The two guards each made 4 of 7 from 3-point range. The Terriers (16-11, 10-4 America East Conference), who have won five straight, made 10 of 25 behind the arc to 3 of 15 for the Great Danes (19-9, 8-6).
Papale started the second half with a pair of jumpers to increase a 32-30 halftime lead to six points. Maurice Watson Jr. followed with two more baskets for a 40-30 lead.
Albany got within five points on several occasions, but layups by Watson and Dom Morris made it 66-57 with 4:04 remaining.
Morris finished with 16 points and nine rebounds, and Watson had 11 points and 10 assists.
Hawaii will play in the Fox Sports Pearl Harbor Invitational in December, part of the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
An attorney representing ex-Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves wants a judge to disqualify the Wayne County prosecutor's office from Cleaves' sexual assault case.
The Big East has joined the ACC, Atlantic 10 and Colonial Athletic Association in forming a men's basketball officiating alliance.