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The world and the NCAA Selection Committee will little note nor long remember Stony Brook’s 83-39 victory over UMBC Tuesday night at Pritchard Gymnasium. The poor Retrievers (6-20, 4-9 America East) simply were outmanned by the Seawolves (20-6, 11-2).
But while the quality of opposition was low, the manner in which Stony Brook turned a nine-point deficit into a 44-point blowout spoke volumes...Read more »
The top four stayed the same with Quinnipiac in the No. 1 spot after 14 straight wins. There was a change at the fifth spot as Fordham and St. John’s swapped placed. Army, Sacred Heart and Fairfield are seven through nine, while Iona replaces Hofstra at No. 10.
1. Quinnipiac (22-2) 2. Marist (19-6) 3. Princeton (16-5) 4. Rutgers (14-10) 5. Fordham (18-7) 6. St. John’s (13-10) 7. Army (19-6)...Read more »
Stony Brook stays No. 1 in the poll this week, followed by St. John’s, despite two straight losses. Fairfield is up one place to third, while Liu, winners of four straight and 10 of its last 11, vaults three places to fourth. Wagner is up one place to fifth, while Princeton falls one spot to sixth. Iona four places after losing five of its last six. Rider is up two places after two straight wins,...Read more »
Old Westbury saw its 18-game winning streak come to an end after a double-overtime loss to Sage on Saturday. The loss prevented Old Westbury from setting a Skyline record for most conference wins in a season. But that doesn’t mean the party is over for the Panthers.
Old Westbury (22-3, 17-1) was No. 1 in last week’s NCAA Division III Atlantic Region rankings. The loss to Sage shouldn’t hurt...Read more »
Where does an NBA player vacation during All-Star break if he’s not taking part in the festivities? For Charles Jenkins, nothing satisfies as much as a trip home to visit his family in Queens and catch a Hofstra basketball game. The Pride’s all-time leading scorer sat courtside Saturday afternoon at the Mack Sports Complex and agonized as Hofstra suffered its ninth loss in 10 games by a 57-50 count...Read more »
As double-doubles go, Jameel Warney’s 12-point, 10-rebound effort in Stony Brook’s 65-48 demolition of Vermont Friday night at Pritchard Gymnasium sounds rather modest. But make no mistake – it was the freshman who delivered the knockout punch with eight points in a 20-5 Seawolves run to open the second half.
With Marcus Rouse knocking down three-pointers in the first half, Warney managed...Read more »
Stony Brook running back Miguel Maysonet will attend the NFL Scouting Combine from Thursday through Sunday. Here’s a look back at his statistics and highlights:
267 atts. – 1,964 yds. – 7.4 avg – 23 Total TDs (21 rush, 1 receive, 1 KOR)
Career (includes 2009 at Hofstra)
773 atts. – 5,110 yds. – 6.6 avg. – 56 Total TDs (51 rush, 4 receive, 1 KOR)
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Two goals for CAA basketball teams this season should be as follows: Avoid Delaware until the tournament final and stay out of the dreaded 8-9 seed game.
Hofstra is well on its way to doing both after stopping Drexel, 53-43, on Wednesday noon affair at the Mack. The score may not indicate it, but it was one of the Pride’s more impressive wins of the season as Drexel shot just 23 perecent (15-64)...Read more »
If there’s one thing that sticks in Steve Pikiell’s craw about Stony Brook’s loss earlier this season at Vermont, it’s the number 81 – as in the season-high number of points the Seawolves yielded. The Catamounts led by 18 points with 10 minutes left, and when SBU cut the deficit to four, Vermont managed to get to the rim for easy baskets down the stretch of its 81-73 win.
It hurt that Stony...Read more »
What a way to end the Syracuse-UConn regular-season Big East series. Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim had some choice words for ESPN college basketball reporter Andy Katz following the Orange's loss to the Huskies on Wednesday night.
The longtime Syracuse coach called Katz an "idiot" and a "disloyal person". The apparent feud is reportedly based on a report Katz gave on...Read more »