Great Danes



Great Danes Highlights

General Information

Conference: American East Conference

NCAA Division: Division I

City: Albany, NY

Stadium: SEFCU Arena


  • National Championships: None
  • Conference Titles: 5
  • NCAA Tournaments: 2006, 2007, 2013, 2014, 2015

Past Conferences:


Albany Great Danes Standings & Analysis

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All-Time Albany Great Danes Stats & Records

Points Scored

⦁ Jamar Wilson: 2,164
⦁ Tim Ambrose: 1,582
⦁ Mike Black: 1,542


⦁ Sam Rowley: 756
⦁ Greig Stire: 735
⦁ Levi Levine: 610


⦁ Jamar Wilson: 488
⦁ Mike Black: 383
⦁ Peter Hooley: 337


⦁ Will Brown: 315
⦁ Dwayne Killings: 13
⦁ Scott Hicks: 11

Overview of the Albany Great Danes Standings

Last-Season Standings

The Albany Great Danes had a tough start to their 2021-2022 NCAAB season, facing tough opponents in the non-conference schedule. However, they remained competitive and worked hard to improve their play. As the season progressed, the Great Danes began to find their rhythm and win games. They finished the regular season with an overall record of 16-12, placing them in the middle of the America East standings.

Despite their regular-season record, the Great Danes entered the America East Tournament with confidence and a determination to succeed. They played with intensity and heart, earning impressive victories over top-seeded teams and advancing to the championship game. In a hard-fought battle, the Great Danes fell short to their opponent but still managed to secure a spot in the postseason.

The Great Danes were selected to participate in the College Basketball Invitational, where they faced off against tough opponents in a single-elimination format. With each game, the team grew more resilient and determined, working together to overcome obstacles and secure victories. They ultimately finished the tournament with an impressive run, earning a third-place finish.

Overall, the Albany Great Danes had a successful 2021-2022 season, despite facing many challenges along the way. Their hard work and dedication to improving their play paid off, as they finished with a winning record and secured a spot in the postseason. The team’s resilience and never-give-up attitude were evident throughout the season, making them a formidable opponent to any team they faced.

Before Betting on Albany Great Danes, Check Out These Tips:

Monitor the NCAAB Team’s Injury Report

Injuries and absences can greatly impact a team’s performance. Look into whether any key players for the Great Danes are currently injured or absent for any reason.

Monitor Latest Basketball Trends and Statistics

Before betting on the Great Danes, it’s important to analyze their recent performance, both in terms of wins and losses and also in terms of point spread. Look at their record over the past several games to see if they have been consistently winning or losing, and by how many points.

Look at College Basketball Betting Trends and Odds

Finally, consider the point spread when betting on the Great Danes. Even if they are favored to win, they may not cover the spread if they only win by a small margin.

Consider the NCAA Team’s Overall Talent Level

When analyzing the Great Danes’ recent performance, it’s also important to consider the strength of their opponents. Have they been playing against tough teams that are likely to challenge them? Or have they been playing against weaker teams that they should be beating easily?

Albany Great Danes Basketball History

A Division III program for nearly a century, the Great Danes spent two seasons in the 1990s at the Division II level before becoming a Division 1 outfit as an independent for the 1999-2000 season.

While recent teams have done some great things on the court, perhaps the most instrumental figure in program history was the man who guided it for over four decades before that transition to Division I. That would be Richard “Doc” Sauers, who compiled a 702-333 record from 1955 through 1997 and led the team to several Division III and NAIA postseason appearances.

The America East welcomed Albany along with Stony Brook and Binghamton for the 2001-02 season. Will Brown took over as head coach eight games into that season, which would become a landmark transition for the program. Even though Brown was just 19-57 in his first two-plus seasons, he would soon lead the team on some glorious runs.

Top Scorer Jamar Wilson

The 2004-05 team won 13 games and finished .500 in conference play, signaling the program’s surge to the top of the America East. The next season, led by the program’s all-time leading scorer Jamar Wilson, Albany reached the NCAA Tournament and put a big scare in top-seeded Connecticut in the first round.

The Great Danes led that game by double digits deep into the second half before the Huskies stormed in front and secured a 72-59 win. Albany was on the college basketball map, though, and it cemented itself as the top team in the conference with another trip to the tournament in 2007, this time falling easily to Virginia in the opening round.

Brown led the Great Danes to three more consecutive tourney trips from 2013-15, gaining their only official NCAA Tournament win with a play-in victory over Mount St. Mary’s in 2014. The 2013 run was particularly notable for an upset of the University of Washington in Seattle and a memorable push to the AEC tournament championship as the No. 4 seed, culminating in a stunning win over Vermont on the Catamounts’ home floor that defied the NCAAB odds.

Great Danes Shock Vermont

The Great Danes shocked top-seeded Vermont in the tournament the next season before taking on Stony Brook in the finals in what will go down as the greatest finish in program history. Peter Hooley, who left the team during the season to be with his ailing mother, hit a game-winning 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left to send Albany back to the NCAA Tournament.

Dwayne Killings took over before the 2021-22 season as a replacement for Brown, who won 315 games in his 20 seasons at the helm. Killings’ first year showcased a team that struggled to score, as the Albany Great Danes team stats ranked 344th in the country in points per game (61.8).

Killings was embroiled in controversy after being accused of striking a player before a game early in the season. He retained his position following an investigation but he will serve a five-game suspension in 2022-23.

Albany Great Danes NCAAB FAQs

What is the highest win total in program history?

The Great Danes won exactly 24 games three times, doing it all in a four-season span last decade. The 2014-15 team was 24-9 and went 15-1 in conference play, its best showing of all time in the America East.

What was the worst season in program history?

If you told an Albany fan during the 2003-04 season that the team would be in the NCAA Tournament in two years, they would’ve laughed at you. That team went 5-23 and scored 38 points in a first-round loss in the conference tourney.

Who is the greatest player in program history?

Jamar Wilson was an exceptional guard, perhaps among the top five who have ever played at the position in America East history. He is the school’s all-time leader in points, assists, minutes, field-goal attempts, field goals, free-throw attempts and free throws, and he ranks second all-time in steals.

Wilson scored 29 points in an AEC championship game against Vermont in 2006 and 22 in a repeat victory over the Catamounts in the same round in 2007. Both wins gained Albany’s first two entries into the NCAA Tournament.

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