The Stony Brook women’s basketball team celebrated Valentine’s Day with a huge 64-48 victory over the UMBC Retrievers in Baltimore, as the Seawolves used a strong third quarter to pull away after a competitive first half.
The America East Conference announced on Wednesday, Feb. 2 that Stony Brook University’s athletic teams have been ruled ineligible for participation in postseason conference championships for all sports.
Despite coming off its first loss of the season followed by a game canceled due to COVID-19 protocols, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team looked stronger than ever in a 75-69 offensive showcase against Ivy League opponent Penn on Dec. 10.
As is becoming the norm, the Stony Brook women’s basketball team spent nearly the entire second half running down the clock in its 72-60 defeat of the St. John’s Red Storm on Sunday, Nov. 14 at Island Federal Arena.
First-year head coach Ashley Langford has never held this position before, but she comes from a winning culture — the key as the Stony Brook women’s basketball team eyes another successful season after last year’s first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance.
It’s not quite the environment of a team coming off its first-ever NCAA Tournament berth and second-straight America East championship, but that’s the point. The Stony Brook women’s basketball team doesn’t need to be reminded of the expectations on their shoulders this year, because they hold themselves to a higher standard than anyone else.
After an offensive explosion in Tuesday’s blowout over Delaware State, the Seawolves hit the road with high intentions — intentions to keep up with the strong defense and aggressiveness that had been on full display in the season opener.