The Stony Brook men’s basketball team was going to enter the America East Tournament. Although success from beyond the arc in a first game win offered hope that the team was turning a corner, the Seawolves could not carry it over to the second game.
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.
Upon the resumption of play on Jan. 16 and 17, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team found its pre-stoppage momentum suddenly upended after getting swept at home by the New Hampshire Wildcats, falling to 6-6 (4-2 AE).
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.
Coming off a 14-point road loss to Saint Peter’s on Tuesday, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team needed overtime to best the Fairfield Stags home at Island Federal Arena on Friday, Dec. 4, squeaking out a 72-69 victory.