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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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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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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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Stony Brook advances to America East semifinals after dodging Healy-led Albany

Ethan Tam March 8, 2020
Great Danes sophomore guard Cameron Healy tried as hard as anyone could to avoid going home in the first round of the conference playoffs.
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Latimer during the Stony Brook Mens Basketball home game against Maine on Feb. 22. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Latimer’s clutch three clinches a home playoff game for Stony Brook

Ethan Tam March 1, 2020
The back-and-forth battle between two offensively cold teams culminated in an unsung hero taking the winning shot, with redshirt-junior guard Makale Foreman icing the game with another clutch performance at the line.
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Golden opportunity wasted as Stony Brook’s offensive woes continue in Hartford loss

Ethan Tam February 27, 2020
Stony Brook ended up getting the rest of the necessary results when both UMBC and Albany lost on the same night. However, the most important one — Stony Brook’s own win — did not come to fruition.
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Seawolves grind out 75-70 revenge win at Binghamton without Olaniyi

Ethan Tam February 13, 2020
Stony Brook (17-9, 8-3) squeaked out a 75-70 triumph on the road over the Binghamton Bearcats (8-16, 2-9) behind career nights from both redshirt-junior forward Andrew Garcia and freshman guard Tyler Stephenson-Moore.
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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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Foreman during Stony Brook Mens Basketball home opener against Yale on Nov. 5. EMMA HARRIS/THE STATESMAN

Strong finish guides Stony Brook's bounceback at UMass Lowell

Ethan Tam January 30, 2020
A 10-point lead with eight and a half minutes remaining had disintegrated, but the Seawolves came out on top 84-76 against the UMass Lowell River Hawks at the Tsongas Center.
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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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Olaniyi breaks 1,000 as Stony Brook tops Albany to take back first place

Ethan Tam January 21, 2020
Having conceded first place in the America East after Wednesday’s loss to Hartford, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team reclaimed the top spot in the conference on Saturday, Jan. 18. Stony Brook (13-7, 4-1) rebounded from a close road defeat with a 70-62 victory over the Albany Great Danes (10-9, 3-1) at the Island Federal Credit Union Arena, snapping its opponent’s 4-game win streak in the process.
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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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Stony Brook upsets Vermont on the road for massive conference victory

Ethan Tam January 10, 2020
The Stony Brook men’s basketball team stepped into the Patrick Gymnasium in Burlington, Vermont having not beaten the Vermont Catamounts in nearly four years.
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