Bill Ziskin

Great Danes' Comeback Against The Terriers Falls Short, 60-58

UAlbany Sports Information   11-20-2019

Score: Boston University: 60 | UAlbany: 58

Location: SEFCU Arena – Albany, N.Y.

Records: UAlbany (1-4) | Boston University (3-1)

Short story: In a game that featured three lead changes in the final quarter, redshirt-senior Amanda Kantzy totaled a team-high 14 points, as the UAlbany women’s basketball team dropped a 60-58 heartbreaker against Boston University on Wednesday evening.

Key stats

  • Morgan Haney finished the game with 10 points. She has scored in double-figures in three of UAlbany’s first five games.
  • Two other Great Danes scored in double-figures on the night, including Amanda Kantzy who led the team with 14 points. Kyara Frames finished with 10 points and seven rebounds.
  • Frames matched a personal best in assists with eight as UAlbany assisted on 15 of its 23 field goals.
  • Alexi Schecter brought down a team-best eight rebounds and totaled eight points on the night.
  • UAlbany won the battle of the boards, outrebounding Boston University, 30-27.
  • The Great Danes shot 46% from the three-point line and held the Terriers to just 21% shooting from behind the arc.

Head Coach Colleen Mullen: “We came out strong in the third after a slow second quarter. That momentum carried into the fourth and we were able to build a nice lead thanks to a few big shots by Amanda. Credit to a strong BU team though, they switched up its defense late in the fourth and was able to make a few key defensive stops. I am happy with how the team reasoned tonight. I challenged them at halftime to pick up the energy and they did. They showed great fight in the second half but we couldn’t close the deal.”

Recap

The two teams traded baskets early as UAlbany jumped ahead, 5-4, with points from Amanda Kantzy and Kyara Frames. However, Boston University answered with a 7-0 scoring run to pull ahead, 11-5.

 

A Frames triple would knot the game 11-11 and Patricia Conroy would connect to made it 13-all but the Terriers would pour in a late jumper to pull ahead, 15-13, after one.

 

The Great Danes kept it to a one possession game midway through the second quarter thanks to back-to-back baskets from Morgan Haney. Alexi Schecter would score her first points of the game to cut the deficit to one, 25-24, but a few offensive miscues by UAlbany allowed Boston University to carry a 37-28 advantage at the half.

 

The Great Danes stormed back to open the third, using a 13-4 streak to tie the game at 41-all. Haney and Khepera Stokes led the charge with a combined seven points on 5-5 shooting.

 

Boston University got back on the scoreboard following a defensive steal and fast break layup for a 45-41 cushion. Haney brought the Great Danes back within one after a pair of free throws, though the Terriers would get the final shot off, giving the squad a 47-44 lead heading into the fourth.

 

Once again, the Great Danes caught fire to open a quarter as Kantzy drained a pair of three-pointers to spark a 10-0 run and a 54-47 lead. The lead was the first for UAlbany since leading 3-2 back at 8:56 in the first quarter

 

The Terrier’s Nia Irving scored from the post twice to tie it up twice in the final three minutes before knocking down a free throw to give Boston University a two-point lead with 18 seconds left.

 

The Great Danes went 0-7 from the floor in the final 6:06 of play.

Up next: The Great Danes jump back into action this Saturday, November 23 when they take on Lafayette at SEFCU Arena. Tip-off is slated for 2 p.m. and will broadcast on ESPN3.

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