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

By 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. Following the program’s worst finish in 13 years, Ford immediately washed the bitter taste out of his mouth by arming the Seawolves with a flashy transfer class that gained national attention. Read the full story here.


Elijah Olaniyi’s return to Stony Brook sparks flashy offseason

By Kenny Spurrell / November 14, 2021

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Everybody loves a good homecoming story.

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. Read the full story here


Transfer wave adds offensive starpower to Stony Brook men’s basketball

By Paul McDonough / November 14, 2021

 

The return of graduate guard Elijah Olaniyi was the spark that the Stony Brook men’s basketball team desperately needed this offseason.

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Following a devastating end to the 2020-21 season, Stony Brook was met with an all-too-familiar sense of panic and despair. It wasn’t until Olaniyi’s decision to return to the team that the tide turned for the Seawolves. Within days of his announcement, a wave of fresh transfer stars would follow in his footsteps. Read the full story here.


Surrounded by weapons, Policelli ready to make leap for Stony Brook

By Mike Anderson / November 14, 2021

Caught in the middle of another offseason roster reupholstering, redshirt-sophomore forward Frankie Policelli is back for his third season on the Stony Brook men’s basketball team, this time with the highest expectations yet. The Seawolves were picked to win the America East in the conference’s preseason poll, but Policelli showed just how nonchalantly they are handling the spotlight. Read the full story here.


Stony Brook women’s basketball has the pieces to return to NCAA Tournament

By Jeremy Portnoy / November 14, 2021

It’s business as usual in Island Federal Arena.

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Quiet. Light-hearted.

Even on an off day, players trickle in to pass the time and practice their 3-pointers.

It’s not quite the environment of a team coming off its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth and second-straight America East championship, but that’s the point. The Stony Brook women’s basketball team doesn’t need to be reminded of the expectations on their shoulders this year, because they hold themselves to a higher standard than anyone else. Read the full story here.


Langford finds perfect fit in first year with Stony Brook’s women’s basketball

By Matt Lindsay / November 14, 2021

First-year head coach Ashley Langford has never held this position before, but she comes from a winning culture — the key as the Stony Brook women’s basketball team eyes another successful season after last year’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance. Read the full story here.


Pagan brings Olympic experience in fifth year at SBU

By Jeremy Portnoy / November 14, 2021

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India Pagan is in the bonus.

The 22-year-old graduate forward could have walked away from Stony Brook last year at the pinnacle of her career after leading the Seawolves to their first-ever NCAA Tournament berth and earning plenty of individual accolades along the way. Read the full story here.


Reigning Sixth Player of the Year remains at Stony Brook for another ring

By Mike Anderson / November 14, 2021

After turning heads with her decision to put her name in the transfer portal, the reigning America East Sixth Player of the Year is back with the Stony Brook women’s basketball team. Graduate forward McKenzie Bushee, standing 6’1″ from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, made the decision to return for her fifth and final year as a Seawolf. Read the full story here.


Contributed by Gayathri Pratha and Nayan Pasari.

Graphics by Serline Cai.