For the most prestigious college conferences, the two teams playing in the conference final are likely both advancing to the NCAA tournament. But not so in the smaller, lesser known ones, where having just the automatic bid at stake makes for thrilling television. Albany punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament today by knocking off Stony Brook in the America East championship game, on a last second three by Peter Hooley. That’s a good excuse to storm the court.

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