Bill Ziskin

Great Danes Set for Saturday Battle At No. 20 Syracuse

UAlbany Sports Information   11-15-2019

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.


Game Info

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Lay Up Lines

  • 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 Series

  • 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.


The Opponent

  • 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.


30 Rock

  • 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.


Double Trouble

  • The Great Danes had two players register double-doubles this season:
  • Alexi Schecter – 31 points, 11 rebounds vs. Columbia (Nov. 5)
  • Amanda Kantzy – 10 points, 10 rebounds vs. Columbia (Nov. 5)




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