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 Redshirt-sophomore Akwasi Yeboah makes a jump shot against Maryland on Nov. 10. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

From the bench to starting lineup: Yeboah prepares for upcoming season

Gregory Zarb November 16, 2017
Yeboah plans on approaching this season with a sense of purpose and playing with a passion that will hopefully bring Stony Brook an America East Championship. Just like his mother always told him.
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Redshirt freshman Oksana Gouchie-Provencher goes for a layup at Island Federal Credit Union Arena. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Healthy and prepared, Gouchie-Provencher ready to contribute

Nick Zararis November 15, 2017
Greatness has always been the goal for redshirt-freshman forward Oksana Gouchie-Provencher.
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Giolibeth Perez.

Perez plays for family in Puerto Rico after hurricane

Mike Adams November 14, 2017
The loss of contact with her struggling family made it hard for Perez to focus on basketball and her studies at first. Even so, she powered through, pouring herself into her game as a tribute to her loved ones.
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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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Stony Brook Womens Basketball head coach Caroline McCombs posing for a headshot. McCombs PHOTO COURTESY OF STONY BROOK ATHLETICS

Women’s Basketball head coach Caroline McCombs focusing on development

Joseph Konig November 13, 2017
McCombs has proven herself to be a successful recruiter of both on-court and off-court talent.
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HOOPLA 2017: What it means to play for Stony Brook

HOOPLA 2017: What it means to play for Stony Brook

Aracely Jimenez November 12, 2017
Stony Brook men's and women's basketball players answer the question, what does playing for Stony Brook mean to you?
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Jarell Matthews (No.11,
 above) waiting in a game. Matthews ARACELY JIMENEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Matthews prepares to be a scorer for Women’s Basketball this season

Kenneth Fermin November 12, 2017
Junior guard Jerell Matthews has already assumed more responsibilities on offense.
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Freshman pointguard Jordan McKenzie (left,
 above) and junior point guard Jaron Cornish (above, right)
 pose for headshots.

Taking a look at Men’s Basketball team’s new point guards

Chris Parkinson November 12, 2017
Junior transfer Jaron Cornish and freshman Jordan McKenzie will compete for the majority of minutes at the point guard position, according to Stony Brook Athletics. But head coach Jeff Boals has yet to determine who will start at point guard during the regular season.
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Junior Jerell Matthews (No. 11, above) in an exhibition game against Adelphi on [date]. Jerell.

Women’s Basketball Preview: Revamped roster growing game by game

Mike Adams November 11, 2017
Eight of the team’s 14 roster spots this season are held by student-athletes who have never played for the team before, including five freshmen, two transfers and one redshirt freshman.
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