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UAlbany, Marist Both Heading To NCAA Tournament

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The UAlbany Great Danes women’s basketball team defeated Stony Brook 70-46 Monday and will go on to play their third straight year in the NCAA tournament.

The Marist women’s team will also see its ninth straight NCAA tournament appearance. Marist defeated Quinnipiac 70-66 in the MAAC finals Monday.

The Iona men's basketball team lost to Manhattan 71-68.

In the NBA, New York beat Philadelphia 123-110, Brooklyn edged Toronto 101-97, Charlotte topped Denver 105-98, It was Miami over Washington 99-90, Milwaukee trumped Orlando 105-98, Atlanta squeaked by Utah 112-110, and the LA Clippers defeated Phoenix 112-105.

In the NHL, The NY Islanders bested Vancouver 7-4, Toronto won against Anaheim 3-1, Colorado beat Winnipeg in overtime 3-2, Pittsburgh out shot Washington 3-2, Nashville slid past Ottawa in overtime 4-3, Los Angeles defeated Calgary 3-2, and Phoenix bested Tampa Bay in a shoot out 4-3.

In top 25 women’s college basketball, No. 1 UConn beat No. 3 Louisville 72-52, No. 7 Baylor topped No. 5 West Virginia 74-71, No. 18 Gonzaga defeated Saint Mary’s 68-60, and No. 23 DePaul out shot Marquette 100-90.

Also in the NFL, with possible cuts of star athletes such as Darelle Revis and Carlos Rogers on the horizon, drafts just around the corner, the next season is already starting to take shape.