Albany vs. Stony Brook America East Championship - 3/14/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stony Brook Seawolves (23-10) at Albany Great Danes (23-8)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11:00 am (SEFCU Arena)
The Line: Albany Great Danes -3 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Stony Brook Seawolves and the Albany Great Danes meet in the America East Championship on Saturday.
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The defensive minded Stony Brook Seawolves reached the title game by smothering Binghamton 62-57 and then turning to their offense to outscore Vermont 79-77 in the semifinals. The suffocating defense was a non factor as the Catamounts led by 12 at the break before a 50-36 Seawolves run snatched victory from defeat. Vermont did everything but win with a 45.5%-44% shooting edge with ten bombs but SB managed six more looks at the basket with a few more makes to squeeze out the win. Jameel Warney saved the Seawolves with a game high 24 points and 14 rebounds on 11-17 marksmanship. Deshaun Thrower followed with 18 points and seven boards with Carson Puriefoy adding 17 points and seven pulls while Rayshaun McGrew chipped in with 12 points.
The Albany Great Danes can D it up with anybody in the America East but didn’t need much in their quarterfinal 83-66 rout of Maine which showed why this was the top squad in the conference. The Great Danes slowed things down to a more comfortable pace in downing a stubborn New Hampshire 60-58 as the defense showed some bite in allowing 23 second half points. Albany sank half their looks and dominated the charity stripe 14-2 with UNH staying competitive on 44% shooting with ten more shots. Peter Hooley poured in a contest high 21 points on 8-11 accuracy including a 3-5 effort on threes. Evan Singletary followed with 18 points and a game high eight rebounds while Sam Rowley and Ray Sanders combined for 15 points and nine boards.
The Seawolves are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. win. Stony Brook are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall and 3-1-1 ATS in their last 5 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record. The Great Danes are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games following a ATS loss and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600. Albany are 8-2 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning S.U. record and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a S.U. win. These are the best teams in the conference and the Seawolves have won at Albany so I’ll take the basket in a tossup…