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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 »
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 »
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 »
Senior Day can be awkward at times because the starting lineup changes to accommodate everyone who dedicated themselves to the program in whatever role they were asked to play. So, Tommy Brenton, who is Stony Brook’s player of the year candidate in the America East, was joined by reserves Marcus Rouse, Lenny Hayes and Ron Bracey to start the game along with rookie of the year candidate Jameel Warney.
It...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 »