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The beginning of the national letter of intent signing period for basketball on Wednesday could not have gone any better for Stony Brook coach Steve Pikiell, who got the point guard, wing man and power forward at the top of his list of prospects and then followed it up with a hard-fought 73-66 win over a tough Northeastern team.
“We got the win over Northeastern, and I have a lot of respect...Read more »
Stony Brook basketball fans are familiar with senior Eric McAlister, the athletic 6-8 power forward who has shown occasional flashes of his skill only to recede into the background. Well, the “new and improved” McAlister revealed himself in the Seawolves’ 71-55 opening victory over Marist Friday night at Pritchard Gym.
McAlister (No. 22, pictured) began his senior season with an alley-oop...Read more »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Now, it’s about holding serve for Stony Brook, defending the home hardwood. A rough stretch of 11 road games in the past 15 contests ended with a 60-55 upset loss Sunday afternoon at Hartford, a result that dropped the Seawolves into second place in the America East half a game behind Vermont.
Stony Brook leads the nation in true road wins with 10, but this was the one that got away thanks...Read more »
Without a doubt, defense and rebounding have been the trademark of Steve Pikiell’s Stony Brook basketball teams, but this season, Pikiell has his deepest and most diverse offense ever. In the Seawolves’ 79-69 victory over Maine on Saturday afternoon at Pritchard Gym, 6-8 starting forward Eric McAlister, who is averaging 4.7 points, demonstrated his potential with a career-high 22 points.
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Freshman Jameel Warney only had eight points in Stony Brook’s 50-44 win over Manhattan Tuesday afternoon at Draddy Gym, but when the Seawolves absolutely had to have it, Warney’s inside presence led to consecutive layups for a 45-40 lead with 2:01 left to play.
That was the decisive sequence and undoubtedly is the sort of thing Seawolves fans are hoping to see when America East play begins...Read more »