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Preview: Men’s basketball vs. Seton Hall National Invitation Tournament Round One

The Stony Brook University men’s basketball team is going to play its second National Invitation Tournament (NIT) matchup on Tuesday evening against the Seton Hall University Pirates. The Seawolves earned the right to play in this game as a result of their America East regular season championship.

Stony Brook is the No. 8 seed for the second time in the tournament and is once again playing the top seed. The winner of Tuesday’s game will play either No. 4 Mississippi State of No. 5 Massachusetts.

It is the third time that these two teams are meeting. Seton Hall won the previous two games.


Who: No. 1 Seton Hall vs. No. 8 Stony Brook.

When/Where: 7:15 p.m., Tuesday, March 13 at Walsh Gymnasium in South Orange, N.J., according to Stony Brook Athletics.

Watch/Listen: 90.1 FM.

Last Time Out:

Stony Brook fell on Saturday to the University of Vermont Catamounts in the final game of the America East Men’s Basketball Championship, 51-43. The Seawolves only shot 29.3 percent from the field. Both senior forward Al Rapier and sophomore guard Dave Coley scored 10 points in the game. Senior guard Bryan Dougher also broke Stony Brook’s Division-I scoring record with a three-pointer in the first half.

Seton Hall lost to the University of Louisville in the second round of the BIG EAST Tournament, 61-55, last Wednesday. Jordan Theodore scored 17 and Herb Pope tallied 11 points and 15 rebounds for the Pirates. Seton Hall only shot 33 percent from the field.

Game Notes:

– Stony Brook has won 19 of its last 22 games.

– This is the first time that Stony Brook and Seton Hall have met since 2002.

– Seton Hall tied for ninth in the conference this year.

– This year was the first time Seton Hall won 20 games since the 2003-4 season.

– This is Stony Brook’s first away game in the NIT. It hosted its first game against the University of Illinois two seasons ago.

– Three Stony Brook players are from New Jersey with Dougher having grown up 15 miles from Seton Hall in Scotch Plains. Dougher has won all four games that he has played in New Jersey for the Seawolves.

Key Players:

Stony Brook – Junior forward Tommy Brenton, senior guard Bryan Dougher, and senior forward Dallis Joyner.

Seton Hall – Seniors Jordan Theodore and Herb Pope.

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