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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
Most coaches won’t hesitate to tell you how difficult it is to win a basketball game at the Division I level. No matter how easy it may appear, success is never taken for granted for those who have been part of the coaching grind.
Stony Brook has been on the brink of an NCAA tournament appearance for so many seasons. Last season, the Seawolves were minutes away. All they has to do was hold onto a lead against Albany. But SBU saw the game slip away as Peter Hooley drained a three-pointer to clinch the NCAA tournament berth.
Most of the time freshman Deshaun Thrower has been thrown out on the floor against junior Carson Puriefoy in practice. The two have been running the white and red teams, respectively, as Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell wants to acclimate Michigan’s Mr. Basketball into the point guard role.
Even though Stony Brook had the second best defense in America East last season it was a far cry from the Seawolves’ dominating performance in 2013-14. SBU head coach Steve Pikiell would like to get back to a stronger defensive approach, and has emphasized it throughout preseason practice.
Stony Brook may have to wait for redshirt freshman Roland Nyama to make his debut.
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