Record: 18-14 How they got here: Won the America East Conference Tournament Strengths: The Great Danes won six of their past seven games to make their second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance and fourth in school history. Sophomore guard Peter Hooley got hot when Albany needed his help the most, dominating the league tournament, including pouring in 26 points during an upset of top-seeded Vermont. Weaknesses: After recording marquee upsets last season over Ohio State and Washington, Albany failed to earn nonconference win over a team from a power conference. The Great Danes have struggled, at times, to score and average just 65.9 points per game.
Andy Marlin, USA Today Sports