Great Danes name captains for upcoming basketball season

Great Danes name captains for upcoming basketball season (WRGB)

ALBANY, NY (WRGB)---The UAlbany men's basketball team may open the season one month from tomorrow, but last year's loss to Vermont is still fresh in its mind.

The Great Danes fell in the conference title game to the Catamounts, despite a nine-point advantage with less than 9 minutes to play.

The Vermont game was the talk of today's open practice at SEFCU Arena.

UAlbany returns eight players from last year's team, including newly-named captains Travis Charles, David Nichols, and Section II products Joe Cremo and Greig Stire.

It's just the second time in head coach Will Brown's 17 seasons in Albany that he's named four captains.

He hopes the group will learn from last season's mistakes, and help lead the Great Danes back to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in three seasons.

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