Men's Basketball And Boston U. Battle In SEFCU Arena On Time Warner
THE STARTING FIVE
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1. Battle With Boston U.
UAlbany prepares for the Terriers of Boston University for a battle on Wednesday, Jan. 23 at SEFCU Arena. Wednesday's contest will be televised on Time Warner Cable SportsChannel with tip-off scheduled for 7:08 p.m. Rodger Wyland will handle play-by-play duties, partnered with John Quattrocchi. The Terriers lead the all-time series, 16-8, and have won seven straight versus the Great Danes.
After being on the road for the previous four of five games, the Great Danes unpack their travel bags for four straight games in the SEFCU Arena. All four games will be broadcasted either on Time Warner Cable (Boston U. & Binghamton) or ESPN3 (Vermont & Stony Brook). This will be the longest stretch of games for the Great Danes at SEFCU.
3. Another Awesome Aussie Performance
Redshirt-freshman guard Peter Hooley followed up sophomore forward Sam Rowley's three consecutive double-double performances with his first career double-double game against Hartford. Hooley, who was inserted into the starting lineup along with Rowley, had his best game of his career to date as a Great Dane, tallying 18 points, 12 rebounds and four assists -- all team-highs against the Hawks.
4. Best 20-Game Start
With the win over Hartford on Saturday, UAlbany earned its 16th win of the season to improve to 16-4 on the season and extend its win streak to four. The 16-4 start to the season is the Great Danes' best mark through 20 games of any season since entering Division I.
5. Home Sweet Home
UAlbany begins a four-game homestand at SEFCU and have enjoyed the confines of its home court, accruing a conference-best 7-1 record. The Great Danes have won three straight at home and have held opponents to a season-best 60.4 points per game. UAlbany guards Mike Black and Jacob Iati have flourished at home, averaging 32.6 points compared to averaging 27.4 on the road.