March 6, 2020 Albany meets Stony Brook in America East quarters Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 7 seed Albany (14-17, 7-9) vs. No. 2 seed Stony Brook (19-12, 10-6)America East Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Island Federal Credit Union Arena, Stony Brook, New York; Saturday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: A spot in the America East semifinals is up for grabs as Albany matches up against Stony Brook. Stony Brook swept the two-game regular season series. The teams last met on Feb. 29, when the Seawolves shot 38 percent from the field while limiting Albany to just 35.7 percent en route to the three-point victory. Associated Press SAVVY SENIORS: Albany’s Ahmad Clark, Cameron Healy and Romani Hansen have combined to account for 54 percent of the team’s scoring this season, including 61 percent of all Great Danes points over the last five games.SPARKING THE OFFENSE: Clark has either made or assisted on 59 percent of all Albany field goals over the last three games. The senior guard has accounted for 22 field goals and 19 assists in those games.WINLESS WHEN: Albany is 0-9 when scoring fewer than 60 points and 14-8 when scoring at least 60.ASSIST RATIOS: The Seawolves have recently gotten baskets via assists more often than the Great Danes. Stony Brook has an assist on 35 of 63 field goals (55.6 percent) across its past three outings while Albany has assists on 37 of 70 field goals (52.9 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: Stony Brook has made 8.4 3-pointers per game as a team this year, which is second-best among America East teams. ___For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.com
LONDON, England (Reuters) – Afghanistan were given a traditional British welcome as their first-ever appearance at Lord’s was cut short by rain in a one-day match against a Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) XI.The star-studded MCC side managed 217-6 from a rain-affected 40 overs, setting the tourists 227 to win from their 50 overs.However, the covers came on for the final time five overs into the reply, with Afghanistan 31-1, meaning no result could be reached.The MCC has been very supportive of Afghan cricket, not least through the charity Afghan Connection.Through this joint initiative, 100 cricket pitches have been built all around Afghanistan for children, with many cricket camps held around the country.Afghans love cricket so much,” said Sarah Fane, founder and CEO of Afghan Connection and said in a news release. “But they hardly had any equipment. So Afghan Connection made a delivery to the national team and began supporting grassroots cricket around the country for the young.“Within a year MCC began backing Afghan cricket through Afghan Connection’s projects. Since 2009 this has led to 100 cricket pitches being built, serving well over 100 000 Afghan children, as well as provision of equipment and coaching for them.”The match represented a landmark occasion for Afghanistan, less than a month after they were granted international Test status, but the weather put a dampener on events in London.The MCC side, captained by Brendon McCullum, the former New Zealand skipper, but he could muster only five runs, before being caught behind as the home team struggled at the start.Former Pakistan batsman Misbah-ul-Haq also fell early, caught behind on seven, before a stand of 150 for the third wicket between Sam Hain and Nottinghamshire’s Samit Patel ensured the hosts posted a respectable score.Noor Ali Zadran was the only Afghan wicket to fall in their five overs, before the heavens opened once more, this time bringing an end to the match.