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Metro Hoops Poll: Stony Brook on top

Jameel Warney of the Stony Brook Seawolves dunks

(Credit: Mike Stobe)

After taking two of three games at the 2K Sports Classic in Detroit, Stony Brook regains the top spot in the Metro Hoops Poll. Stony Brook sophomore big man Jameel Warney had arguably the best two-game stretch in program history, totaling 55 points and 40 rebounds. He had 32 points and 21 boards in Sunday’s 104-102 (3 OT), win over Detroit.

St. John’s comes in at No. 2, while Manhattan held...

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WBB Metro Poll: SJU 1, Hofstra 5th

Connecticut's Caroline Doty, left, guards St. John's Eugeneia

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The top three remained in place this week. Sacred Heart jumped up one spot after a 77-64 win over Yale. Hofstra is up two places after a 13-point win over Fordham, which held steady at sixth. Iona is up on spot to seventh, while St. Francis surges into the poll for the first time this season despite of tough loss at St. John’s. Army is also in the poll for the first time, while Stony Brook is 10th...

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WBB Metro Poll: SJU 1, HOF 7, SBU 10

Hofstra guard Andreana Thomas controls the ball against

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

St. John’s begins the season as the top team in the Metro Hoops poll. After a 25-point, 13-rebound performance by Aliyyah Hanford in the Red Storm’s season-opening win against Sacred Heart, they will be a hard team to supplant. Rutgers, Seton Hall and Marist make out the top four, while Sacred Heart sits at No. 5.

Fordham and Hofstra are sixth and seventh, followed by Iona, Quinnipiac and...

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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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Chuck Priore analyzes Stony Brook's breakdown

Stony Brook Seawolves defensive back Ivan May (left)

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

A football team is a collection of moving body parts, and when a slew of those parts break down, the damage often is reflected on the scoreboard. So, Stony Brook coach Chuck Priore’s anatomy of Saturday’s 39-31 loss to Richmond necessarily revolves around the anatomies of a defense in disrepair.

Even before the Seawolves took the field against Richmond and quarterback Michael Strauss, who...

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Chuck Priore's squad fighting injury bug

Stony Brook Seawolves running back James Kenner (no.

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Under Chuck Priore, Stony Brook’s football team has earned a reputation for physical play, and the Seawolves have hit as hard as ever in their first season in the Colonial Athletic Association. But this year, they also have absorbed more than their share of hits that have sidelined key players.

If Priore had a dollar for every time he’s uttered the phrase “next man up” this season, he would...

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Local hoops teams ready to go

D'Angelo Harrison dribbles the ball during the first

(Credit: Errol Anderson)

Last season was good to the New York City metro-area college basketball teams as four squads (Stony Brook, St. John's, Iona, LIU Brooklyn) made post season appearances.

Will there be a repeat of that success? You can make a strong case for it. Stony Brook and St. John's are loaded, while Iona returns five of its top seven scorers. LIU Brooklyn returns one of the nation's top passers, while...

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CAA gantlet taking toll on SBU

Stony Brook Seawolves defenders Jahrie Level (no. 13)

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

The cold, hard facts say Stony Brook’s 31-13 loss to 20th-ranked New Hampshire dropped the Seawolves to ninth place in the 11-member Colonial Athletic Association with a 1-3 record (3-4 overall), and they have yielded an average of 33.7 points in losses to ranked teams Villanova, Towson and UNH.

The eyes tell a slightly different story. SBU was blown out at Villanova after season-ending injuries...

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Seawolves place two on All-Conference squad

Stony Brook's Dave Coley drives against Boston's Maurice

(Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Although preseason all-conference teams and polls have no bearing on what happens during the season, they do show what kind of respect a program has within its league.

Stony Brook, winners of three of the last four regular season America East conference titles, has earned its share of respect as the program placed two players on the AE preseason All-Conference team.

Senior guard Dave...

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Suddenly, defense matters for Stony Brook

Stony Brook's Christian Ricard tackles Villanova's running back

(Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

There was no stopping Stony Brook’s prolific offense a year ago when the Seawolves averaged 36.2 points per game and topped the 27-point mark eight times on the way to a 10-3 record and second-round elimination in the FCS playoffs.

But their 27-3 victory Saturday night at Colgate marked the high-scoring mark for the Seawolves (3-3) through their first six games, and that total included a defensive...

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