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.
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.
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.
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.