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SBU athletes: Seawolves in the pros and on the global stage

SBU athletes: Seawolves in the pros and on the global stage

Kenny Spurrell February 25, 2024

Despite not being regarded as a top NCAA Division I athletics program, Stony Brook University has a famed history of its athletes competing on higher levels of their sports.  This past summer,...

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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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Guard Anthony Roberts after shooting a basket in the game against Bryant on Dec. 11. Roberts hasETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

Anthony Roberts declares for NBA draft, won’t return to Stony Brook

Ethan Tam April 10, 2022
Anthony Roberts, the guard who led the Stony Brook men’s basketball team in scoring last season, announced on Saturday, April 9 that he will not use his final year of collegiate eligibility and declare for the NBA draft instead.
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Guard Omar Habwe making a layup in the game against NJIT on Mar. 1. RAY WILSON/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball beats NJIT to end America East era

Ethan Tam March 3, 2022
After 21 years, the Seawolves' America East chapter was officially finished with an 87-68 victory over the NJIT Highlanders. After a flurry of off-court controversy and difficulties, it brings the season to an end.
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Sayles in the seniors game against Albany on Feb. 26. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball shuts down Albany on senior night

Mike Anderson March 1, 2022
Typically an offensive-driven team, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team locked down shooters to send its senior class off with a 66-50 win over the Albany Great Danes on Saturday, Feb. 26.
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Stony Brook men’s basketball can’t get offense going without Roberts

Ethan Tam February 24, 2022
Wednesday’s defeat was the continuation of a month-long freefall that began on Feb. 2, when the America East banned Stony Brook from the postseason tournament for moving to the Colonial Athletic Association.
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Greene in the game against Vermont on Jan. 26. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball misses miracle comeback

Ethan Tam February 22, 2022
An unorthodox coaching tactic nearly paid off for the Stony Brook men’s basketball team, but the Seawolves’ final possession came up empty, resulting in a 74-70 loss to the Hartford Hawks on Sunday, Feb. 20.
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Rodriquez and Jenkins in the game against Vermont on Jan. 26. PHOTO & GRAPHIC: KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Top guards leave Stony Brook men’s basketball

Ethan Tam February 20, 2022
In a postgame press conference following the Seawolves' 88-82 win over the Hartford Hawks on Saturday, Feb. 19, head coach Geno Ford revealed the status of both Jahlil Jenkins and Juan Felix Rodriguez.
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Stephenson in the game against Binghamton on Feb. 2. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball scores season high to outlast Hartford

Ethan Tam February 20, 2022
The Stony Brook men’s basketball team benefitted from statistical anomalies in the first half and withstood a reversion to the mean in the second half to come out on top over the Hartford Hawks 88-82 on Saturday, Feb. 19.
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Greene about to shoot for the basket in the game against Vermont on Jan. 26. KAT PROCACCI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball loses shootout at UMBC

Ethan Tam February 18, 2022
On Wednesday, Feb. 16, the Seawolves lost 95-84 to the UMBC Retrievers due to their opponent’s 18-for-30 performance from three. Stony Brook had crept its way back up to second place in the conference standings by winning its last two games.
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Roberts in the game against _ on _ CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Roberts’ 40-point game sends Stony Brook men’s basketball past Maine

Ethan Tam February 13, 2022
Anthony Roberts' scorching afternoon propelled Stony Brook to an 85-74 road victory over the Maine Black Bears. “It was a big road win for us,” head coach Geno Ford said in a press release.
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Guard Anthony Roberts dribbling the ball down the court in the game against Binghamton on Feb. 2. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Roberts’ heroics ends Stony Brook men’s basketball skid

Ethan Tam February 11, 2022
With seven ticks still left on the clock, guard Anthony Roberts, the team’s leading scorer, became the hero of the night by racing down the distance of the court, overcoming a minor stumble and finishing with a layup through contact in six seconds.
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