News Home Page
News Releases
Faculty Experts
Campus Update
Campus Stock Photos
Media Relations Office


News Website



Media Advisory and Photo Op: UAlbany Community Sends Off Men's Basketball Team As Great Danes Depart for Philadelphia
Buses leave Wednesday, March 15 at 11 .a.m. from the RACC

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (March 14, 2006)

UAlbany students, faculty, staff and friends will gather to send off the Men's Basketball team as the Great Danes leave the UAlbany campus for Philadelphia, site of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament game against the top-seeded University of Connecticut Huskies.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006; 11 a.m.

The University at Albany Great Danes men's basketball team

Recreation And Convocation Center, University at Albany uptown campus, Albany, New York

Free and open to the public. Contact (518) 437-4980 for more information

The University at Albany men's basketball team makes its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament on Friday, March 17, 2006 at 7:30 p.m. The UAlbany Great Danes face Big East power University of Connecticut Huskies in front of a national audience on CBS. UAlbany looks to defy history by becoming the first No. 16 seed to beat a No. 1 seed in the tournament, something that hasn't happened in 84 previous games.


The University at Albany's broad mission of excellence in undergraduate and graduate education, research and public service engages more than 17,000 diverse students in nine degree-granting schools and colleges. For more information about this internationally ranked institution, visit For UAlbany's extensive roster of faculty experts, visit

Please send questions or comments about the UAlbany News site to: