Albany 64, New Hampshire 47
BOSTON (AP)—America East Player of the Year Jamar Wilson had 21 points, six rebounds and five assists to lift Albany to a 64-47 victory over New Hampshire in conference quarterfinal Saturday.
The win advanced the No. 2 seed Great Danes to Sunday’s semifinals against the winner of Saturday night’s nightcap between Boston University, the host team, and Binghamton.
The Great Danes now have three straight wins, 11 in their last 13 games.
Albany (21-9) built an 18-point lead in the first half and had that lead at 44-26 with 16:47 left when New Hampshire rallied to twice get within seven. The Great Danes, however, never let the Wildcats gets any closer, beating the No. 7 UNH for the third time this year.
Wilson, who earned his second straight Player of the Year honor—becoming the fifth multiple-year winner in league history—was just 7-for-17 from the field but had only one turnover in 36 minutes.
Brent Wilson had 13 points and Brian Connelly 11 points and seven rebounds for the Great Danes.
The two Wilsons collided with 5:33 left in the game, Brent Wilson leaving the game for a cut over his right eye. He returned but was to get stitches after the game. Jamar Wilson appeared to injure a leg but stayed in the game.
Jermaine Anderson led the Wildcats (10-20) with 15 points, Radar Onguetou had 11 and Blagoj Yanev 10, all in the second half. The team has lost nine of their last 11.