Burlington, VT (Sports Network) - Jacob Iati didn't take a shot until the
final few minutes, then hit a pair of 3-pointers to help Albany capture the
America East championship.
Iati's first three gave the Great Danes the lead for good with 2:36 remaining
and his second on the next trip provided some separation, as Albany finished
off a 53-49 victory over Vermont on the Catamounts' home court to earn their
third NCAA Tournament bid.
Albany (24-10), which knocked off top-seeded Stony Brook last Sunday in the
semifinals, won the AEC crown in 2006 and 2007, beating Vermont each time. The
Catamounts (21-11) were denied a second straight America East title and sixth
Iati finished with eight points, adding a pair of clutch free throws in the
final minute. Mike Black scored 14 points and Luke Devlin added 12 for the
Trey Blue and Clancy Rugg each scored 10 for Vermont.
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