Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cornell@Albany Game Notes from UAlbany Athletics

Below is the pre-game release from the University of Albany Athletics Department for Friday's Cornell-Albany game. Get all the information you need about the Big Red's games this weekend at Albany (11/12) and Seton Hall (11/14) with The Cornell Basketball Blog's Game Preview Center.


Albany, N.Y. - UAlbany's men's and women's basketball teams begin the 2010-11 schedule with a home doubleheader at SEFCU Arena on Friday, Nov. 12. The women tangle with Brown in the first game at 5:00 p.m. (WCDB-90.9 FM). The men face defending Ivy League champion Cornell in the second contest at 7:30 p.m. Fans can listen to the game on Fox Sports 980, WOFX-AM, with Rodger Wyland and Erik Elken handling play-by-play.

UAlbany's men's team has a youthful look with a combined 12 years of Division I experience on the roster. Mike Black (7.2 ppg) is coming off an impressive freshman campaign when he was named to the America East all-rookie squad. Tim Ambrose, a member of the 1,000-point club, was among the conference leaders in scoring (12.4 ppg), rebounding (5.3 pg) and assists (2.8 pg). Logan Aronhalt (6.7 ppg) and Blake Metcalf, at 6-foot-9 and 240 pounds, are the third and fourth sophomores to be elected as captains in the program's Division I history.
The Big Red posted a 29-5 record, won a third consecutive Ivy League championship, and advanced to the NCAA Tournament's regional semifinals last year. Bill Courtney, a former assistant at Virginia Tech, Virginia and George Mason, is now the Cornell head coach. Chris Wroblewski, an honorable mention all-league guard, averaged 8.9 points and 3.1 assists, plus made 54-of-119 from three-point range one year ago.

Paw Prints: All U.S. Armed Forces personnel will admitted to all November basketball games with a military identification ... UAlbany's men's program will participate in this month's Legends Classic ... the Great Danes will salute one of their all-time legends during the first half of the Cornell game ... Gary Holway (1955-59) piled up 1,851 points and 1,225 rebounds during his college basketball career ... Holway, who is a retired college biology professor, spent four years in the U.S. Navy and spent most of his service on the USS Midway in the Mediterranean.

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