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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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Juan Felix Rodriguez SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook’s season ends in first round after blowing 16-point lead to UMass Lowell

Ethan Tam March 1, 2021
Playing the UMass Lowell River Hawks on Feb. 27, the Seawolves were brutalizing a team they had historically dominated (15-1), a team that had never won a conference playoff game before. After halftime, everything fell apart.
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Tykei Greene in a game against Hartford on Jan. 30. SARA RUBERG/THE STATESMAN

Shorthanded Stony Brook splits at Albany to end regular season

Ethan Tam February 22, 2021
The Stony Brook men’s basketball team was going to enter the America East Tournament. Although success from beyond the arc in a first game win offered hope that the team was turning a corner, the Seawolves could not carry it over to the second game.
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Stony Brook University mens basketball playing against UMBC on ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

Losing streak reaches four after Stony Brook swept at Vermont

Ethan Tam February 15, 2021
The last two weeks offered a hefty challenge for the Stony Brook men’s basketball team, with four games against the top two teams in the America East standings. After being swept the Vermont Catamounts, the Seawolves lost all four of those contests.
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Gueye in a game against Hartford on Jan. 30.

Stony Brook slides down the standings after being swept at home by UMBC

Ethan Tam February 10, 2021
Entering the weekend, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team was just a game back of the first place and had an opportunity to return to the top of the standings with a pair of games against the UMBC Retrievers, the current leader.
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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 snaps 3-game skid with gritty win in second NJIT contest

Ethan Tam January 27, 2021
Still looking to regain its pre-break momentum, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team snapped a 3-game losing streak in the latter half of a road weekend series with the NJIT Highlanders in Newark on Jan. 23 and 24. 
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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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Stony Brooks mens basketball team in a game against UMass Lowell on ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook takes over sole possession of first place after sweeping UMass Lowell

Ethan Tam January 1, 2021
The Seawolves swept the UMass Lowell River Hawks at Island Federal Arena on Dec. 27 and suddenly find themselves riding the momentum of a five-game win streak and a 6-4 (4-0 AE) record.
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Stony Brook mens basketball team playing to Point Park Pioneers on Dec. ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook routs NAIA Point Park in final tune-up before conference play

Ethan Tam December 16, 2020
The Stony Brook men’s basketball team remains undefeated at their home confines of Island Federal Arena this season, as the Seawolves thoroughly beat up on an NAIA opponent, the Point Park Pioneers, by a score of 83-39 on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
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Head Coach Geno Ford at a Stony Brook University Mens Basketball game.  COURTESY OF STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Second-half lead squandered as Stony Brook loses third straight to Bryant

Ethan Tam December 14, 2020
Having seemingly stymied the Bryant Bulldogs with a defensive zone, it appeared as if the Stony Brook men’s basketball team was on its way to victory. Instead, the Seawolves dropped their third straight, 81-72, on Saturday, Dec. 12.
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Stony Brook Mens basketball team warming up before playing Hofstra on ETHAN TAM/THE STATESMAN

Battle of Long Island goes Hofstra’s way as Stony Brook can’t complete comeback

Ethan Tam December 11, 2020
Down by 23, the SBU men's basketball team was left for dead in its annual Battle of Long Island rivalry against the Hofstra Pride. The Seawolves came to within one possession with three minutes remaining, but could not get the stop they needed, falling 72-67.
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