Coming on the heels of their home opener loss to Fordham, the Seawolves were tasked with taking down a talented Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) team highlighted by the feel-good story of returning Orange redshirt-senior point guard Tiana Mangakahia.
The plan was to ride a roster full of seniors to glory in what would have been the Stony Brook men’s basketball team’s best chance at reaching the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament since 2016.
While the return date was originally slated for Nov. 10, this new move allows for the season to start when “at least three-quarters of Division I schools will have concluded their fall terms or moved remaining instructions and exams online.”
“I think when you get to that level, all athletes are mentally prepared,” Koehler said. “Each one of those guys you see doing their thing is so routine-oriented and such hard workers that they are able to adjust on the fly.”
Former Rutgers wide receiver Hunter Hayek announced his commitment to Stony Brook Football as a graduate transfer on Aug. 20. Hayek was ranked the 52nd-best overall recruit from New Jersey by 247Sports.