ...now twenty PT, either the Frairs paid off the refs or a totally chaotic effort by the Danes.
  5. I would like to know the reasons why the criminal charges have not been filed against the athletes involved and will the plaintiffs in the civil case eventually seek a criminal outcome in the matter?
  6. The Great Danes are likely to prevail in 3 maybe 4 games as other teams may have an off game while for some unexplained reason, we play better.
  7. After two exhibition games and 10 OOC games, this team has demonstrated no reason for any optimism unless something happens in the last five OOC games period. As good as Neely may be, is he enough to offset other deficiencies or inspire others to play better?
  8. Renovations be dammed ... the product on the floor is what matters ... getting back to Providence ... what beautiful downtown and great restaurants ... yes I see a blow out by the Frairs...
  9. The final score UMass Lowel 85 - UMass Amherst 80 ...not dominating but a win for Lowell ... I am not surprised .... UMass Amherst is not a dominant program and has experience bouts of poor play now for four games in the row .... UMass - Lowell played a decent game put loss at Rutgers ... then again, a head coach with game time experience and a Iati on the sideline as an assistant ... sounds like a winning combination Lowell now 10 - 1
  10. Dec 10 (Sat) 2:00 PM at Boston College Chestnut Hill, MA Conte Forum TV: ACCNX Watch Live Stats Lobo's Look (PDF)
  11. i spoke with an insider, I have concluded that I have been blocked from the @ualbany_mbb account.
  12. There is a third party account ualbanybasketball on Instragram... are you using the link from the social media account
  13. As of this morning, only 107 seats available for Saturday's game .... could Saturday be the largest crowd that UAlbany MBB plays in front of all year? Who knew we were such a draw....
  14. Well, I too have followed the account, I have seen at least two comments which I felt in poor taste, however; there may be more as I can started to glance at the pictures and the ualbany mbb first comment and moved on as they were silly at best and just plain over the hill hype. The fact remains that account has gone private unlike any other UAlbany athlete team's Instagram account. Perhaps someone or more was "DMing" (Direct Messaging) the athletic department via the Instagram account much to their dismay. The MBB Instagram account can be a signal that something is up. The MBB Instagram account went silent right after our loss in AE Conference Tournament, while other out of season and in season teams were posting about the March Madness Fund Raiser. I took this as a signal something was wrong with MBB, while not knowing anything about Killings suspension.
  15. Follow the link to all the sports social media accounts: https://ualbanysports.com/sports/2020/10/9/social-media-home
  16. From www.timesunion.com: UAlbany loses third straight game to UMass
  17. After not seeing pre-game hype about the UMass - Amherst game, I checked to see what if anything was posted recently on the UAlbany MBB Instagram account however what I discovered was that the men's basketball Instagram account status is now a private. The account status previously was public, which allowed anyone to see what was posted and to comment about the postings. I checked other UAlbany team's Instagram accounts, and all remain public. I have seen a few mildly vile posts on the MBB postings. Was the account hacked? I do not know. If the MBB Instagram account remains private and viewing to a select few, this adds to my opinion that the Athletic Sports Administration has become overly sensitive and attempting to shield itself from criticism from its fans. Some of the posters on the forum have said the people in power within Athletics read and/or have knowledge of what we post. Many of the Athletic powers must be unhappy with us.
  18. Over the last couple games, Massachusetts has shown a tendency to get out to comfortable lead, then take the foot off the pedal. So, perhaps we took advantage what Massachusetts gave us.
  19. Ugh, my spouse is suggesting that watching a Hallmark Holiday movie would be a better use of time ... she is right
  20. Well at least we are shooting foul shots better than UMass Amherst.....
  21. Is Reddish available to play this evening? .... Last seen two games ago... Well, answered my own question...
  22. Some records were set this weekend: Four Meet Records Fall in Track & Field's Indoor Season Opener
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