STONY BROOK, N.Y. (AP) David Nichols scored 19 points with 8 of 10 free throws, Devonte Campbell added 16 points with seven rebounds, and Albany beat Stony Brook 63-56 on Monday night to advance to the America East Tournament Championship.
Joe Cremo scored 13 points for the third-seeded Great Danes (21-12), who face top-seeded Vermont (28-5) in Saturday's title round.
Albany led by as many as 10 points in the second half, but the No. 2 seed Seawolves twice closed to within two points, the last at 55-53 on Nyama's free throw with 3:41 left, but got no closer. Albany scored five straight and led 60-53 with 29 seconds left and Nichols hit three free throws in the final 17 seconds to seal it.