Women's Basketball Hosts Stony Brook
ALBANY, N.Y. – After navigating the first half of the America East schedule 7-1, the University at Albany women’s basketball team will put on the line their current seven-game winning streak when they host Stony Book on Saturday to start the second round of the conference slate.
UAlbany most recently defeated Vermont on Commitment to Education Day, the second straight year the Great Danes hosted the Catamounts for the event. UAlbany got off to a good start, establishing a nine-point lead over Vermont after the first quarter. The early lead proved important, as UAlbany outscored Vermont by just three points for the remainder of the game.
Sophomore point guard Mackenzie Trpcic set a new sophomore class single season record for assists in the third quarter against Vermont. With 5:49 remaining in the quarter, Trpcic set up Chyanna Canada for a jumper at the top of the key for her 123rd assist of the seasons, breaking the previous mark of 122 set by Zakiya Saunders during her sophomore campaign in the 2014-15 season. Trpcic ended the game tying the America East season high with 10 assists and brought her total to 127 through 21 games.
Stony Brook last played UMass Lowell, defeating the Riverhawks 59-50. The Seawolves, after starting their conference schedule 0-3, have won three of their last four. Stony Brook begins a three-game road trip against UAlbany, and will play four of their next five on the road.
UAlbany remains atop the America East standings, one game ahead of both New Hampshire and Maine who have matching 5-2 conference records. Stony Brook is currently sixth, between Hartford and Vermont.
UAlbany will play its ninth game in 25 days on Saturday, and will play Stony Brook for the second time in 17 days. After playing the Seawolves, UAlbany will have their bye before visiting New Hampshire on Saturday, February 3.
For ticket information for UAlbany basketball games, fans may contact the UAlbany ticket office at 518-442-DANE or ualbanysports.com/tickets.
THE OUTLOOK: STONY BROOK (11-9, 3-4 AE) │ Saturday, January 27, 2:00 p.m. │ Albany, N.Y.
Last we met: W, 72-68 (OT), January 10, 2018, Stony Brook, N.Y.
Tale of the Tape:
- Stony Brook is 4-5 on the road this season
- UAlbany is 8-1 at home
- Stony Brook defeated Manhattan 74-59; UAlbany defeated Manhattan 62-56
- Stony Brook defeated Wagner 69-50; UAlbany defeated Wagner 89-44
- Stony Brook defeated Central Connecticut State 65-50; UAlbany defeated CCSU 72-60
- Stony Brook lost to Maine 64-56; UAlbany defeated Maine 68-54
- Stony Brook lost to Hartford 75-68; UAlbany lost to Hartford 70-55
- Stony Brook defeated Vermont 80-57; UAlbany defeated Vermont 67-55
- Stony Brook defeated Binghamton 67-59; UAlbany defeated Binghamton 63-46
- Stony Brook lost to New Hampshire 51-50; UAlbany defeated UNH 66-53
- Stony Brook defeated UMass Lowell 59-50; UAlbany defeated UML 61-52
- UAlbany leads the America East in scoring (69.4 ppg)
- Stony Brook leads in shooting (.415) and rebounding margin (+4.3)
- Mackenzie Trpcic leads in assists (6.0 apg)
- Stony Brook’s Shania Johnson ranks second in assists (5.2 apg)
- UAlbany has won five straight against Stony Brook
KEYBANK KEYS TO VICTORY (#KEYBANKKEYS):
- Home Court Advantage: UAlbany has won 38 of its last 40 games at SEFCU Arena
- Share the Wealth: UAlbany is 16-1 when Mackenzie Trpcic has five or more assists
- 70: UAlbany is 16-0 when holding opponents under 70 points
Series History: UAlbany leads 34-23
2016-17 Record: 12-18, (5-11 AE); eighth place America East, AE quarterfinalist
Top Offensive Players: Shania Johnson, Jr., G, (14.5 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 5.2 apg); Jerell Matthews, Jr., G, (14.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 1.4 apg)