(STONY BROOK, N.Y.) — DJ Evans scored 16 points to lead Albany to a 69-60 win over Stony Brook on Saturday in the America East championship.
With the win, Albany (18-14) earned its second consecutive NCAA tournament berth.
Peter Hooley chipped in 15 points for the Great Danes. He hit a clutch 3-pointer with 1:04 remaining to give his team a 61-56 lead.
Sam Rowley fouled out for Albany with 7:20 left. He scored a game-high 18 points. The Great Danes were down six when Rowley fouled out, but managed to outscore Stony Brook (23-10), 23-8 en route to their fourth America East Conference championship.
Carson Puriefoy led the Seawolves with 13 points, while Jameel Warney added 12. They were attempting to earn their first NCAA tournament bid, and have now lost three conference finals in the last five years.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire