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  1. Stony Brook hangs on against Vermont, moves to 6-0 in America East

    Jan 24, 2014, 11:36 PM EDT

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    With the top two teams in the America East doing battle, it should come as no surprise that this one came down to the final possessions. What may have been a surprise, however, is Stony Brook relinquishing a 17 point lead with 16 minutes remaining, and nearly giving the game away at the end with…

  2. Friday’s Pregame Shootaround: America East clash highlights light slate

    Jan 24, 2014, 4:24 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Vermont at Stony Brook, 9:00 p.m. EST (ESPNU) Just two teams remain undefeated in America East play and it’s the two teams many expected to be the leading contenders to win the conference title back in the preseason. And with tonight’s schedule boasting just six games this is a good opportunity…

  3. Stony Brook seeking to get over the hump, earn NCAA Tournament bid

    Jan 10, 2014, 6:00 PM EDT

    Steve Pikiell

    If one is to strictly judge a program’s success by berths to the NCAA Tournament, Albany and Vermont have been the top programs in the America East conference for the past 11 seasons as they have been there a combined eight times. Will Brown has had sustained success at Albany, while Vermont’s success has been…

  4. Hartford, playing its second game in 36 hours, wins at Fairfield

    Nov 13, 2013, 9:38 PM EDT

    Wes Cole, John Gallagher

    For those who attempted to stay up for much (if not all) of Tuesday’s 24-hour college basketball marathon, getting through Wednesday was quite the task. So consider what the Hartford Hawks were confronted with: at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday Hartford’s game at FGCU tipped off, and after holding their own for much of the contest the…

  5. America East announces new format for conference tournament

    Oct 3, 2013, 4:54 PM EDT

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    One of the bigger upsets during conference tournament play last season was Albany’s win over regular season champion Stony Brook in the semifinals of the America East tournament. That contest drew added attention due to the fact that the Great Danes, who went on to represent the league in the NCAA tournament, hosted the first…

  6. Hartford’s John Gallagher receives contract extension through 2018

    Sep 19, 2013, 12:40 AM EDT

    Wes Cole, John Gallagher

    Despite an overall record of 17-14 (10-6 America East), the 2012-13 season was a historic one for the Hartford Hawks. Why? The program made its first-ever postseason appearance as a Division I member, earning a berth in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. As a result head coach John Gallagher was rewarded with a contract extension through the…

  7. America East content with nine teams in its league

    Aug 27, 2013, 9:45 PM EDT

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    When the dust settled, for the time being, with teams jumping around from one conference to another during conference realignment, the America East lost Boston University to the Patriot League, but picked up Massachusetts Lowell, formerly a Division II school from the Northeast 10. One would think that the America East would have sought to…

  8. UMass Lowell will reportedly join Division I, become member of America East

    Feb 13, 2013, 6:21 PM EDT

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    UMass Lowell will join the ranks of Division I in all sports beginning in the 2013-14 school year, the Lowell Sun is reporting. According to the report, the school will announce its intent to become a member of the America East in a press conference Thursday. The America East recently lost Boston University to the Patriot…

  9. How could Hurricane Sandy affect the start of the season?

    Oct 29, 2012, 5:14 PM EDT

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    The Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy wrote a piece on how the Hurricane Sandy is affecting some of the college basketball programs on the east coast. Among the big-time and big-conference teams, he writes Penn State, VCU and Villanova are preparing for some harsh times. Hofstra as well. But thinking further, could the storm greatly affect…

  10. Boston University barred from 2013 America East tournament after announcement of move to Patriot League

    Jul 3, 2012, 12:19 PM EDT

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    Boston University will be barred from the 2013 America East tournament, following its announcement that it will be moving to the Patriot League next summer, the Albany Times-Union is reporting. “We are extremely disappointed in this decision, especially since it impacts our student-athletes,” Boston University athletic director Mike Lynch told the paper. “However, as we…

  11. Vermont wins America East, denies Stony Brook bid

    Mar 10, 2012, 1:31 PM EDT

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    It’s not the biggest game in the state of New York this weekend, considering the Big East title game in Manhattan coming up on Saturday night, but the end result is the same: someone is going to the NCAA tournament. Vermont held off a strong push from Stony Brook over the last nine minutes of…

  12. America East headed to 'Mecca of College Hoops'

    Oct 11, 2010, 6:58 PM EDT

    The America East is hitting the big stage. On Feb. 10, 2011, Albany and Boston University will become the conference’s first teams to play against each other in Madison Square Garden. It’s officially a Boston home game that tips at 9:35 p.m. ET and will follow a St. John’s-Connecticut game, but it’s still a big…

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