- Associated Press - Wednesday, March 4, 2015

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - Evan Singletary scored 19 points, 14 in the first half, and top-seeded Albany beat No. 8 seed Maine 83-66 in the quarterfinals of the America East tournament on Wednesday.

Albany jumped out to a 26-9 lead, with 14 points by Singletary on 3-of-4 shooting from distance, and led 46-25 at the break.

The Black Bears led by as many as 26 points in the second half.

Sam Rowley had 10 points and 11 rebounds to help Albany (22-8) hold a 40-19 rebounding advantage, including 15-5 on the offensive end.

Both teams shot over 46 percent and hit 11 3-pointers apiece, but Albany went to the free throw line 23 times compared to just seven for Maine.

Aaron Calixte scored 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting for Maine (3-27).

Albany, led by A-East Coach of the Year Will Brown, will face No. 4 seed New Hampshire on Sunday.

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