The prodigal son returned to Island Federal Arena as graduate guard Elijah Olaniyi led the Stony Brook men’s basketball team to an 80-72 win over the Maine Black Bears in the Seawolves’ conference opener on Saturday, Jan. 8.
The Stony Brook men’s basketball team defeated the Central Connecticut State Blue Devils 87-67 on Tuesday, December 14, earning the Seawolves their third consecutive victory and their highest scoring output of the season.
Four days removed from one of the most humiliating home losses in recent memory, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team bounced back in style with a 79-62 domination over the Hofstra Pride on Wednesday, Dec. 8.
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.
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 of The Statesman sits down with Stony Brook men’s basketball team’s redshirt-sophomore forward Frankie Policelli. They reflect on the Seawolf experience, hopes for the new season and the team’s chemistry on and off the court.
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.
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.
This Stony Brook men’s basketball team is built to shoot threes. But converting them was a problem in the season opener as the Seawolves fell apart against the George Mason Patriots on Tuesday, Nov. 9 in a 74-52 loss at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax.