The 11-2 Albany Great Danes will come to the KFC Yum! Center to square off vs. the Cards in the final game of the Gotham Classic.  The Great Danes are no pushover opponent for the Cards with 11 wins already on the season over the likes of Iona, Boston, Yale, Dartmouth, Holy Cross and Columbia.  While Albany has dominated much of its mid-major competition thus far they did press Memphis late into the 2nd half with a tie game with 10 minutes to go and late game free throws pushed the final lead to 9.

The Great Danes are lead by a very dynamic backcourt of David Nichols (15.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg 3.5 ast, 1.9 stl), Joe Cremo (17.8 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 3.3 ast) and are bolstered by a stout, yet not tall front court with standouts like Travis Charles (14.9 ppg, 5.5 rpg) and Greg Stire (7.3 ppg, 7.8 reb).

Here are the team statistics:

Louisville Albany
Strength of Schedule (Ken Pom) 286th 306th
PPG 80.1 (63rd) 77.0 (109th)
Avg Scoring Margin 15.0 (26th) 6.2 (96th)
Field Goal % 46.5% (87th) 48.0% (52nd)
2-pt FG % 52.0% (111th) 51.8% (114th)
3-pt FG % 36.6% (118th) 36.4% (132nd)
FT % 78.3% (16th) 75.2% (47th)
FT Attempted Per Game 18.0 (246th) 20.5 (156th)
Opp FT Attempted Per Game 18.5 (119th) 15.5 (28th)
Rebound Rate 52.9% (66th) 56.9 (9th)
Blocks Per Game 8.2 (2nd) 1.5 (338th)
Steals Per Game 7.7 (47th) 4.7 (309th)
Assists Per Game 13.9 (140th) 12.2 (250th)
Turnovers Per Game 12.4 (76th) 12.1 (63rd)
Opp Turnovers Per Game 14.4 (123rd) 11.3 (322nd)
Team Fouls Per Game 16.4 (42nd) 15.4 (17th)
Opp Shooting % 37.5% (9th) 46.5% (244th)
Opp 2-pt FG % 41.5% (12th) 54.2% (278th)
Opp 3-Pt FG % 29.7% (28th) 33.7% (137th)
Opp Blocks Per Game 2.4 (36th) 4.2 (277th)
Opp Steals Per Game 6.2 (172nd) 6.2 (172nd)



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