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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...Read more »
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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Tommy Brenton’s basketball career will continue at a new level.
Brenton, Stony Brook’s all-time leading rebounder (1,115) and winner of the 2013 Lefty Driesell National Defensive Player of the Year award, reached an agreement to play with Link Togichi Brex, based in the Tochigi Prefecture in Japan.
Brenton became the ninth player under coach Steve Pikiell and 15th in program history...Read more »
Stony Brook men's basketball coach Steve Pikiell received a contract extension through the 2017-28 season, the university announced on Thursday.
Pikiell, who will be entering his ninth season, has led the Seawolves to three America East regular season titles and two appearances in the NIT.
Terms of the contract were not disclosed....Read more »
Over the past four seasons, no one in America East has been better or more consistent in the regular season than Steve Pikiell’s Stony Brook Seawolves. You could look it up.
SBU and Vermont each are 49-15 in the conference during that span, but the Seawolves won three outright titles to one for the Catamounts. The conference tournament and the battle for the automatic NCAA bid, however, is...Read more »
In many ways, the toughest game for Albany was its 50-49 comeback win over Maine in the quarterfinals of the America East tournament Saturday night at SEFCU Arena. Frankly, the Great Danes weren’t used to having a near-capacity crowd of 4,500 on their home floor and coach Will Brown said they were “uptight and tense.”
But Albany (22-10) got the semifinal matchup it wanted against No. 1 seed...Read more »
There was no question entering this season that Stony Brook would be a much-improved offensive team with freshman Jameel Warney manning the low post, and he has more than lived up to the hype with a team-leading 12.2 points and America East-leading field goal percentage of .624, not to mention 7.3 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game.
But it’s the Seawolves’ other freshman – backup point guard...Read more »
Is this the year?
In the previous three seasons, the America East Tournament has been the place where Stony Brook's dreams of a first NCAA bid have gone to die. Here's the litany of heartbreak:
2010 - After winning the regular-season title behind Player of the Year Muhammad El-Amin, Stony Brook beat Albany in a tough first-round game but then was upset, 70-63, in the semifinals by hot-shooting...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 »
It’s been a topsy-turvy year in college basketball, and the America East Conference is no exception. Stony Brook lost its grip on first place when it was upset Sunday at Hartford, but Vermont returned the favor with a loss Tuesday night at Boston University while the Seawolves were romping to a 73-47 win over last-place Binghamton.
That means Stony Brook (18-6, 9-2 America East) has a half-game...Read more »