Albany vs. Maine: Full Game Preview

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Albany vs. Maine: Full Game Preview
Albany
(18-7, 9-3 away)
Maine
(8-15, 6-3 home)
Venue: Alfond Arena
3:00PM ET / 12:00PM PT, February 09, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Albany M Black 14.9 S Rowley 6.1 P Hooley 3.2
Maine J Edwards 17.0 A Fraser 8.7 X Pollard 4.4

On Saturday, Albany travels to Alfond Arena to take on Maine. The game gets underway at 3 p.m. EST. The Great Danes defeated the Black Bears 76-63 on Jan. 12 and are 5-4 against them over the past four years.

Maine is in seventh place in the America East and Albany is in third place.

In a 79-56 dismantling of Maryland-Baltimore County on Feb. 6, Jacob Iati put up 14 points for the Great Danes. He tallies 12.7 points per game and also adds 2 rebounds per game. The Black Bears were defeated by Boston University 79-72 on Feb. 5 despite 20 points from Xavier Pollard. He averages 10.4 points per game in addition to a team-best 4.4 assists per game.

Maine StatSmack

  • Albany has a better record in close games than Maine this season (5-3 vs. 4-5).
  • It's only wins and losses, but Albany has a better overall record than Maine this season (18-7 vs. 8-15).
  • Albany has a better record on the road than Maine this season (9-2 vs. 2-12).
  • Albany players are more experienced than Maine players (14,127 minutes played vs. 9,139 minutes played).
  • Boom! Albany crushed Maine by 13 points the last time they played (Jan 12, 2013).
  • Albany is a better three-point shooting team (36.1 percent vs. 28.3 percent) than Maine this season.
  • Albany allows fewer rebounds (31.3 allowed per game vs. 36.0 allowed per game) than Maine this season.
  • Albany has a better conference record than Maine this season (7-4 vs. 3-7).
  • Albany is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Albany is 211 lbs compared to 206 lbs for Maine.
  • The Albany basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Maine (90 percent vs. 78 percent).
  • Jacob Iati is ranked 8th in the America East in points and 12th nationally in three-pointers.
ALB Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B- Mike Black 33 15 3 3 1 0 3
C+ Jacob Iati 34 13 2 2 1 0 1
C+ Peter Hooley 26 9 4 3 1 0 2
C Sam Rowley 24 8 6 1 1 0 2
C Blake Metcalf 21 4 5 1 0 1 1
C- John Puk 20 5 4 1 0 1 1
D+ Jayson Guerrier 15 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Luke Devlin 12 3 2 0 0 0 1
D+ Reece Williams 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D DJ Evans 9 2 1 1 0 0 1
D Gary Johnson 8 2 2 0 0 0 1
D Chris Page 5 2 0 0 0 0 0
D Dave Wiegmann 3 0 1 0 0 0 0
MAINE Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
C+ Alasdair Fraser 33 14 9 2 1 2 2
C+ Justin Edwards 33 17 5 4 2 0 4
C Xavier Pollard 29 10 4 4 1 0 3
C- Mike Allison 28 7 7 0 0 2 1
D+ Jon Mesghna 28 7 4 1 0 0 1
D Z. Valjarevic 18 7 1 0 1 0 1
D Shaun Lawton 15 3 2 2 1 0 2
D- Till Gloger 14 3 2 0 0 0 1
F D. Akanda-Coronel 9 4 1 0 1 0 1
F Kilian Cato 7 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Leon Cooper Jr. 13 1 2 1 0 0 2
F Jon McAllian 8 1 1 0 0 0 0
F Ethan Mackey 3 2 1 0 0 0 0
F Luke Hetterman 2 0 1 0 1 0 0
F Stefan Micovic 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
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