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Watch: Albany Stuns Stony Brook with Late 3 to Clinch NCAA Bid


Poor, poor Stony Brook.

The Seawolves latest attempt to reach their first NCAA Tournament ended in the most cruel way.

Albany’s Peter Hooley hit a 3-pointer with 1.6 seconds left to give the Great Danes a 51-50 win in the America East championship game to clinch and NCAA bid.

The shot may be the wildest of March Madness regardless of what happens in the NCAA tournament. A jumper from Ray Sanders hit the top of the backboard, and Albany tipped the ball out to the perimeter where Hooley could make the game-winning shot.

Take a look:

For Stony Brook, this the latest miss in the program’s hunt for its first NCAA bid. Since 2010, Stony Brook has won the America East regular season title three times and reached the America East championship four times. The Seawolves have come up empty each time.

Here is the complete sequence that broke Stony Brook’s heart: