University at Albany men’s basketball (17-14) took the lead early and never gave it up in a rematch of the 2013 America East title game, downing Vermont 67-58 at SEFCU Arena in the league semifinals on Sunday evening.
In 12 minutes of play true freshman and former Orab Dallas Ennema pulled down a pair of defensive rebounds and registered 1 steal in the contest.
Vermont came within eight with 42 seconds left, but free throws down the stretch kept the Catamounts at bay and the Great Danes emerged with the 67-58 victory.
U-Albany will square off against (23-9) Stony Brook who knocked off Hartford 69-60 in the other America East semifinal game. The America East Men’s Basketball title game will take place at Stony Brook New York Saturday, March 15 at 11:30 a.m. The game will also be broadcast on ESPN2.
By winning the Conference Tournament the Great Danes would earn an automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament.