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Nichols leads Albany past Columbia 86-82

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) David Nichols scored 29 points and hit a key pair of free throws with 7.7 seconds left to help secure Albany's 86-82 win over Columbia on Saturday night.

The Great Danes (8-1) won their second in a row by rallying from a 10-point deficit early in the second half. They took the lead for good at 75-74 on Nichols' 3-pointer with 2:17 to play but didn't extend to a two-possession lead until Joe Cremo's free throws made it 84-80 with 15.5 seconds left.

The Lions (1-6) made 10 of their first 12 shots from the field in the second half to lead 51-41 on Gabe Stefanini's 3-pointer with 12:16 left. Albany erased the deficit over the next four minutes and the teams went back and forth until the final two minutes.

Cremo added 25 points, Travis Charles scored 13 and Devonte Campbell 10 for the Danes.

Mike Smith led the Lions with 27 points, Jaron Faulds scored 17 and Stefanini added 11.

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Key Players
Min. Per Game
Pts. Per Game
Ast. Per Game
Reb. Per Game
Field Goal %
Three Point %
Free Throw %
Team Stats
Points 0 0
Field Goals 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
3-Pointers 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Free Throws 0-0 (0.0%) 0-0 (0.0%)
Total Rebounds 0 0
Offensive 0 0
Defensive 0 0
Team 0 0
Assists 0 0
Steals 0 0
Blocks 0 0
Turnovers 0 0
Fouls 0 0
Technicals 0 0
12T
away team logo Columbia 1-6 265682
home team logo Albany 8-1 295786
Team Stats
away team logo Columbia 1-6 73.5 PPG 37.9 RPG 15.8 APG
home team logo Albany 8-1 67.2 PPG 36.8 RPG 12.6 APG
Key Players
21
M. Smith 15.8 PPG 2.5 RPG 5.0 APG 41.5 FG%
11
C. Healy 16.0 PPG 3.8 RPG 2.4 APG 42.2 FG%
Top Scorers
PTS REB AST
PTS REB AST
0 FG% 0
0 3PT FG% 0
0 FT% 0
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Starters
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
Bench
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB