The America East is a low major conference that consists of nine teams in the Northeastern part of the country. The Amerca East is 41-66 against non-conference teams this season. The Conference has two wins against high-major conference teams with Stony Brook’s victory over Washington on Dec. 28 being the biggest.
1. Stony Brook 8-6 (6-6). Stony Brook got a huge win over Washington (62-57) on Dec. 28. The Seawolves have won three straight and four of their losses are against BCS conference teams.
2. Albany 5-6. Albany has won three straight and three of their losses have been by four or less. The Great Danes are 3-4 away from home and 0-2 against BCS conference teams.
3T. New Hampshire 6-5 (4-5). New Hampshire has lost two straight. The Wildcats are 1-1 against BCS conference teams.
3T. Vermont 5-6 (4-6) 1-0 AE. Vermont has lost two straight and four of seven. The Catamounts are defeated Hartford (81-69) at home for the first conference victory of the season
5. UMass-Lowell 6-6 (5-6). UML has lost four in a row after falling to Boston College on Dec. 29. Four of their losses have come against teams from the top-10 conferences in the country. All four of those losses have been by double digits.
6. Hartford 7-5, (6-5) 0-1. Hartford is just 2-3 in their last five games.
7. UMBC 2-10. UMBC has won two-of-three contests after starting season 0-9. The Retrievers are the lowest scoring team in the America East (54.8).
8. Maine 1-10: Maine has lost five straight and allow 80.5 points a contest — last in the AE.
9. Binghamton 1-13 (0-12). Binghamton is 1-1 versus non-Division I teams, losing to D-II Caldwell. The Bearcats only victory has come against D-II Hartwick.
Top players in the conference
1. Jameel Warney, Stony Brook. The 6-foot-8 junior center had 15 points, eight rebounds and six shots in the Seawolves upset victory over Washington. He also blocked three shots but was only 6-of-17 from the floor.
Warney, the top prospect in the America East, is averaging 14.9 points and 12.4 rebounds a game along with 2.6 blocks. He is shooting 48.9 percent from the field. Warney has 11 double-doubles and has reached double-figures in scoring in 13 of 14 contests.
2. Jahad Thomas, UMass-Lowell. The 6-foot-2 sophomore guard has shot the ball extremely well. He is averaging 14.6 points, on 56.0 percent shooting including 42.9 percent beyond the arc. He has reached double figures in nine games, including two 20-point efforts. Thomas, who is averaging 5.5 rebounds a game, had 17 points in the River Hawks loss to Boston College on Dec. 29.
3. Peter Hooley, Albany. Hooley is the Great Danes best scoring option. He is averaging 14.2 points a game, on 40.3 percent shooting. Hooley, who is shooting only 29.9 percent from the three-point line, has scored in double figures in 10 of 11 games.
4. Sam Rowley, Albany. Rowley, an undersized power forward at 6-foot-6, is averaging 13.9 points a game and 8.4 rebounds. He is shooting 49.1 percent from the field. Rowley has posted three double-doubles and has scored in double figures nine times.