ALBANY, N.Y. — With the regular season in the books, the fourth-seeded University at Albany women’s basketball team welcomes in-state foe No. 5 Binghamton Wednesday night for the America East Quarterfinals.
Kyara Frames leads the Great Danes with 12.4 points per game. Heather Forster adds to the offense averaging 9.8 points, while Alexi Schecter chips in with 8.3 points. Forster is bringing in a team-best 7.4 boards per game and leads the team with four double-doubles. As a team, UAlbany is averaging 55.2 points per game.
America East Dominance
The Great Danes have been outstanding in America East Tournament play with six crowns in the last 16 seasons and boast a 21-9 tournament record. UAlbany’s six tournament titles since 2003 are two more than the next closest opponent. UAlbany is also the only America East program to win at least three league tournament titles in succession during that stretch. The Great Danes won six league titles from 2012-2017.
Senior Heather Forster was named to the America East All-Conference Second Team, as well as the All-Academic Team, while sophomore Kyara Frames garnered Third Team accolades. Forster, a team captain, ranks second in the league with 7.4 board per game and trails only Frames totaling 9.8 points per game. Frames, who ranks fifth nationally with 38.09 minutes per game, paces the squad in points (12.4), assists (91) and steals (45). This is the first career All-Conference honor for both Forster and Frames.
UAlbany vs. Binghamton
UAlbany and Binghamton are meeting for the 67th time in the sport of women’s basketball. The Great Danes lead the series 41-25 and has won 16 straight in the series, its longest active America East streak.
A Win Would…
With a win, the Great Danes would advance to their eighth consecutive America East Semifinal game and 11th overall as a program.