The University of Albany Great Danes will be dancing for their third time in school history after winning the Automatic Bid courtesy of its America East title. In the brackets just released this evening, the Great Danes are seeded #15 in the Midwest Region.
They will face the #2-seeded Duke Blue Devils this Friday at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. Tip is scheduled for 12:15pm, and will air on CBS (Locally, WRGB Channel 6).
For the Great Danes, it will be the first time since making it to the tournament in 2007, where they drew Virginia and was outscored 45-25 in the first half before losing 84-57. This was one year after the first appearance of the Great Danes in the Big Dance, where they drew #1 seeded Connecticut, and for 33 minutes threatened to become the first team to ever knock off a #1 seed as a #16 seed.
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Updated at 12:05AM to reflect announced start time for the game.