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March Madness 2013: Albany Great Danes are in the NCAA Tournament

We’ll be doing NCAA Tournament profiles for all automatic bid conference winners leading into the NCAA Tournament. See below for previous team profiles.

Conference/Record: America East (24-10)

Location: Albany, NY

Opponent: vs. Duke.

Famous Alums/Attendees: World Series of Poker Champion Jamie Gold, San Francisco City Supervisor Harvey Milk, Actor Steve Guttenberg

Social Media: The Great Danes can be followed on twitter @UAlbanySports.

Tournament History/Most Recent: This will be the Great Danes third appearance in the NCAA Tournament, with the most recent appearance coming in 2007. The Great Danes are still looking for their first win in the NCAAs.

Good Wins/Bad Losses: Despite their decent record, the Great Danes played one of the weakest schedules (#269 SevenOT, #299 KenPom). Their best wins was a road win against Washington, and a neutral site win in the America East tournament against Stony Brook. Their worst losses include a home loss to Quinnipac and a road loss to Maine.

Notable Player(s): Senior Mike Black leads the Great Danes with averages of 15 points and 3 assists per game. Senior Guard Jacob Ioti averages 12ppg while shooting 40% on threes and taking 6.5 threes per game.

All-Important Rankings: 144 (RPI), 152 (Pomeroy), 128 (Seven Overtimes)

Other NCAA Tournament Team Profiles:

James Madison
Florida Gulf Coast
Harvard
Liberty
Creighton
Belmont
Bucknell
Gonzaga
Saint Louis

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