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The Stony Brook mens basketball team comes out of the tunnel on Friday, November 11, 2022 for its home opener against Miami Hamilton. Injuries and depth issues caused the Seawolves to struggle all year. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball’s CAA introduction spoiled by injuries

Kenny Spurrell April 15, 2023

The transition to a new conference was not a smooth one for the Stony Brook men’s basketball team in the 2022-23 season. The bar was set low for the Seawolves, and they validated those expectations...

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Guard Tanahj Pettway (right) drives down the lane after picking up a screen from forward Kenan Sarvan (left). Pettway became the teams sixth man this past season after starting buried on the depth chart. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

How Tanahj Pettway went from an afterthought to a reliable sixth man

Cameron Takmil March 8, 2023

Even after rising through the ranks of Junior College (JUCO) to Division I basketball, guard Tanahj Pettway still feels like the best is yet to come from him. Bitten by the injury bug, the Stony...

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Forward Frankie Policelli going up for a slam dunk against North Carolina A&T on Friday, Feb. 10. Policelli led the Stony Brook mens basketball team to a playoff win over the Aggies on Saturday night. ABRAR NAVEL/THE STATESMAN

Policelli leads Stony Brook men’s basketball to first-ever CAA postseason victory

Kenny Spurrell March 5, 2023
After falling into a 14-0 hole through the first six minutes, forward Frankie Policelli willed the Stony Brook men’s basketball team to a dominant victory to advance to the next round of the playoffs.
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Stony Brook men’s basketball looks to snag victory in first trip to CAA playoffs

Kenny Spurrell March 2, 2023
After wrapping up the 2022-23 regular season, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team will appear in its first-ever Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) postseason tournament this weekend.
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Statesman Sports Spotlight ft. Matt Howlin and Kenny Spurrell

Statesman Sports Spotlight ft. Matt Howlin and Kenny Spurrell

Mike Anderson, Kenny Spurrell, and Matt Howlin March 2, 2023

Sports editor Mike Anderson and his assistants Matt Howlin and Kenny Spurrell sit down to talk about the in-season Stony Brook sports teams. The sports editors previewed the hockey team's upcoming league...

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Forward Frankie Policelli going up for a layup against Hofstra on Feb. 10 while guard Tyler Stephenson-Moore and center Keenan Fitzmorris prepare for a rebound. Policelli posted another double-double as the Stony Brook mens basketball team wrapped up a poor regular season on Saturday. ABRAR NAVEL/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball destroyed by Charleston in regular-season finale

Mike Anderson February 26, 2023

While wrapping up its worst regular season in 15 years, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team suffered its worst loss in over 17 years. A brutal regular season finally came to an end for the Seawolves...

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Frankie Policelli, Tyler Stephenson-Moore, Toby Onyekonwu, and Andrew Heiden during their practice on Nov 4. The Seawolves look to prove the doubters wrong in their 2022-23 campaign. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball seeking a smoother ride in CAA with new roster

Kenny Spurrell November 6, 2022
Following a disappointing season, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team now finds itself in uncharted territory. With a new conference, new players and low expectations, the Seawolves will look to prove the doubters wrong in their 2022-23 campaign. 
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Center Keenan Fitzmorris taking a pull-up shot at practice on Friday, Nov. 4. Fitzmorris is part of a new crop of transfers that will play a pivotal role in the Stony Brook mens basketball teams success this season. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

New crop of transfers looking to elevate Stony Brook men’s basketball

Kenny Spurrell November 6, 2022
The Seawolves will rely heavily on their five new transfer students, who bring a unique set of skills different from the ones that last year’s team possessed. Expect them to be integral to the Seawolves’ success as they look to make a mark in their first season in the CAA.
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