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JOCELYN CRUZ

Men’s Basketball Practice Reel – HOOPLA Special Issue

Raymond Wilson November 23, 2021
Basketball games are open to the public for the first time since the pandemic started and the Stony Brook men’s basketball team is looking forward to playing in front of crowds again.
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The Hoopla Sportscast: Frankie Policelli

The Hoopla Sportscast: Frankie Policelli

Tim Giorlando and Mike Anderson November 21, 2021
Mike Anderson of The Statesman sits down with Stony Brook men's basketball team's redshirt-sophomore forward Frankie Policelli. They reflect on the Seawolf experience, hopes for the new season and the team's chemistry on and off the court.
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The Hoopla Sportscast: Elijah Olaniyi

The Hoopla Sportscast: Elijah Olaniyi

Tim Giorlando and Mike Anderson November 21, 2021
Mike Anderson sits down with Stony Brook men's basketball guard Elijah Olaniyi for their annual Hoopla segment. They discuss Olaniyi's transfer to Miami, his return to Stony Brook and a tragedy that pushes Olaniyi today.
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Head Coach for the womens basketball team, Ashley Langford.  JOCELYN CRUZ

Langford finds perfect fit in first year with Stony Brook’s women’s basketball

Matt Lindsay November 14, 2021
First-year head coach Ashley Langford has never held this position before, but she comes from a winning culture — the key as the Stony Brook women’s basketball team eyes another successful season after last year’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
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Junior guard Elijah Olaniyi in the opening season game against Yale. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Transfer wave adds offensive starpower to Stony Brook men’s basketball

Paul McDonough November 14, 2021
Following a devastating end to the 2020-2021 season, Stony Brook was met with an all-too familiar sense of panic and despair. It wasn’t until Olaniyi’s decision to return to the team that the tide began to turn for the Seawolves.
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Stony Brook mens basketball shoots for success with smaller lineup

Stony Brook men’s basketball shoots for success with smaller lineup

Ethan Tam November 14, 2021
It’s make or break time in Seawolves Country. In head coach Geno Ford’s third season at the helm of the Stony Brook men’s basketball team, the expectations have never been higher.
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Graduate forward Leighah-Amori Wool and senior guard Anastasia Warren in the game against Delaware on Nov. 9. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook women’s basketball has the pieces to return to NCAA Tournament

Jeremy Portnoy November 14, 2021
It’s not quite the environment of a team coming off its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth and second-straight America East championship, but that’s the point. The Stony Brook women’s basketball team doesn’t need to be reminded of the expectations on their shoulders this year, because they hold themselves to a higher standard than anyone else.
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Graduate forward McKenzie Bushee going for a free throw in the game against Delaware on Nov. 9. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Reigning Sixth Player of the Year remains at Stony Brook for another ring

Mike Anderson November 14, 2021
After turning heads with her decision to put her name in the transfer portal, the reigning America East Sixth Player of the Year is back with the Stony Brook women’s basketball team.
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Graduate forward India Pagan in a game against Delaware on Nov. 9. JOCELYN CRUZ /THE STATESMAN

Pagan brings Olympic experience in fifth year at SBU

Jeremy Portnoy November 14, 2021
India Pagan could have walked away from Stony Brook last year at the pinnacle of her career after leading the Seawolves to their first-ever NCAA Tournament berth and earning plenty of individual accolades along the way.
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Elijah Olaniyis return to Stony Brook sparks flashy offseason

Elijah Olaniyi’s return to Stony Brook sparks flashy offseason

Kenny Spurrell November 14, 2021
Two seasons ago, Stony Brook graduate guard Elijah Olaniyi came into his own, solidifying himself as a star as a junior by putting up averages of 18.0 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. The Seawolves finished 20-13 and in second place in the America East, but were bounced by Hartford in the semifinals of the conference tournament.
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Surrounded by weapons, Policelli ready to make leap for Stony Brook

Surrounded by weapons, Policelli ready to make leap for Stony Brook

Mike Anderson November 14, 2021
Caught in the middle of another offseason roster reupholstering, redshirt-sophomore forward Frankie Policelli is back for his third season on the Stony Brook men’s basketball team, this time with the highest expectations yet. The Seawolves were picked to win the America East in the conference’s preseason poll, but Policelli showed just how nonchalantly they are handling the spotlight.
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