ALBANY, N.Y. – The University at Albany women’s basketball team makes it first trip to the Carrier Dome since 2016 for a Saturday battle against No. 20 Syracuse. Tip-off is slated for 1 p.m. and will broadcast on ACC Network Extra.
The Great Danes enter Saturday’s contest on a two-game skid after falling to Marist, 76-52, on Wednesday. Alexi Schecter totaled a team-high 17 points in the contest, marking her third double-digit performance in as many games.
Syracuse sits at 2-0 following a 65-50 win against Maryland Eastern Shore on Tuesday. The Orange were led by Emily Engstler’s 15 points and 11 rebounds.
A Win Would…
Snap a two-game skid.
Give the Great Danes their first road win of the season.
Be UAlbany’s first win against Syracuse in the sport of women’s basketball.
The Orange lead the all-time series, 4-0, dating back to the 2003-04 campaign.
The two teams last met in the second round of the 2016 NCAA Tournament where the Orange defeated the Great Danes 76-59.
Leading The Pack
Senior Alexi Schecter is headlining the offense with 19.3 points per game. She is the only Great Dane to notch double-digits in all three games this season and ranks third in the conference in points per game.
Freshman Morgan Haney’s 11.7 points per game are 14th in the America East and a second best on the team.
Redshirt-senior Amanda Kantzy is pulling down a team-high 8.3 rebounds per game. Her 8.4 rbg rank fourth best in the league.
Syracuse checks in at No. 20 in the ESPN Top-25 rankings.
Tiana Mangakahia and Miranda Drummond are headlining the offense, producing 16.9 and 11.3 points per game, respectively.
Digna Strautmane is boasting a team-high 5.0 rebounds per game and ranks third with 9.5 points per game.
As a team, Syracuse is averaging 77.2 points per game and holding opponents to an average of 67.2 points per game.
Senior Alexi Schecter established a new career high with 31 points against Columbia (Nov. 5). The Lowell, Mass. native shot 13-15 from the floor and 5-7 from the free throw line. She is the first Great Dane to score 30-plus points in a game since Jessica Féquière scored 35 points against Maine during the 2017-18 season.
The Great Danes had two players register double-doubles this season: