SCORE: UAlbany 61, UMBC 53
LOCATION: McDonough Sports Complex (HVCC) – Troy, N.Y.
RECORDS: UAlbany 9-8, 3-0 America East | UMBC 5-9, 2-1 America East
SHORT STORY: As the game started UMBC jumped out to a 11-3 run. While it looked the Great Danes were in trouble UAlbany remained calm. Perpared for the moment the Great Danes turned the “defensive sliders” up to a 99. While holding UMBC to 7 points, Junior Kayla Cooper went off for 25 Points, 9 Rebounds, and 4 Steals. Great Danes remain the #1 seed in the American East after defeating UMBC 61 – 53.
“The players are locked in. What every we ask them to do they do, with their eyes open, cups empty, being sponges, being coach able. They want to win and they want to play for each other.”– Head Coach Colleen Mullen
Head Coach Colleen Mullen talks about the defensive master class that took place in the 3rd quarter. #AEHoops pic.twitter.com/91L8kwGYkq— Enveonline (@Enveonline) January 5, 2023
#AEHoops Kayla Cooper was unstoppable today. Recording 25 PTS, 9REBS, 4STL #UAUKNOW pic.twitter.com/bVRc2pW5Lv— Enveonline (@Enveonline) January 5, 2023
#AEHoops Morgan Haney freezes the defense 🥶— Enveonline (@Enveonline) January 5, 2023
UAlbany ties the game at the half 31 – 31. #UAUKNOW // #ELEVATE pic.twitter.com/dwIQs8fkk7