Stony Brook reigned supreme for the second straight season in the America East conference’s preseason poll, earning seven of a possible eight votes for the top spot, since coaches are not allowed to vote for their own team. Continue reading “Stony Brook A Heavy Favorite In America East Preseason Poll”
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.
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.
Stony Brook will seek to do something they have not done since 2010, when players like Jameel Warney and Carson Puriefoy were still in high school, win up at Vermont when they play the America East semifinal round on Sunday afternoon. Continue reading “Stony Brook Eager To Reverse Trend Against Vermont”
Albany dominated the America East standings, so it was fitting that the Great Danes receive some of the league’s top regular season accolades for the first time since 2007. Continue reading “Will Brown, Jameel Warney Claim Top America East Awards”
Mark Nwakamma came out to jump center on Senior Night Saturday just as he had for almost every game of his collegiate career for Hartford. Only when the referee tossed the ball, Nwakamma didn’t even jump, allowing Stony Brook to control the ball. The whistle then blew, Nwakamma shook hands with everyone and walked off the Chase Family Arena floor for the final time.
It was all prearranged, Hartford choosing not to risk Nwakamma’s pesky bone bruise on his knee with the America East Tournament looming Wednesday and both teams’ seeds set. However, it basically served to give junior Jameel Warney free reign he probably didn’t need, but his conference Player of the Year campaign was given a nice boost with 32 points and 18 rebounds as the Seawolves cruised to a 74-59 win in the regular season finale for both teams.
Albany continues to lead the America East and Vermont appears to have made a strong push to lock up the second seed thanks to its comeback win at Stony Brook. We will start by breaking down a few numbers and then take stock of the awards races. Continue reading “America East Stock Watch: Feb. 10”
A one week break seemed to be exactly what the doctor ordered for Stony Brook. Following a 63-48 loss up at New Hampshire, Stony Brook appeared to be back on track heading into halftime up 14 on Vermont. Continue reading “Untimely Offensive Collapse Costs Stony Brook”
It was de ja vu all over again for Stony Brook fans Monday night, many of whom were in approximately the same seat (albeit a much nicer one since Stony Brook Arena has been refurbished and rebranded as Island Federal Credit Union Arena) three years ago as the Seawolves’ shooting aim inexplicably disappeared at the worst possible time, shooting just 4-19 from behind the arc and 17-58 from the field as Vermont came in and took the America East title, 51-43. Continue reading “Albany Loss Hurts For Stony Brook, But It’s Not March Yet”
Stony Book picked up its fifth straight win, and second straight road win by defeating Columbia (7-6), 70-61 at Levien Gym on Tuesday night. It was the final non-conference for the Seawolves (10-6, 1-0 America East). Continue reading “Three Thoughts On Stony Brook After Its 70-61 Win At Columbia”