In a postgame press conference following the Seawolves’ 88-82 win over the Hartford Hawks on Saturday, Feb. 19, head coach Geno Ford revealed the status of both Jahlil Jenkins and Juan Felix Rodriguez.
Despite a 22-point first-half lead, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team had to fight to the final buzzer to avoid a late collapse. However, a career-high 22 points from Frankie Policelli was just enough to beat the Yale Bulldogs 85-81 on Nov. 28.
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.
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.
“We are very excited to add three high-character young men, who love the game of basketball and are serious about academics to our Stony Brook basketball family,” Stony Brook Men’s Basketball Head Coach Jeff Boals said.