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The Statesman

HOOPLA 2015: One Last Chance

This year, the Stony Brook Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams both head into their seasons with high hopes.

Last year, the men were a bad bounce away from capturing their first America East crown and the NCAA Tournament berth attached to it. For the fourth time, the Seawolves made their way to the final game of the America East Tournament. After three tough losses in 2011, 2012 and 2014, last season may have been head coach Steve Pikiell’s team’s best chance yet, the Seawolves losing on a heartbreaking three-pointer with just seconds remaining..

The women’s team once again earned a respectable seeding at the end of the regular season. Under first-year head coach Caroline McCombs, the Seawolves finished with 17 wins and earned the No. 3 seed for the America East Tournament. Despite the graduation of forward Sabre Proctor and former guard Jessica Ogunnorin’s transferring to Virginia Commonwealth, McCombs and company look to once again compete at the top of the conference.

Now, seven seniors–forward Jameel Warney, guard Carson Puriefoy, forward Rayshaun McGrew, forward Brittany Snow, guard Miranda Jenkins, forward Alyssa Coiro and guard Kim Hanlon–have one last chance to capture an America East Championship title.

The Statesman spoke to several players and coaches about the upcoming season. Click through the stories using the arrow buttons to read previews, features and more on what might be the basketball program’s most iconic season to date.

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