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Metro Hoops Poll: SBU 1, SJU 3rd

Anthony Jackson of the Stony Brook Seawolves guards

(Credit: Mike Stobe)

After a 2-0 start to the season, Stony Brook begins the season as the top season in the Newsday Metro Hoops Poll. Manhattan, after an impressive double overtime win over La Salle, checks in at No. 2, while St. John’s sits at 0-3 despite a loss to Wisconsin to opens its season. St. Francis starts the season at No. 5 after an impressive 66-62 OT win over Miami, while LIU-Brooklyn takes the fifth spot...

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America East makes tourney format change

Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell looks on

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

The America East made a major move Thursday, announcing a complete change in its men’s basketball conference tournament format.

The move doesn’t come as a surprise as the conference came under some scrutiny after top-seed Stony Brook fell to No. 4 Albany in the tournament semifinal last season.

The first round and semifinal games in last season’s tournament were hosted by Albany.


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