The Stony Brook men’s basketball team still appeared to be in the driver’s seat against the Fairfield Stags on Wednesday, Nov. 24 with an 11-point second-half lead and a red-hot Anthony Roberts leading the way.
Playing his first home game for the Stony Brook men’s basketball team, Anthony Roberts pulled the trigger on a tie-breaking three that erupted Island Federal Arena as it stamped a 75-72 comeback win over the Sacred Heart Pioneers on Monday, Nov. 22.
Mike Anderson sits down with Stony Brook forward for the men’s basketball team Elijah Olaniyi for their annual Hoopla segment. They discuss Olaniyi’s transfer to Florida, his return to Stony Brook and a tragedy that pushes Olaniyi today.
Following a devastating end to the 2020-2021 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 began to turn for the Seawolves.
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.