Wednesday’s defeat was the continuation of a month-long freefall that began on Feb. 2, when the America East banned Stony Brook from the postseason tournament for moving to the Colonial Athletic Association.
In a postgame press conference following the Seawolves’ 88-82 win over the Hartford Hawks on Saturday, Feb. 19, head coach Geno Ford revealed the status of both Jahlil Jenkins and Juan Felix Rodriguez.
The Stony Brook men’s basketball team benefitted from statistical anomalies in the first half and withstood a reversion to the mean in the second half to come out on top over the Hartford Hawks 88-82 on Saturday, Feb. 19.
On Wednesday, Feb. 16, the Seawolves lost 95-84 to the UMBC Retrievers due to their opponent’s 18-for-30 performance from three. Stony Brook had crept its way back up to second place in the conference standings by winning its last two games.
The America East’s decision to rule Stony Brook ineligible for postseason contention in all sports as the program moves to the Colonial Athletic Association in July has drawn outrage extending all the way out to national basketball reporters.
Stony Brook fans packed the Island Federal Arena to support their team on Wednesday, Jan. 26 against Vermont. This was the first game since the spring semester started, and the Seawolves started with an early lead.