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Stony Brook mens basketball shoots for success with smaller lineup

Stony Brook men’s basketball shoots for success with smaller lineup

Ethan Tam November 14, 2021
It’s make or break time in Seawolves Country. In head coach Geno Ford’s third season at the helm of the Stony Brook men’s basketball team, the expectations have never been higher.
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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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Stony Brook mens basketball team playing to Point Park Pioneers on Dec. ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

Following COVID pause, Stony Brook loses win streak after home sweep by New Hampshire

Ethan Tam January 19, 2021
Upon the resumption of play on Jan. 16 and 17, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team found its pre-stoppage momentum suddenly upended after getting swept at home by the New Hampshire Wildcats, falling to 6-6 (4-2 AE).
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Geno Ford during the Stony Brook mens basketball home opener against Yale  on Nov. 5, 2019. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Ford prepares for a different look in year two as head coach

Ryan Pavich November 21, 2020
If last season was a transition year for head coach Geno Ford, this season looks to be a complete re-tooling. Stony Brook not only saw Olaniyi transfer out, but three other starters walked out alongside him — as well as some key bench players.
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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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Geno Ford during the Stony Brook mens basketball home opener against Yale  on Nov. 5, 2019. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Stony Brook replenishes roster with transfers

Ethan Tam April 7, 2020
Later on April 2, Mount St. Mary’s junior forward Omar Habwe also announced that he had committed to Stony Brook. Habwe had revealed on March 30 that he was planning to graduate transfer and play out his final season of eligibility with a new program. 
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Foreman jumps to throw the ball in basket during the Stony Brook mens basketball teams home game against Maine on Feb. 22. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook avoids scary Maine upset bid at home

Ethan Tam February 23, 2020
The Stony Brook men’s basketball team had a quick turnaround after suffering a nationally-televised loss against Vermont on Thursday. Heading into the final games of the regular season, a win over one of the bottom teams in Division I was crucial to securing a top-2 seed and multiple home games in the conference playoffs.
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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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Olaniyi dribbles the ball during Mens basketball game against UMBC on Saturday, Feb.1. ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook celebrates Children's Hospital Night with takedown of UMBC

Ethan Tam February 2, 2020
The Seawolves each donned a jersey with the name of a Stony Brook Children’s Hospital patient on the back as they earned a 74-63 victory over the UMBC Retrievers.
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Miles Latimer in the opening game this season against Yale. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook clobbers Maine to begin America East play

Ethan Tam January 7, 2020
Stony Brook (10-6) continued the domination in the series, winning its 19th consecutive game against Maine (4-11) to extend a streak that dates back to 2010.
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Gueye during the Stony Brook Mens Basketball home opener on Nov. 5.EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Upset-minded Stony Brook closely battles No. 9 Virginia in loss

Ethan Tam December 20, 2019
The Stony Brook men’s basketball team knew what it was up against when it stepped onto the court to face the No. 9 Virginia Cavaliers on Wednesday, Dec. 19 in Charlottesville.
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Stony Brook loses close battle at Providence

Ethan Tam December 16, 2019
In the second game of a difficult 4-game road trip, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team lost 82-78 to the Providence Friars (6-5) on Saturday, Dec. 14, dropping their second consecutive game and falling to 7-5 on the season. The Seawolves held a second-half lead again in the third meeting between the America East and Big East schools but were unable to beat the size and physicality of the Friars.
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