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Glory For Peter Hooley, Heartbreak For Stony Brook

Where do you start after Peter Hooley’s prayer with 1.6 seconds left gave Albany its third straight America East title over Stony Brook in Saturday’s title game?

With Stony Brook and coach Steve Pikiell? Crushed. Devastated. Dumbfounded.

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Stony Brook On Brink Of NCAAs Again After Upending Vermont

Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell looked like he was reenacting Kevin Bacon’s role at the end of Animal House midway through the first half of Sunday afternoon’s America East semifinal at Patrick Gym.

Ethan O’Day had just gotten a breakaway dunk of a Brandon Hatton steal to complete a 7-0 run that put the Catamounts up 23-9. One of the best crowds in all of mid-major college basketball was screaming and Pikiell’s team had already used three of its allotted five time outs, so all he could do is wave his hand and say “Go!” to his team, which they likely couldn’t have heard anyway.

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