Monday, November 28, 2005

UCLA vs. Albany - Preview

No. 16/17 UCLA (4-1) vs. ALBANY (1-3) - Pauley Pavilion, 7:30 p.m

The Albany Great Danes, in their seventh season as a Div. 1 program, are 1-3 - opened the season in the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at Gainesville, FL - beating Oakland (Rochester, MN) 90-73 and losing to host Florida (83-64). On Nov. 21 at Albany, the Great Danes lost to Sacred Heart 63-61 and on Nov. 26, Albany lost at San Diego State 80-53.

Albany has three players averaging in double figures, led by Jamar Wilson's 17.5 points.

In Blue Ribbon, Albany was selected to finish first in the America East Conference, with Wilson and Levi Levine All-Conference selections. Wilson and Lucious Jordan were second-team All-League choices last season.

Last season, Albany was 13-15 overall and 9-9 in the conference (fourth-place).

Albany Athletic Director Lee McElroy, in his sixth year, is a UCLA graduate (1970). As a Bruin, McElroy was a football letterman at linebacker from 1967-69 and a two-year starter.

This is the first meeting between the two schools.

Head Coach Will Brown is in his fifth season at Albany with a school and career mark of 33-75.

(UCLA Press Release)


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