Third time's the charm for America East!
Yale had to face off with three America East teams this season starting with a home game at Hartford and an away game at Vermont. Beating both teams, Vermont being the closest game, the Catamounts losing by one. Today Albany broke that streak and took home the win.
This time Will Brown's Albany Great Danes took the court in New Haven, CT to give them a run for their money. You might remember them as the two-time America East Champs who went on to the NCAA tournament last season.
This year they have a not so secret weapon: Evan Singletary. He's a junior out of Baltimore, MD and he's the link the Danes needed to keep their team together. At the half he had 12 of their 29 points, and this isn't a fluke. Out of their nine games played, in five he reached double digits. He reminds me of a younger version of DJ Evans, one of their sharp shooters they lost to graduation.
Yale's Justin Sears and Javier Duren were the only two players in double digits for the Bulldogs. Jack Montague, the star who won them their game against the UConn Husky's pulled in nine.
Despite pulling out the win against the Ivy League's second best team, the Great Danes still have things to work on. Playing with a young team, with nine new players and three new starters, they have a lot of things to work on. "I think we're starting to get to the point now, that guys are doing what they're capable of doing. And if I tell you I don't think you're capable of doing something, that's not me knocking you, it's me being blatantly honest with you, and we'll work with you to get better." said Head Coach Will Brown.