ALBANY, N.Y. — The UAlbany men’s basketball team is getting ready to hit the road for the NCAA Tournament.
The Great Danes arrived in Columbus, Ohio around 5 p.m. EST on Wednesday, but only after a flight crew issue delayed their initial departure out of Albany by 2.5 hours. Once in the air, some of the team used the time to rest while head coach Will Brown watched film.
By the time they landed, the guys were happy to put the travel day behind them.
“It’s exciting,” senior forward Sam Rowley said. “You know, it’s a little stressful cause we have to get to the hotel and all that stuff, but we’re excited. We do a lot of travel throughout the year, so we’re pretty used to it.”
“It feels like Florida weather right now,” junior guard Peter Hooley said. “It’s good to finally be here, and I’m sure once we get on the practice court tonight, everybody will be focused and ready to go.”
The Danes are a 14 seed, facing off against a 3 seed team.
Tip-off is Friday night at 7:27 on Tru TV.
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