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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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Olaniyi in with the ball during Stony Brook mens basketball home opener on Nov. 5 against Yale. 
 EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Elijah Olaniyi announces return to Stony Brook after one season with Miami

Ethan Tam April 4, 2021
On Friday, April 2, Elijah Olaniyi announced that he would be returning to Stony Brook after playing a season with the Miami Hurricanes.
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The home of the Stony Brook University basketball teams, Island Federal Arena. SARA RUBERG/STATESMAN FILE

Expectations high in Stony Brook despite rapid turnover for Men’s Basketball

Ethan Tam November 17, 2020
The plan was to ride a roster full of seniors to glory in what would have been the Stony Brook men’s basketball team’s best chance at reaching the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament since 2016.
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Latimer during the Stony Brook Mens Basketball home game against Maine on Feb. 22. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Latimer’s clutch three clinches a home playoff game for Stony Brook

Ethan Tam March 1, 2020
The back-and-forth battle between two offensively cold teams culminated in an unsung hero taking the winning shot, with redshirt-junior guard Makale Foreman icing the game with another clutch performance at the line.
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Gueye with the ball during the Stony Brook mens basketball teams home game against Vermont on Thursday. DESHAUN ROBINSON/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook falters late in ESPNU battle with Vermont

Ethan Tam February 22, 2020
When Vermont redshirt-senior guard Everett Duncan hit a trifecta of 3-pointers over a two and a half minute span to put his team up by 12 points with under two minutes remaining in the game, he made sure to glare at the same people who had harassed him for hours — this time, with a smirk on his face.
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Seawolves grind out 75-70 revenge win at Binghamton without Olaniyi

Ethan Tam February 13, 2020
Stony Brook (17-9, 8-3) squeaked out a 75-70 triumph on the road over the Binghamton Bearcats (8-16, 2-9) behind career nights from both redshirt-junior forward Andrew Garcia and freshman guard Tyler Stephenson-Moore.
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Stephenson during the mens basketball game versus UMBC on Saturday, Feb. 1. 
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Olaniyi hurt as Stony Brook stifled on road at New Hampshire

Ethan Tam February 9, 2020
Murphy’s Law — anything that can go wrong will go wrong — was in full effect for the Stony Brook men’s basketball team on Saturday, Feb. 8 as the Seawolves fell 81-64 to the New Hampshire Wildcats on the road in Lundholm Gymnasium.
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Olaniyi getting ready to throw the ball during the Stony Brook Mens Basketball game against UMass Lowell on Wednesday, Feb. 5. ROYA MEHREBAKHSH/THE STATESMAN

Olaniyi goes off for career-high 33 as Stony Brook gets upper hand late in UMass Lowell rematch

Ethan Tam February 7, 2020
On Wednesday, Feb. 5, as the series shifted to Long Island, Stony Brook again overcame a second-half deficit for the 77-70 win over UMass Lowell.
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Foreman during Stony Brook Mens Basketball home opener against Yale on Nov. 5. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Strong finish guides Stony Brook's bounceback at UMass Lowell

Ethan Tam January 30, 2020
A 10-point lead with eight and a half minutes remaining had disintegrated, but the Seawolves came out on top 84-76 against the UMass Lowell River Hawks at the Tsongas Center.
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Olaniyi in with the ball during Stony Brook mens basketball home opener on Nov. 5 against Yale. 
 EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Olaniyi breaks 1,000 as Stony Brook tops Albany to take back first place

Ethan Tam January 21, 2020
Having conceded first place in the America East after Wednesday’s loss to Hartford, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team reclaimed the top spot in the conference on Saturday, Jan. 18. Stony Brook (13-7, 4-1) rebounded from a close road defeat with a 70-62 victory over the Albany Great Danes (10-9, 3-1) at the Island Federal Credit Union Arena, snapping its opponent’s 4-game win streak in the process.
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Olaniyi in with the ball during Stony Brook mens basketball home opener on Nov. 5 against Yale. 
 EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook upsets Vermont on the road for massive conference victory

Ethan Tam January 10, 2020
The Stony Brook men’s basketball team stepped into the Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington, Vermont having not beaten the Vermont Catamounts in nearly four years.
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Foreman ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook takes care of Norfolk State to end non-conference slate

Ethan Tam January 4, 2020
The Stony Brook Seawolves returned to the Island Federal Arena for the first time in over three weeks, reigning victorious by a score of 81-65 over the Norfolk State Spartans.
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