Stony Brook's wild journey to Hartford
The events of the weekend blizzard conspired to give Hartford an even greater home-court advantage than usual for its 60-55 win over Stony Brook yesterday. Here's how the Seawolves' timeline was affected by the storm:
Saturday - Scheduled 7 p.m. game postponed to 2 p.m. Sunday.
Yesterday, 9:30 a.m. -- Team boards bus to catch 10:30 Port Jefferson ferry (bus not available earlier because it met Hartford women's team earlier at ferry and took it to SBU).
11:45 a.m. -- Ferry arrives in Bridgeport, Conn., and team boards bus 10 minutes later.
Noon -- Bus gets stuck in snow about three blocks from ferry for 10 to 15 minutes.
12:15 p.m. -- Bus detours from I-95 North to alternate route to avoid 10-mile traffic backup.
12:55 p.m. -- Taking on-ramp to I-84 North to Hartford, bus encounters traffic jam caused by car that flipped over. Delayed 20 minutes.
1 p.m. -- Decision made to push 2 p.m. start back to 2:45.
1:53 p.m. -- Bus arrives at University of Hartford 52 minutes before tipoff.
2:45 p.m. -- Game starts.
4:45 p.m. -- Hartford overcomes nine-point second-half deficit for 60-55 upset.
5:10 p.m. -- Stony Brook boards bus for return trip to catch Bridgeport ferry.