Hartford vs. Albany – Game Preview – February 5, 2022


The Albany Great Danes (15-6, 7-2 America East) will look to continue a four-game winning streak when they host the Hartford Hawks (2-16, 7-0 America East) on Saturday February 5, 2022. The game is at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Albany beat UMBC 51-41 in the team’s last outing on Wednesday. Kayla Cooper notched a team-high 10 points in the victory.

Hartford beat Binghamton 59-57 in overtime on Wednesday in the team’s most recent outing, led by Paula Maurina’s 23-point effort in the victory.

Albany Team Stats

Albany comes into Saturday’s game averaging 56.9 points per game, 18.9 shy of the 75.8 Hartford allows per game. When scoring 76+ points, the Great Danes are 5-1 this season.

This season, the Great Danes have hit a higher shooting percentage than their opponents, shooting 40.9% from the field while limiting the competition to 36.1%. When Albany is shooting better than its season average, the Great Danes are 7-0 this year.

Hartford Team Stats

Hartford has put up 50.5 points per game this season while Albany is allowing 48.4 per game. The Hawks are just 0-4 when they have over 48 points.

The Hawks have created 14.2 turnovers per game this season and are averaging 20.4 giveaways per game. Albany is 9-5 this season committing more than 14 turnovers.

Albany players to watch

Helene Haegerstrand leads Albany in scoring and scores 12 points per game. Lilly Phillips leads the team with 2.4 assists and an average of 4.8 points, while Cooper leads the Great Danes with 6.8 rebounds per game and adds 11.4 points.

Haegerstrand has a 39% shooting percentage from deep and leads the team by three per game, punching 1.9 treys per contest.

Player stats reflect 19 of 19 games this season.

Hartford players to watch

Maurina leads Hartford in scoring and totals 11.2 points per game. Carmen Villalobos leads the Hawks with 6.1 rebounds per game and adds 5.5 points, while Nina Farkic leads the team with 2.6 assists and an average of 8.1 points.

Abby Streeter helps space the floor for Hartford, leading the Hawks in averaging 2.8 three-pointers per game while shooting 44 percent from downtown.

Player stats reflect 17 of 18 games this season.

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