Credit: Megan Raymond
Credit: Megan Raymond
UAlbany Athletics

Women's Basketball Continues Road Trip At Manhattan

UAlbany Sports Information   12-05-2017

ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany women’s basketball team will play its second of three consecutive games on the road Wednesday when they head south to face Manhattan.

UAlbany (5-2) last played at Holy Cross to kick off the three-game road trip, its first of three games in seven days. After a tight first quarter, UAlbany started to pull away, leading by as many as 16 before ultimately defeating the Crusaders by nine, 65-56. Though UAlbany struggled from the floor Sunday, particularly from behind the arc, the team grabbed 45 rebounds and forced 25 Holy Cross turnovers.

Senior Tiana-Jo Carter played in her 100th game for UAlbany against Holy Cross. Carter has been a member of three conference championship teams, ranks as one of the best shot-blockers in program history, and was named 2014-15 America East Sixth Player of the Year.

Manhattan has played only two games at home this season. They most recently visited Penn State falling 78-46. UAlbany is the second America East team the Jaspers will play this season, and the first of two consecutive America East squads on their schedule.

UAlbany will have one more game on the road, Saturday, December 9 at Siena, before hosting another home game on Sunday, December 17 against St. Bonaventure. Afterwards, the team will have one home game remaining in 2017, against Dartmouth on December 30.

THE OUTLOOK: MANHATTAN (2-5) │ Wednesday, December 6, 7:00 p.m. │ Riverdale, N.Y. 

Last we met: W, 49-48, November 19, 2010, Riverdale, N.Y.
Tale of the Tape: 

  • Manhattan is 1-1 at home this season
  • UAlbany is 3-1 on the road
  • Manhattan lost to Stony Brook 74-59
  • Manhattan lost to Fordham 54-48; UAlbany defeated Fordham in overtime 59-52
  • Mackenzie Trpcic leads the America East in assists (5.6 apg) 

Series History: Tied 1-1
2016-17 Record: 8-22, (4-16 MAAC); 10th place MAAC, MAAC first round
Top Offensive Player: Kayla Grimme, Sr., C, (16.0 ppg, 8.7 rpg, 1.1 apg)

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