“We’re going to remember and reflect upon this season because we made history,” head coach Caroline McCombs said in a postgame press conference. “This is for all the women that have worn a Stony Brook jersey before.”
The Stony Brook women’s basketball team, who clinched the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance with an upset of Maine in the America East finals, drew a No. 14 seed when the bracket was unveiled on ESPN on Monday, March 15.
The Stony Brook women’s basketball team mounted an 11-point comeback to upset the top-seeded Maine Black Bears 64-60 in the America East Championship, clinching the program’s first-ever NCAA Tournament berth.
Even though this week’s series against Albany was ultimately meaningless, with the America East playoff bracket already set, the Seawolves easily swept the Great Danes in the process at home on Feb. 22 and 23.
After sweeping the Binghamton Bearcats at home last weekend, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team played against the UMass Lowell River Hawks, losing the first game on Dec. 27 by 63-60 before turning it up on Dec. 28 for a 60-44 victory.
In their first America East Conference action of the season, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team played the role of the latter team to perfection by sweeping their weekend series against the Binghamton Bearcats on Dec. 19 and 20.
Coming on the heels of their home opener loss to Fordham, the Seawolves were tasked with taking down a talented Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) team highlighted by the feel-good story of returning Orange redshirt-senior point guard Tiana Mangakahia.