About Ryan Restivo

Ryan Restivo covers the MAAC, the America East and Hofstra for Big Apple Buckets. E-mail him at rrestivo [at] nycbuckets.com.
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Photo Gallery: Hofstra 66, Stony Brook 65

While we’ve given our thoughts on both sides, the heroic Dion Nesmith and Hofstra as the graduate student nailed a jumper to give the Pride a victory over Stony Brook, here are photos from Friday night’s thrilling start to a renewed Long Island rivalry.

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Seawolves Thoughts: Hofstra 66, Stony Brook 65

Happy in eating my words on a prediction, a renewed rivalry began on Long Island Friday as Hofstra pulled out a 66-65 victory over Stony Brook thanks to Dion Nesmith’s heroics. His contested jumper, made with 1.9 seconds left, lifted the Pride over the Seawolves in their first meeting since 2008. Here are four thoughts, from the Stony Brook side, […]

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America East Stock Watch: Nov. 18

The America East picked up a grand total of three wins over the season’s first four days. However, that doesn’t mean there haven’t been positive signs from some of the league’s best teams. Providence currently leads the conference standings with victories over Albany and Binghamton, if only they played in the league full time. Meanwhile, Vermont […]

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MAAC Stock Watch: Nov. 17

The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference went 4-9 in the season’s first three days, but there are plenty of bright spots, even in losses for some teams.

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Photo Gallery: Stony Brook 57, Columbia 56

The opener of the Island Federal Credit Union was a thriller as the Seawolves got a late layup from Ray McGrew to beat Columbia 57-56. According to Ken Pomeroy’s stats, Stony Brook had at their worst an 8.8% chance of winning the game when Maodo Lo drove the lane for an uncontested layup to put the […]

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Three Thoughts: Stony Brook 57, Columbia 56

This game is hard to put into three thoughts, much less any after a scramble for rebounds on missed free throws created a game winning layup in the game’s final seconds. That and a missed shot in the final seconds by Columbia sealed Stony Brook’s win in the opening game of the Island Federal Credit […]

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How Missed Free Throws Can Win A Game For Stony Brook

Everyone watching the first game at the Island Federal Credit Union Arena might not have known it, but down one with seconds left, they assumed the worst. Defending America East Player of the Year Jameel Warney was going to miss his final free throw with a chance to tie the game at 57.

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Albany’s Will Brown Evaluations Ahead Of Schedule

Albany’s Will Brown admits that he has been constantly evaluating his roster.

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Hartford Embracing Expectations For Season

Expectations are high in Hartford, after all the Hawks were picked second in the America East’s preseason poll and received two first place votes.

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Fairfield To Be Tested Over Next Two Days

Few teams in the country will be tested as much as Fairfield during the first two days of the season.

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