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The Stony Brook mens basketball teams whole bench cheers on the players on the court against Delaware on Saturday, March 2. The Seawolves will take on Charleston for the conference title tomorrow. ANGELINA LIVIGNI/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball challenges Charleston for CAA title

Mike Anderson March 11, 2024

With each passing day, the stakes continue to rise for the seventh-seeded Stony Brook men’s basketball team, who will take on the defending Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) champions in the title...

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Forward Frankie Policelli playing defense against Sacred Heart on Monday, Dec. 12. The Stony Brook men

Policelli’s career night fuels another comeback win for Stony Brook men’s basketball

Kenny Spurrell December 19, 2022
Frankie Policelli’s performance saw him post 22 points on 8-of-12 shooting, tying his career high. He also pulled down a career-best 19 rebounds, shattering his previous career high of 15.
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Olaniyi in with the ball during Stony Brook mens basketball home opener on Nov. 5 against Yale. 
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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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Miles Latimer in the opening game this season against Yale. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Numerous players explore departure from Stony Brook

Ethan Tam April 1, 2020
Sophomore guard Miles Latimer entered the NCAA transfer portal on March 20. On March 30, he officially announced that he would be transferring to the Bucknell Bison of the Patriot League.
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Senior guard Shania “Shorty” Johnson in a game against the New Paltz Hawks on Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. In a game against Binghamton on  Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, Johnson led the game with 23 points, nine assists and six steals. SASHA ROSIN/THE STATESMAN

Shania Johnson and Akwasi Yeboah win Player of the Week honor for third consecutive week

Jason Brancato December 4, 2018
Senior guard Shania “Shorty” Johnson and redshirt-junior guard Akwasi Yeboah have wasted no time taking the helm of the women’s and men’s basketball teams, respectively. Both are averaging over 17 points per game and have already been recognized as America East Player of the Week for three consecutive weeks.
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Kylie Ohlmiller in a game against Cornell last season. She was a key component to the team who graudated last year. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

Kylie Ohlmiller shines in two No. 1 Women’s Lacrosse victories

Gregory Zarb April 16, 2018
The No. 1-seeded Stony Brook women’s lacrosse team drew 3,123 people Friday night for its game against No. 22 Johns Hopkins, the largest crowd for a single game in women’s lacrosse program history.
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Senior Forward Jameel Warney (No. 20, left) poured in 16 points in Stony Brooks 18th-straight victory.  ERIC SCHMID/THE STATESMAN

Men’s Basketball alum Warney enjoys homecoming during 10-day contract

Gregory Zarb March 25, 2018
The New Jersey native became the first Stony Brook Men’s Basketball member to play in the NBA when the Dallas Mavericks signed him to a 10-day contract on Sunday, March 11.
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Jameel Warney is the first Stony Brook alum to sign with an NBA team. CHRISTOPHER CAMERON/STATESMAN FILE

Men’s Basketball alum Jameel Warney gets 10-day contract with Dallas Mavericks

Gregory Zarb March 7, 2018
Stony Brook men’s basketball alumnus Jameel Warney will be signed to a 10-day contract to the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks.
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Carson Puriefoy III (right) embraces Jameel Warney (center) as Warney walks to accept his awards after fans stormed the court in Stony Brooks victory over Vermont. CHRISTOPHER CAMERON/THE STATESMAN

Jameel Warney excels in return to Long Island

Chris Parkinson December 15, 2017
Stony Brook Basketball alumnus Jameel Warney returned to Long Island once again on Monday night as the Texas Legends took on the Long Island Nets at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, falling 124-112.
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Redshirt sophomore forward Akwasi Yeboah looks to make a play in a game against Shawnee State. LUIS RUIZ DOMINGUEZ/STATESMAN FILE

Yeboah drops career-high 30 as Men’s Basketball comes back against Columbia

Ryan Pavich December 8, 2017
Redshirt-sophomore forward Akwasi Yeboah took charge of the Stony Brook Men’s Basketball offense in the team’s game Thursday against Columbia, scoring a career-high 30 points as the Seawolves defeated the Lions 76-66.
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Senior forward Tyrell Sturdivant attempts a shot against Maryland at Nassau Coliseum. ARACELY JIMENEZ/THE STATESMAN

A revamped Sturdivant prepares to reclaim America East glory

Ryan Pavich November 14, 2017
Sturdivant described the joy of winning that first championship at Stony Brook as “an amazing feeling.” But it remains to be seen what a second championship at Stony Brook would feel like, but if the Seawolves were to capture one, it would be on the back of Sturdivant’s leadership.
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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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