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Steve Pikiell: 'Time to grind'

Stony Brook's Jameel Warney dunks over New Hampshire's

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Despite being tied for first in the America East standings going into Saturday’s game against New Hampshire, Stony Brook’s road to a third straight regular-season title lately has been filled with potholes. Over the previous two weeks, the Seawolves didn’t threaten in the second half of a 10-point loss at Albany and then struggled to beat Hartford at home by four and score a five-point road win...

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Chuck Priore on 2014 Seawolves recruits

Stony Brook University head coach Chuck Priore is

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          Stony Brook football coach Chuck Priore focused primarily on replenishing the offensive side of the football in his 2014 recruiting class announced on Wednesday. Of 19 recruits, a dozen play offense, six are on defense and a highly recruited punter was added on special teams.



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Columbia No. 1 in poll, SBU 2nd, St. John's 6th

Columbia's Maodo Lo (12) drives to the basket

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There were several changes in the top five as Columbia moves into the top spot after six straight wins. Stony Brook has won six straight and moves up one spot to second, while Princeton moves down a peg to third. Quinnipiac is up one spot to fourth, Manhattan, which has lost three of its last six, drops to fifth and St. John’s is up three places to sixth after three straight wins.

Iona has...

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Steve Pikiell's defense holds up

Stony Brook head coach Steve Pikiell looks on

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The difference between this season’s Stony Brook Seawolves and the team that won three of the previous four America East titles but fell short of an NCAA bid is that this edition has a much-improved, more consistent offense.

As coach Steve Pikiell said after the Seawolves’ 67-64 win over Vermont in a battle for first place in the conference, “We think we can score this year. You saw in the...

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Steve Pikiell praises bench play

Stony Brook's Carson Puriefoy tries a layup against

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The three-game suspension of senior guard Anthony Jackson, one of Stony Brook’s tri-captains, coincided with the real start of America East play if you dismiss the one December league game. But the Seawolves scored a 23-point victory last Sunday at Hartford without Jackson and followed up with a 67-47 triumph over Binghamton Wednesday night at Pritchard Gym.

Carson Puriefoy III stepped into...

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Rutgers tops WBB poll, St. John's 5th

UConn's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis drives to the basket against

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Rutgers continues to roll and held onto to the top spot in the latest Metro Hoops women’s poll. Iona is up two spots to No. 2 after a 73-71 win over Marist. The Red Foxes dropped one place to third. Fordham drops one place to fourth, while Seton Hall stayed at No. 5.

St. John’s won two straight and is up one place to sixth, while St. Francis drops won spot to seventh. Stony Brook, Army and...

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Manhattan tops hoops poll, Columbia 2nd

Northport graduate Luke Petrasek plays for Columbia against

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Manhattan stays No. 1 in the poll after splitting two games last week. Columbia gets a huge surge, up four places after winning its third straight. Princeton drops one spot after a loss to Penn and Stony Brook falls one place after splitting two contests last week.

Quinnipiac moves up two places after winning three of its last four, while Seton Hall fell two spots after two consecutive losses....

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Stony Brook poised for conference play

Stony Brook's Anthony Jackson sets to shoot. (Jan.

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Stony Brook saw both ends of the spectrum during the non-conference portion of its schedule.

From a high-scoring Toledo team averaging 85 points per game to a defensive-minded St. Francis NY squad that held nine of its 15 opponents to 65 points or less, the Seawolves saw just about everything.

"We had the opportunity to face teams that represented all styles of play,” Stony Brook...

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Rutgers No. 1 in women's hoop poll

St. John's Aliyyah Handford hits the winning basket

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Rutgers starts 2014 as the top team in the women’s hoops poll. Marist held at No.2, Fordham, which leads all teams in the poll with 13 wins, moved up one place to third, Iona jumped four places to fourth, while Seton Hall drops two places to fifth. St. Francis stayed at sixth, St. John’s fell two places to seventh, Stony Brook and Army remained at eighth and ninth, while Princeton checks in at 10th.


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Manhattan tops 1st Metro Hoops of 2014

Manhattan's George Beamon looks to get inside during

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Manhattan ended 2013 as the top team in the Metro Hoops Poll and begins 2014 in the same position. The Jaspers have won eight straight games, including an 83-57 thrashing of Fairfield on Jan. 4. Princeton, which has won 10 of its last 11 games, vaults two places to second.

Stony Brook stayed at third, while Seton Hall jumped to fifth. St. John’s, after dropping two straight Big East games,...

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