Albany downs Maine 89-79 behind 24 pts from Cremo
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Travis Charles grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds and scored 16, Joe Cremo scored 24 and Albany repeatedly blunted Maine's attempted rallies for an 89-79 win Saturday night.
Nichols leads Albany past UMass Lowell 91-81
LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — David Nichols scored 25 points, 19 in the second half, leading five into double figures and Albany defeated UMass Lowell 91-81 Thursday night, notching its fourth straight 20-win season.
Travis Charles contributed 17 points, Costa Anderson 15, Joe Cremo 13 and Greg Stire 11 for Albany (20-8, 8-5 America East Conference), which shot 60 percent (34 of 57).
The Great Danes took the lead on a pair of Stire free throws with 13:16 left in the first half and never trailed.
Albany keeps Hartford at bay with 69-63 win behind Cremo
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Joe Cremo scored 21 points, Travis Charles had 14 and nine rebounds and Albany beat Harford 69-63 on Sunday.
David Nichols also scored 14 points, Costa Anderson 11 and Greg Stire grabbed 11 rebounds for the Great Danes (19-8, 7-5 America East) who have won three of their last four contests. Cremo made 11 of Albany's 21 free throws.
Cremo scores 31 points, Albany beats New Hampshire 83-74
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Joe Cremo scored a career-high 31 points and Albany pulled away late in the second half to beat New Hampshire 83-74 on Saturday night.
Albany (18-7, 6-4 America East Conference) dropped a three-point decision to New Hampshire (9-15, 5-5) on Jan. 6, and now has won 10 of the last 14 games against the Wildcats.
Albany uses balanced attack to beat Stony Brook 57-50
STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) — David Nichols scored all 14 of his points in the second half, and Albany held Stony Brook to just 18 second-half points for a 57-50 victory on Saturday night.
Joe Cremo and Travis Charles also had 14 points for Albany (17-7, 5-4 America East Conference).
Tyrell Sturdivant had 12 points to lead Stony Brook (8-14, 3-5).
Albany spanks UMBC 83-39 behind 21 points from Charles
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Travis Charles scored 21 points, David Nichols scored 17 while Alex Foster grabbed 13 rebounds and Albany dismantled UMBC 83-39 on Sunday.
Ahmad Clark made two 3-pointers and the Great Danes had a 20-4 lead with just over seven minutes before halftime. Albany (16-6, 4-3 America East) never trailed.
Cremo scores 23, leads Albany past UMass-Lowell, 70-62
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Joe Cremo scored 23 points and Albany extended UMass-Lowell's losing streak to seven straight with a 70-62 win in an America East game Thursday night.
The Great Danes have won three of their last four games and seven of the last eight meetings with the River Hawks.
Binghamton ends 14-game series skid, tops SUNY rival Albany
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Willie Rodriguez scored 20 points, J.C. Show had 11 points, six rebounds and five assists and Binghamton beat longtime SUNY rival Albany 79-66 on Monday night.
The Bearcats, playing their third game in six days, snapped a 14-game losing streak in the series, 10 coming by double digits.
Albany earns 1st America East win, tops Stony Brook, 78-65
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Travis Charles and David Nichols combined to score 39 points as Albany finally broke into the win column in America East Conference play, posting a 78-65 win over rival Stony Brook Wednesday night.
The Seawolves won both regular season meetings between the schools, but lost to Albany in the conference semifinals, 63-56.
Albany (13-5, 1-2) took a four-point lead at the half, 33-29 and broke the game open in the second half, leading by as many as 21 in the closing minutes.
New Hampshire holds off Albany 64-61
DURHAM, New Hampshire (AP) — Tanner Leissner scored 19 points, Josh Hopkins added 13 off the bench, and New Hampshire's reserves helped spark the Wildcats to a 64-61 win over Albany on Saturday in their America East Conference home opener.
Iba Camara grabbed 12 rebounds for the Wildcats (5-11, 1-1), whose bench outscored Albany's 31-6. New Hampshire, ranked second in the conference behind Albany in rebounding, outrebounded the Great Danes 41-34 and made 10 3-pointers.
Albany pulls away from Kent State 78-68 behind Charles
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Travis Charles scored 19 points with nine rebounds and five assists, and his jumper sparked a game-changing run that let Albany pull away from Kent State for a 78-68 win on Thursday night to conclude non-conference play.
David Nichols scored 15 points, Joe Cremo added 14 with nine assists and Devonte Campbell had 11 for Albany (12-3), which starts America East Conference play Jan. 3 against Hartford.
Spalding’s jumper lifts Louisville past Albany 70-68
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Ray Spalding's Louisville teammates call him the human deflector because he gets his hands on everything. Because of that, he had a hand in the Cardinals' comeback Wednesday night.
The Louisville native's jumper with 1:40 left lifted the Cardinals to a 70-68 victory over a resilient Albany squad Wednesday night.
Charles with 24, Albany holds on for 68-65 win over Canisius
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Travis Charles scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds as Albany held on for 68-65 win over Canisius on Saturday night.
Albany holds on for 10th win, beats Siena 74-69
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — David Nichols scored 12 points and made two free throws in the final seconds to seal Albany's 74-69 win over Siena in the Albany Cup on Saturday night.
Siena's Ahsante Shivers banged in two straight 3-pointers to send the Saints ahead 65-63 with 4:14 left. It was Siena's first lead since the early minutes of the game.
Nichols leads Albany past Columbia 86-82
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — David Nichols scored 29 points and hit a key pair of free throws with 7.7 seconds left to help secure Albany's 86-82 win over Columbia on Saturday night.
The Great Danes (8-1) won their second in a row by rallying from a 10-point deficit early in the second half. They took the lead for good at 75-74 on Nichols' 3-pointer with 2:17 to play but didn't extend to a two-possession lead until Joe Cremo's free throws made it 84-80 with 15.5 seconds left.
Charles has double-double, leads Albany over Colgate 75-69
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Travis Charles had 17 points and 10 rebounds and Albany beat Colgate 75-69 on Wednesday night.
David Nichols added 15 points for Albany (7-1), which is 4-0 at home. Devonte Campbell had 13 points and Joe Cremo chipped in 12.
Will Rayman scored 20 points and made three 3-pointers to lead Colgate (3-3). Jordan Swopshire added 13 points.
Great Danes reach 6-0, Cremo a milestone in 78-62 win
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Joe Cremo scored 30 points with seven 3-pointers and Albany defeated Holy Cross 78-62 on Saturday to remain unbeaten in six games, its best start to a season in 32 years.
Nichols hits 5 3s, Albany eases by Dartmouth 91-73
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — David Nichols made five 3-pointers and scored 19 points, two other Albany players had 18 and the Great Danes beat Dartmouth 91-73 on Wednesday for their fifth straight victory.
It's Albany's first 5-0 start since the 1985-86 season.
Albany closed out the first half on a 26-10 spurt for a 50-34 lead and went on a 16-4 second-half run, including 10 straight, to make it 84-65. The Big Green only made two field goals in the final eight minutes.
Nichols scores 19, Albany beats Oneonta 102-77
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — David Nichols had 19 points, on 9-of-15 shooting, five assists and two steals to lead six Albany players in double figures and the Great Danes beat Division III Oneonta 102-77 on Monday night.
Costa Anderson had 17 points and Ahmad Clark scored 16, including three 3-pointers, for Albany (4-0), which is off to its best start since moving to Division I prior to the 1999-2000 season. Joe Cremo added 13 points, while Travis Charles and Alex Foster scored 11 apiece.
Albany holds off late challenge from Yale 80-72
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Joe Cremo scored 20 points, Travis Charles added 19 and Albany held off a late run to beat Yale 80-72 on Friday night.
The Great Danes (3-0) started the second half with a 10-2 run to go ahead for good and twice pushed the lead to 16, the second time at 70-54 with 5:40 left. The Bulldogs (1-3) erased most of their deficit with a 14-2 run that made it 72-68 with 2:07 left but got no closer.
Nichols scores 20 to lead Albany past Boston U, 88-74
BOSTON (AP) — David Nichols had 20 points, six rebounds and five assists and Travis Charles scored 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting to help Albany beat Boston University 88-74 on Monday night.
Greg Stire added 14 points, Joe Cremo scored 12 and Devonte Campbell 10 for Albany (2-0).
Albany (NY) beats UMBC 78-69 behind Campbell’s 25
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Devonte Campbell scored 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, David Nichols added 18 points, and Albany (NY) beat UMBC 78-69 on Wednesday night to win its third straight.
Trailing 31-28 at halftime, Campbell and Dallas Ennema each hit 3-pointers and Albany led 47-40 after an 11-0 run early in the second half. The Great Danes twice led by 10 and by a game-high 11, 67-55, on Costa Anderson's free throw with 2:27 to play.
Albany (NY) downs UMass-Lowell 90-77 behind Nichols, Cremo
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — David Nichols scored 24 points and dished a career-high eight assists, Joe Cremo added 23 points with five assists, and Albany (N.Y.) shot 60 percent from the floor in the second half to run away from UMass-Lowell 90-77 on Wednesday night.
Travis Charles scored 15, Greig Stire added 12, and the Great Danes (14-10, 5-4 America East) used 20 assists in making 32 of 61 field goals.
Cremo, Nichols help spark Albany past Hartford 74-61
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Joe Cremo scored 20 points and David Nichols 19 as Albany pulled away to defeat Hartford 74-61 on Saturday night.
Devonte Campbell matched a season high with 13 points and Travis Charles added 12 for Albany (13-10, 4-4 America East Conference), which rebounded from a loss to Vermont and has won four of its last five.
Albany (NY) beats Maine 81-63 behind Nichols’ 28 points
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — David Nichols scored 28 points on 12-of-19 shooting, Devonte Campbell added a career-high 13 points and made all six of his free throws, and Albany (NY) never trailed in beating Maine 81-63 on Sunday to win its third straight.
Nichols capped Albany's 13-5 opening run with a jumper and the Great Danes led 33-22 at halftime behind his 13 points. Albany outrebounded Maine 21-16 and outscored them 22-14 in the paint but made only 1 of 8 free throws in the half.
Albany wins final non-conference game against Cornell
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — David Nichols scored 16 points and Albany got past in-state rival Cornell 69-59 in its final non-conference tune-up on Monday night before opening America East Conference play.
Nichols led the team with five assists. Travis Charles hit 7 of 10 from the field for 14 points and Joe Cremo added 11 points for the Great Danes (9-6).
Cremo’s 20 leads Albany over St. Francis Brooklyn 87-60
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Joe Cremo scored 20 points with a career high four 3-pointers and Albany (N.Y.) broke away in the second half to beat St. Francis Brooklyn 87-60 on Saturday night for a seventh straight win against the Terriers.