Stony  Brook, NY  ( -  UAlbany is heading back to the  NCAA Tournament for the second straight year as the America East champion and Stony Brook again came up just short in the title game.

The Great Danes closed the contest with a big run after leading scorer Sam Rowley  fouled out with more than seven minutes to play and went on to claim a 69-60 victory on the Seawolves' home floor.

Rowley  scored 18 points, but committed his fifth foul with 7:02 remaining and UAlbany responded with a 23-8 spurt to  finish the contest. DJ Evans added 16
points  and Peter Hooley chipped  in  15, including  a big  3-pointer in  the closing  minutes for  the Great Danes (18-14), who will make their fourth trip to the NCAA Tournament -- all since 2006.

Carson Puriefoy scored 13  to lead Stony Brook (23-10), which has lost in the AEC championship game three times in the last four years.