After 21 years, the Seawolves’ America East chapter was officially finished with an 87-68 victory over the NJIT Highlanders. After a flurry of off-court controversy and difficulties, it brings the season to an end.
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.
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.
With seven ticks still left on the clock, guard Anthony Roberts, the team’s leading scorer, became the hero of the night by racing down the distance of the court, overcoming a minor stumble and finishing with a layup through contact in six seconds.
The elephant in the room was evidently on the Seawolves’ minds as they came into the game deflated and were unable to recover from a poor start, ultimately taking a 77-61 home defeat to the Binghamton Bearcats on Wednesday, Feb. 2.
On the road against its bitter rival, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team used a strong second half despite only seven players seeing court time to put away the Albany Great Danes 86-75 on Saturday, Jan. 22.
The Stony Brook men’s basketball team almost let another second-half lead slip away from them before ultimately reigning victorious on the road over the Binghamton Bearcats 74-71 on Wednesday, Jan. 19.
Even without many key offensive pieces, the Stony Brook men’s basketball team performed as expected and made easy work of the Division III Farmingdale State Rams on Wednesday, Dec. 29 in its final tune-up before the beginning of conference play.