Albany (NY) beats New Hampshire 63-45 in AEC
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Gerardo Suero scored 24 points to lead Albany (N.Y.) in a 63-45 win over New Hampshire Saturday in the quarterfinal round of the Colonial Athletic Conference tournament.
The fourth-seeded Great Danes (19-13), who had a first-round bye, advanced to the semifinals on Sunday.
The 3-ball was a major difference in this one as, with it tied 13-all with 7:45 before halftime, Iati and Jayson Guerrier hit consecutive long balls to spark a 17-8 Great Danes run into the locker room. They led the rest of the way, taking a nine-point lead at the break and outscoring New Hampshire 33-24 in the second half.
Patrick Konan had 12 points to pace New Hampshire (13-16).
Updated March 3, 2012