Basketball: America East

Vermont determined to earn third NCAA berth in five years

By Ashley Purdy -

The Catamounts know better than most that records are irrelevant in the AE tournament. After all, fourth-seeded Albany upset Vermont in the championship round last season, cracking the reigning champs’ crown.

Hartford looking to avoid repeat of history

By Erik Bacharach -

Just like last season, the Hawks enter the America East tournament as the No. 3 seed. But this year, they’re not looking to drop their quarterfinals contest.

Ari on the AE: Evans playing bigger than his size for Albany

By Ari Kramer -

Longtime Albany head coach Will Brown sat in the arena, searching for a junior college wing that could help his team immediately. Instead, he saw Evans, a diminutive point guard generously listed at 5-foot-9.

Pikiell, SBU approach post-Brenton era with confidence

By Ari Kramer -

Tommy Brenton, who doubled as the 2013 America East Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year, starred for last season’s 25-win team. Now, he’s halfway across the world. But Pikiell has succeeded in the past despite losing...

Nwakamma looks to lead key returners over hump

By Ashley Purdy -

Losing just one starter — or half a starter, as graduate John Peterson more or less split the job with junior forward Nate Sikma — Hartford should skip the adjustment period of the early season and be able to get...