Cam Healy added 19 for the Great Danes (6-15, 1-5 America East Conference) including a pair of late free throws, and Adam Lulka scored 13.
Albany never trailed, led by double-digits early and took a 49-36 lead into halftime. Hartford, coming off its largest win in two decades (74-39 over New Hampshire on Thursday), rallied as close as 75-72 when Travis Weatherington converted a 3-point play with 3:30 to go.
Albany scored the next seven when Clark converted a 3-point play, Healy landed a 3 and Devonte Campbell a free throw.
George Blagojevic led the Hawks (10-11, 3-3) with 19 points. All five starters were in double figures with Weatherington adding 17, Jason Dunne 14, J.R. Lynch 13 and John Carroll 11. The Hartford bench scored three points.
Albany scored 24 points at the free-throw line thanks to 23 Hartford fouls. Dunne and Carroll fouled out.
Jim Calhoun: Never 'knowingly treated any woman unfairly because of her gender'
Jim Calhoun, responding to allegations of sexual discrimination by a former associate AD at the University of Saint Joseph, told the Hartford Courant in a statement Saturday that he "at no time, knowingly treated any woman unfairly because of her gender."
Blue and White fill Rupp Arena for Big Blue Madness
Giving their fans a sneak peek in what to expect this upcoming season, the Wildcats hit the hardcourt for their annual event.
Second-year coaches: Who's ascending, who's stagnating?
The rookies in charge will get a lot of the preseason attention, but it's the second season that could make or break the tenure of these coaches.