Albany’s reward for beating Mount St. Mary’s in Tuesday night’s play-in game in Dayton is to face #1-ranked and top-seeded Florida in Orlando Thursday when the NCAA Tournament goes full speed. Albany is 19-14 this season without a win over a top 100 RPI team. The Great Danes have only one win over a top 100 team (Vermont #106). All their other wins are over teams with a #150 or higher RPI. Albany’s best players are Australian imports Peter Hooley (15.7 points, 40.1% from the 3-point line) and Sam Rowley (11.5 points, 6.7 rebounds). D.J. Evans and Gary Johnson also average in double figures. The Great Danes go 6-10, 6-6 and 6-6 up front. There are four Australians on the roster. This will be the first meeting of Florida and Albany since game two of the 2005-06 season. The Gators won that one, 85-64, behind 18 points for Corey Brewer.
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