Playing the UMass Lowell River Hawks on Feb. 27, the Seawolves were brutalizing a team they had historically dominated (15-1), a team that had never won a conference playoff game before. After halftime, everything fell apart.
The last two weeks offered a hefty challenge for the Stony Brook men’s basketball team, with four games against the top two teams in the America East standings. After being swept the Vermont Catamounts, the Seawolves lost all four of those contests.
Entering the weekend, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team was just a game back of the first place and had an opportunity to return to the top of the standings with a pair of games against the UMBC Retrievers, the current leader.
Still looking to regain its pre-break momentum, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team snapped a 3-game losing streak in the latter half of a road weekend series with the NJIT Highlanders in Newark on Jan. 23 and 24.
With a pair of victories against the Binghamton Bearcats on Dec. 19 and 20, the Seawolves opened the conference slate with an affirming sweep to improve to 4-4 (2-0 AE), following a Saturday blowout with a Sunday nailbiter that went into overtime.
The Stony Brook men’s basketball team remains undefeated at their home confines of Island Federal Arena this season, as the Seawolves thoroughly beat up on an NAIA opponent, the Point Park Pioneers, by a score of 83-39 on Tuesday, Dec. 15.
Having seemingly stymied the Bryant Bulldogs with a defensive zone, it appeared as if the Stony Brook men’s basketball team was on its way to victory. Instead, the Seawolves dropped their third straight, 81-72, on Saturday, Dec. 12.
Down by 23, the SBU men’s basketball team was left for dead in its annual Battle of Long Island rivalry against the Hofstra Pride. The Seawolves came to within one possession with three minutes remaining, but could not get the stop they needed, falling 72-67.