#Seawolves put winning streak on the line at Albany Wednesday

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Jan. 28, 2014

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Albany, N.Y. - Winners of six straight overall and 13 straight in conference, Stony Brook puts it all on the line Wednesday in a road contest at Albany. This is a SUNY rivalry matchup as the two teams have met 61 times in their histories. 

Stony Brook is looking to start America East play 8-0 for the first time ever.

Game 22 Matchup - Wednesday, Jan. 29
Stony Brook (15-6) vs. Albany (10-10)
SEFCU Arena  •  Albany, N.Y.  •  7 p.m.
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Stony Brook #Seawolves (15-6, 7-0 America East)
Head Coach: Steve Pikiell, ninth season
Overall Record: 140-150
Record at SBU: 135-132

Albany Great Danes (10-10, 4-3 America East)
Head Coach: Will Brown, 13th season
Overall Record:
182-201
Record at Albany:
 same

About the Game

  • Stony Brook completes the first half of its conference schedule Wednesday with a battle against Albany, a rematch of last year's America East semifinals, won by the Great Danes.
  • Albany is Stony Brook's most frequent opponent of all-time. This is the 62nd meeting between the two schools, and the Great Danes lead the series 36-25.
  • Ahmad Walker is now the two-time reigning America East Rookie of the Week; he had a career-high 22 points and 11 rebounds last Sunday vs. Maine.
  • Jameel Warney continues to lead the nation in field goal percentage (.660).
  • Through seven conference games, Jameel Warney (.673) and Eric McAlister (.647) are one and two, respectively, in the league in shooting.

Scouting Albany

  • The Great Danes, picked to finish third in America East, are the defending conference tournament champions. They brought back six letterwinners from last year, including All-America East forward Sam Rowley, who is averaging 11.6 points and 6.4 rebounds.
  • In seven conference games, Peter Hooley has a league-best 16.3 points per game. He had 25 against Hartford and 27 against UMBC. He is averaging 17.7 points in seven home games.
  • Gary Johnson is one of the conference's more improved players; he is averaging 10 points a game after a mere 3.5 points a game last season. He posted 28 points in the win at Maine on Jan. 18.
  • The Great Danes are 8-0 when scoring 70 or more points; 2-10 otherwise.

If Stony Brook Wins...

  • Stony Brook will improve to 8-0 in America East for the first time ever and extend its conference winning streak to 14 games, dating back to Feb. 2013.
  • Stony Brook will extend its overall winning streak to seven games, which would equal the program's third-longest winning streak in its Div. I history.