On Saturday, Albany visits Alfond Arena to take on Maine. Tipoff is at 3 p.m. EST. The Great Danes beat the Black Bears 76-63 on Jan. 12 and are 5-4 against them over the last four years.
Albany is currently in third place in the conference and Maine is in seventh.
The 14 points by Jacob Iati helped the Great Danes to a 79-56 cakewalk over Maryland-Baltimore County on Feb. 6. In addition to his 12.7 points per game, he is also chipping in 2 rebounds per game. For the Black Bears, Xavier Pollard finished with 20 points in the 79-72 loss to Boston University on Feb. 5. He is averaging 10.4 points per game in addition to a team-best 4.4 assists per game.
StatSmack! Albany is better than Maine
Albany has a better conference record than Maine this season (7-4 vs. 3-7).
The Albany basketball team finishes what they start, with a better graduation rate than Maine (90 percent vs. 78 percent).
Albany is a better free-throw-shooting team (73.1 percent vs. 66.0 percent) than Maine this season.