Anthony Roberts, the guard who led the Stony Brook men’s basketball team in scoring last season, announced on Saturday, April 9 that he will not use his final year of collegiate eligibility and declare for the NBA draft instead.
The Stony Brook women’s basketball team was in control with only nine minutes remaining in its matchup against the Albany Great Danes, but a fourth-quarter breakdown will likely cause the Seawolves to fall short of their end goal for the season.
An inbound pass with six seconds left in a tie game found its way to River Hawks guard Kaylen Banwareesingh, who sank a game-winning layup to put the nail in the coffin for the Seawolves (23-4, 14-3 AE) on Senior Day at Island Federal Arena.
Wednesday’s defeat was the continuation of a month-long freefall that began on Feb. 2, when the America East banned Stony Brook from the postseason tournament for moving to the Colonial Athletic Association.
An unorthodox coaching tactic nearly paid off for the Stony Brook men’s basketball team, but the Seawolves’ final possession came up empty, resulting in a 74-70 loss to the Hartford Hawks on Sunday, Feb. 20.
The Stony Brook women’s basketball team reached a season-high 95 points in a blowout victory (95-69) over Hartford on Saturday, Feb. 19. The Seawolves came up only one point short of tying the program’s record for total points in a Division I game.
The Stony Brook men’s basketball team benefitted from statistical anomalies in the first half and withstood a reversion to the mean in the second half to come out on top over the Hartford Hawks 88-82 on Saturday, Feb. 19.
On Wednesday, Feb. 16, the Seawolves lost 95-84 to the UMBC Retrievers due to their opponent’s 18-for-30 performance from three. Stony Brook had crept its way back up to second place in the conference standings by winning its last two games.