DURHAM, N.H. -- Mike Black tallied 22 points and had six rebounds while Sam Rowley posted his third straight double-double as Albany (N.Y.) beat New Hampshire 68-62 Wednesday night in America East Conference play.
Rowley, in just his third start for the Great Danes (15-4, 4-1), finished with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Albany, which has won six of its last seven games, handed New Hampshire its seventh consecutive loss.
Chris Matagrano led New Hampshire (4-12, 0-4) with 15 points but Chandler Rhoads, who entered averaging 10.7 points, was held to three on 1-of-9 shooting as the Wildcats fell to 0-9 when opponents shoot over 40 percent. Albany shot 43 percent (22 of 51) from the floor and nailed 21 of 29 free throws.
Albany led 30-16 at halftime. New Hampshire cut it to 38-37 but the Great Danes used an 11-2 run to go back on top for good, 49-39.
Florida State's student government has passed a resolution discouraging Seminoles fans from wearing Native American headdresses at games.
The second annual Gavitt Tipoff Games, eight games between members of the Big East and Big Ten to be played Nov. 14-18, will feature Villanova at Purdue in the opener.
Michael Lewis is leaving his assistant coaching job at Butler to take the same position at Nebraska under Tim Miles.