UAlbany Men’s Hoops 2007-08 Non-Conference Schedule


Albany, N.Y. – University at Albany Vice President and Director of Athletics Lee McElroy announced today the school's men's basketball non-conference schedule for the 2007-08 season. The list of opponents include three-time national champion Duke and a home date with Boise State in a rematch of last year's ESPNU BracketBusters game.

The Great Danes meet Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium in Durham, N.C. on Monday, Dec. 17. The contest is scheduled to air nationally on ESPN2. Head coach Mike Krzyzewski, who has 775 career wins, has led the program to three national titles (1991, 1992, 2001) and 10 Final Fours. Cameron Indoor Stadium, a facility that holds 9,314 fans, has recorded 258 consecutive sellouts since 1990.

UAlbany opens its schedule with two road games against a pair of 22-win clubs in Bucknell (Nov. 10) and Central Connecticut State (Nov. 14). The Bison, who went 22-9 to finish with 20-plus victories for the third consecutive season, shared the Patriot League regular-season title and reached the league tournament championship game. CCSU (22-12) made the school's third NCAA appearance by winning the Northeast Conference championship. The Blue Devils captured the NEC's regular-season and tournament crowns.

Boise State is among five non-league opponents that will play at SEFCU Arena. The Broncos, who compete in the Western Athletic Conference, travel to the Capital Region on Dec. 22. Boise State (17-14) edged UAlbany, 83-82, in a last-second BracketBusters' decision last February in Idaho. The Great Danes will also host Columbia (Nov. 17), Lehigh (Nov. 20), Sacred Heart (Nov. 25) and St. Francis, N.Y. (Dec. 15). Sacred Heart (18-14) advanced to the NEC championship for the first time, while Columbia (16-12) registered its highest win total since 1992-93.

UAlbany faces Iowa State on Dec. 30 in the program's first-ever meeting with a Big 12 Conference school. The Cyclones, who posted 12 of their 15 wins at home last season, ranked 25th nationally in attendance, averaging 12,489 at Hilton Coliseum. The Great Danes also square off with Siena in the crosstown-rivalry's 47th meeting on Dec. 1 at the Times Union Center. The last two games in the series were both decided in overtime.

In 2006-07, UAlbany reached the NCAA Tournament for the second straight season as the America East Conference champion. Brent Wilson, a third-team all-conference forward, leads a group of seven letterwinners who are back from last year's 23-10 squad. Brian Lillis, the league's defensive player of the year, and Jon Iati, one of the program's all-time leading three-point shooters, also return.

2007-08 University at Albany
Men's Basketball Non-Conference Schedule




Saturday (11/10/07)

@ Bucknell

Lewisburg, PA

Wednesday (11/14/07)

@ Central Connecticut State

New Britain, CT

Saturday (11/17/07)



Tuesday (11/20)



Sunday (11/25)

Sacred Heart


Saturday (12/1)

@ Siena

Albany, NY

Wednesday (12/5/07)

@ Delaware

Newark, DE

Saturday (12/8/07)

@ St. Bonaventure

Olean, NY

Saturday (12/15/07)

St. Francis, NY


Monday (12/17/07)

@ Duke

Durham, NC

Saturday (12/22/07)

Boise State


Sunday (12/30/07)

@ Iowa State

Ames, Iowa

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