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Point guard Aaron Clarke (center) prepares to pass the ball while being defended by power forward Leon Nahar in practice on Sunday, Oct. 15. Clarke is back for his second year with Stony Brook after an injury-riddled 2022-23 season. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Aaron Clarke hopes to play crucial role in second shot with Stony Brook

Alex Streinger October 29, 2023
When point guard Aaron Clarke arrived at Stony Brook last year, he was expected to play a significant role for the school’s depleted men’s basketball team. Unfortunately for Clarke and the Seawolves, he sustained a nagging lower back injury during the preseason which spoiled those plans and sidelined him for most of the 2022-23 season.
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From left to right: small forward Andre Snoddy, center Chris Maidoh, small forward Sabry Philip and point guard Dean Noll in practice on Sunday, Oct. 15. The four transfers will make their Stony Brook debuts this season. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball getting boosts from two transfer classes

Kenny Spurrell October 29, 2023
Injuries derailed the Stony Brook men’s basketball team’s 2022-23 season before it even started. Head coach Geno Ford brought in five new transfers in the 2022 offseason, with all of them expected to play a major role.
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The Stony Brook mens basketball team comes out of the tunnel on Friday, November 11, 2022 for its home opener against Miami Hamilton. Injuries and depth issues caused the Seawolves to struggle all year. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball’s CAA introduction spoiled by injuries

Kenny Spurrell April 15, 2023

The transition to a new conference was not a smooth one for the Stony Brook men’s basketball team in the 2022-23 season. The bar was set low for the Seawolves, and they validated those expectations...

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Forward Frankie Policelli and guard Tyler Stephenson-Moore between plays against Sacred Heart on Monday, Dec. 12. Policelli averaged 29.5 points per game on 57.6% shooting last week. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball splits eventful weekend down south

Cameron Takmil and Garcelle Jean-Louis January 29, 2023
The Stony Brook men’s basketball team had a wild ride down in Virginia, but the rest of its season is now in jeopardy.
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Guards Tanahj Pettway (left) and Kaine Roberts (right) in a game against Sacred Heart on Monday, Dec. 12. The two guards were major contributors to the Stony Brook mens basketball teams victory at Monmouth on Thursday. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Roberts’ career night helps Stony Brook men’s basketball win second-straight

Kenny Spurrell January 6, 2023
Following a win in their Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) debut on Saturday, the Seawolves (6-9, 2-0 CAA) traveled to West Long Branch, N.J. on Thursday to take on the Monmouth Hawks. They took full advantage of the CAA’s losingest team, beating them 67-56. 
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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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Forward Frankie Policelli shooting a three-pointer while forward Kenan Sarvan looks on in a game on Monday, Dec. 12 against Sacred Heart. The Stony Brook mens basketball team could not complete the comeback against Wagner on Thursday despite Policellis strong performance. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball unable to hang on against Wagner

Kenny Spurrell December 16, 2022
Though the Seawolves fought hard, their effort was not enough to win their second-straight game. They fell to the Wagner Seahawks 58-55 on Thursday in a game that featured 14 lead changes and seven ties. 
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Center Keenan Fitzmorris throwing down a two-handed dunk on Monday, Dec. 12 against Sacred Heart while forward Kenan Sarvan looks on. This dunk helped the Stony Brook mens basketball team finish on an 8-0 run to complete its comeback win. BRITTNEY DIETZ/THE STATESMAN

Second-half turnaround leads Stony Brook men’s basketball to comeback win

Mike Anderson December 13, 2022
In a tale of two halves, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team picked up its first win over a Division I opponent this season. After playing a very poor first half, the Seawolves (3-7) flipped the script on the Sacred Heart Pioneers to pick up a 71-64 victory on Monday at Island Federal Arena.
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Guard Tyler Stephenson-Moore attempting a reverse layup under the basket against Yale on Saturday, Dec. 3. The Stony Brook mens basketball team fell to 2-7 after losing 79-60 at Bryant. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball becomes footnote Bryant’s history

Matt Howlin December 10, 2022
After hitting a program-record 17 three-pointers on Nov. 29, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team had the exact favor returned on Friday.
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Guard Aaron Clarke looking to pass the ball against Yale on Saturday, Dec. 3. Clarke had a strong debut with Stony Brook, scoring 20 points in just 22 minutes. TIM GIORLANDO/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball loses nailbiter in Clarke’s debut

Kenny Spurrell December 4, 2022

The debut of guard Aaron Clarke was not enough for the Stony Brook men’s basketball team, as it fell to 0-6 against NCAA Division I competition. The transfer from Sacred Heart had a great return from...

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Frankie Policelli, Tyler Stephenson-Moore, Toby Onyekonwu, and Andrew Heiden during their practice on Nov 4. The Seawolves look to prove the doubters wrong in their 2022-23 campaign. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

Stony Brook men’s basketball seeking a smoother ride in CAA with new roster

Kenny Spurrell November 6, 2022
Following a disappointing season, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team now finds itself in uncharted territory. With a new conference, new players and low expectations, the Seawolves will look to prove the doubters wrong in their 2022-23 campaign. 
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Center Keenan Fitzmorris taking a pull-up shot at practice on Friday, Nov. 4. Fitzmorris is part of a new crop of transfers that will play a pivotal role in the Stony Brook mens basketball teams success this season. CAMRON WANG/THE STATESMAN

New crop of transfers looking to elevate Stony Brook men’s basketball

Kenny Spurrell November 6, 2022
The Seawolves will rely heavily on their five new transfer students, who bring a unique set of skills different from the ones that last year’s team possessed. Expect them to be integral to the Seawolves’ success as they look to make a mark in their first season in the CAA.
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