Stony Brook's wild journey to Hartford

School buses are covered in snow after a

School buses are covered in snow after a winter storm in Hartford, Conn. (Feb. 10, 2013) (Credit: AP)

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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.

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