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UAlbany Men's Basketball Earns Fourth Straight Top-5 Mid-Major Ranking

UAlbany Sports Information   01-02-2018

ALBANY, N.Y. – Holding its #4 ranking in the CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top-25, the UAlbany men’s basketball team is ranked in the top-5 nationally among mid-majors for the fourth straight week.

It is the sixth consecutive week for UAlbany in the top-6 and fifth time in the top-5.  UAlbany holds at #4 for the second week in a row.

UAlbany got back in the win column last week, closing out non-conference play with a 78-68 victory vs. defending MAC champion Kent State.  The Great Danes stand 12-3 overall, the most wins before America East play in a single season in UAlbany’s history.

UAlbany picked up 613 points in the poll.  UAlbany stands as the highest-ranked mid-major in the state of New York and the highest from the America East Conference, being the only team in the top-25 from each category.

Gonzaga, with 771 points and 27 first-place votes, and Saint Mary’s, with 748 points and four first-place votes, remain at #1 and #2 respectively in the mid-major poll, with Charleston coming in at #3 with 624 points.

UAlbany begins conference play tomorrow at 7 p.m. vs. Hartford at SEFCU.  For ticket information for UAlbany basketball games, fans may contact the UAlbany ticket office at 518-442-DANE or ualbanysports.com/tickets.



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