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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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Mouhamadou Gueye jumps to make a basket during the Stony Brook Mens Basketball home opener against Yale on Nov. 5, 2019 EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook falls out of first place after poor defense leads to home loss against Binghamton

Ethan Tam January 25, 2020
The Seawolves entered the game looking to avenge last March’s improbable homecourt upset in the America East Tournament. They left inexplicably stunned again by a team that has been consistently ranked as one of the worst in Division I over the past decade.
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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

Olaniyi’s career night helps Stony Brook rout Brown

Ethan Tam December 8, 2019
Despite being surprisingly absent from his usual place in the starting lineup, junior forward Elijah Olaniyi set new career highs as the Stony Brook men’s basketball team overcame an early deficit to blow by the Brown Bears (5-4) by a final score of 79-63, improving to 7-3 having won seven of their last eight games.
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Stony Brook Mens Basketball senior forward Tyrell Sturdivant in a game againt Maryland on Nov.

Men’s Basketball faces familiar foe in first round of AE Conference Tournament

Gregory Zarb March 3, 2018
Sturdivant and his fellow seniors are conscious of the fact that this is the last time they will take part in the America East Conference Tournament, with a trip to the NCAA tournament on the line.
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Senior forward Jakub Petras attemps to do a layup in a game against UMBC.SERENA TAUSZ/THE STATESMAN

Iroegbu and Petras lead Men’s Basketball past UMass Lowell

Gregory Zarb February 11, 2018
Iroegbu banked home a three-fourths court shot at the end of the first half, and the Seawolves used that shot to coast to an 81-68 victory over the UMass Lowell River Hawks on Thursday night at the Island Federal Credit Union Arena.
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Redshirt Sophomore forward Akwasi Yeboah maneuvers past a Hartford defender. SARA SCHABE/THE STATESMAN

Men’s Basketball stumbles early, fails to rally against Hartford

Ryan Pavich February 4, 2018
The uniforms were different, but the results were the same for the Stony Brook men’s basketball team on Saturday night against the Hartford Hawks.
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Senior guard Bryan Sekunda dribbles down the court at Island Federal Credit Union Arena on Wednesday. Sekunda led Stony Brook its 101-58 victory over Shawnee State with 21 points. LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/THE STATESMAN

Men’s Basketball scores 101 points in win over Shawnee State

Gregory Zarb November 30, 2017
Five Seawolves scored in double figures, led by senior guard Bryan Sekunda tying his career high with 21 points to lead the Seawolves to a 101-58 victory over the Bears at the Island Federal Credit Union Arena.
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Freshman forward Anthony Ochefu attempts a layup against the College of Staten Island. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Ochefu hopes to carve out a role on the court in his first year with Men’s Basketball

Peter Lupfer November 15, 2017
In order to make an impact at the college level, Ochefu understands that he must continue to grow. It will not be easy to crack Stony Brook’s starting lineup, but he is up for the challenge.
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Head mens basketball coach Jeff Boals watches on his team play in a game.Seawolves kick-started the season with a 2-0 record for the first time since 2013.  PHOTO COURTESY OF STONY BROOK ATHLETICS

Men’s Basketball head coach Jeff Boals establishing a new culture

Tim Oakes November 13, 2017
Now in his second season coaching the Seawolves, he will have the chance to develop young guards such as Cornish and McKenzie as well as continuing to establish a foundation for the culture he is forging at Stony Brook.
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Future Seawolves: A look at Mens Basketballs 17-18 recruiting class

Future Seawolves: A look at Men’s Basketball’s ’17-18 recruiting class

Kunal Kohli December 4, 2016
For Stony Brook, a mid-major conference team from the America East, scouting comes with an additional caveat: trying to recruit big name players to a small name school.
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