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Shooting guard Jared Frey takes a three-pointer from the corner against Rider on Monday, Nov. 20. Frey made the Stony Brook mens basketball teams only three-pointer on Monday. CHRISTOPHER SCHULZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball wins sloppy game versus Rider

Kenny Spurrell November 21, 2023

Despite shooting 1-for-19 from three-point territory, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team snapped its losing streak.  The Seawolves (2-3) returned to Island Federal Arena to take on the Rider...

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Point guard Dean Noll takes a baseline jump shot against St. Josephs University on Friday, Nov. 10. Noll co-led the Stony Brook mens basketball team with 14 points and three steals on Wednesday. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball trampled by Nebraska

Kenny Spurrell November 16, 2023

For the second-straight game, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team was outplayed in every aspect. The Seawolves (1-3) took on the Nebraska Cornhuskers (4-0) on Wednesday night at Pinnacle Bank...

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Point guard Aaron Clarke (5) brings the ball up the court against St. Josephs University on Friday, Nov. 10. Clarke had the best game of his Stony Brook career on Monday at Duquesne. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Bad shooting dooms Stony Brook men’s basketball at Duquesne

Kenny Spurrell November 14, 2023

Despite a breakout performance by point guard Aaron Clarke, his game was not enough to carry the Stony Brook men’s basketball team and its poor shooting. The Seawolves (1-2) took a trip to Pittsburgh...

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Shooting guard Toby Onyekonwu takes a three-point field goal against St. Josephs on Friday, Nov. 10. Onyekonwu scored a career-high 16 points in the victory on Friday. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball stomps St. Joseph’s in home opener

Kenny Spurrell November 11, 2023

Career nights from the Stony Brook men’s basketball team’s youth lifted it to a win in its home opener. The Seawolves (1-1) took the court at Island Federal Arena for the first time this season...

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Several Stony Brook mens basketball players in shootaround before the game against St. Johns on Tuesday, Nov. 7. The Seawolves lost their season debut to their cross-town foes. MIKE ANDERSON/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball falls to St. John’s in Pitino’s debut

Kenny Spurrell November 8, 2023

The Stony Brook men’s basketball team gave a respectable effort in its season opener, but its foes from up the road played harder for their new, legendary coach. The Seawolves (0-1) made the trip...

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Hoopla 2023 Gallery

Hoopla 2023 Gallery

Brittney Dietz October 31, 2023
With basketball season right around the corner, here is a sneak peek of who you might see on the court this year.
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The Stony Brook mens basketball team breaks a huddle at practice on Sunday, Oct. 15. The Seawolves are looking to bounce back after a rough 2022-23 season. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Finally healthy, Stony Brook men’s basketball hopes for major bounce-back year

Kenny Spurrell October 29, 2023
Coming off the program’s worst finish in 15 years, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team is shooting for a massive turnaround.
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Point guard Aaron Clarke (center) prepares to pass the ball while being defended by power forward Leon Nahar in practice on Sunday, Oct. 15. Clarke is back for his second year with Stony Brook after an injury-riddled 2022-23 season. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Aaron Clarke hopes to play crucial role in second shot with Stony Brook

Alex Streinger October 29, 2023
When point guard Aaron Clarke arrived at Stony Brook last year, he was expected to play a significant role for the school’s depleted men’s basketball team. Unfortunately for Clarke and the Seawolves, he sustained a nagging lower back injury during the preseason which spoiled those plans and sidelined him for most of the 2022-23 season.
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Shooting guard Toby Onyekonwu (right) looks to pass the ball while point guard Dean Noll (left) defends him in practice on Sunday, Oct. 15. Onyekonwu is entering his second year after a promising freshman season. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Toby Onyekonwu preparing for breakout sophomore year

Nayden Villorente October 29, 2023
After bringing in a pair of All-Conference point guards to lead its offense, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team expected itself to be a dynamic offense. But when both of the players suffered significant injuries before the 2022-23 season tipped off, their jobs were placed on the shoulders of then-freshman shooting guard Toby Onyekonwu.
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From left to right: small forward Andre Snoddy, center Chris Maidoh, small forward Sabry Philip and point guard Dean Noll in practice on Sunday, Oct. 15. The four transfers will make their Stony Brook debuts this season. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball getting boosts from two transfer classes

Kenny Spurrell October 29, 2023
Injuries derailed the Stony Brook men’s basketball team’s 2022-23 season before it even started. Head coach Geno Ford brought in five new transfers in the 2022 offseason, with all of them expected to play a major role.
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Statesman Sports Spotlight ft. Geno Ford

Statesman Sports Spotlight ft. Geno Ford

Mike Anderson April 27, 2023
Sports editor Mike Anderson sits down with Stony Brook men's basketball head coach Geno Ford to talk about the progress of the team, this past season and more.
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Head coach Geno Ford on the sideline in a game against Yale on Saturday, Dec. 3. Ford is entering the last year of his contract with Stony Brook. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Geno Ford expected to remain with Stony Brook long term

Kenny Spurrell April 23, 2023
According to Athletic Director Shawn Heilbron, Geno Ford is the long-term solution. He will have his job for at least two more seasons.
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