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Title: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on April 02, 2014, 11:06:21 pm
The way this past season ended was such a heart break that for past two weeks I forgot all about our $21 million renovation... I took a step back from the SBU board and took solace at the UConn boards (yes, I do follow UConn a bit closely) for a few days but now I'M BACK FOR MORE! LOL. on my way back home sitting on a crowded subway the $21 mill renovation crossed my mind and it filled me with excitement which prompted me to start this thread early on! Gosssssssh I'm excited!

November is not too far away guys and we have a brand new $21 million baby to show to the world!!!!!!

Let's go Seawolves!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 03, 2014, 08:34:28 am
youre not the only one thinking about it... ill be out there saturday and will take a tour. 

(and its not my first tour)  ::)
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on April 03, 2014, 09:06:41 pm
I have been in there twice and it is a crown jewel.  Truly a good job by our staff in its design  and the fan friendly  features it has.  Really a big league feeling when you sit there.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: iBOsbu on April 03, 2014, 10:38:26 pm
Can anyone please post some new photos?
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 04, 2014, 09:12:15 am
http://www.goseawolves.org/view.gal?id=123469
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: iBOsbu on April 04, 2014, 10:17:47 am
Thanks Chair.. I was wondering if anyone has any personal camera recent photos.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on April 04, 2014, 01:25:30 pm
IBOSBU.. I have a bunch of Arena pic's on my cell phone but don't know how to upload them on to this Foram. I think I have to sync my pic with my home PC then upload here. When I get home from work I'll look into this!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: iBOsbu on April 04, 2014, 03:04:15 pm
Thanks :)
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on April 04, 2014, 04:04:37 pm
Can anyone please post some new photos?
Here are a few pic's, of the gym... This was taken the day of the Championship game!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 04, 2014, 04:05:12 pm
thanks!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on April 04, 2014, 04:06:46 pm
thanks!
Chairman, Can you see the pic's I thought i uploaded from your PC?????
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on April 06, 2014, 09:38:11 am
A little video on Nyama..

http://vimeo.com/90907699
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Toonami on April 06, 2014, 12:09:00 pm
  On a side note, if it's any consolation (it isn't), Sienna went on to win the CBI.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 07, 2014, 10:24:55 am
thanks!
Chairman, Can you see the pic's I thought i uploaded from your PC?????

you mean from your PC?  yes.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on April 07, 2014, 11:56:41 am
thanks!
Chairman, Can you see the pic's I thought i uploaded from your PC?????

you mean from your PC?  yes.

I should have wrote.. Can you see the pictures on your PC!!! lol...
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: iBOsbu on April 07, 2014, 04:17:24 pm
A little video on Nyama..

http://vimeo.com/90907699

nice video.. Seems like a great kid. I can't wait to see 14-15 season! Him along with the new comers. Going to be a great ride :) I'm pumped up
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: iBOsbu on April 07, 2014, 04:21:42 pm
Can anyone please post some new photos?
Here are a few pic's, of the gym... This was taken the day of the Championship game!!

Thanks for sharing the photos Hammer...

From the second photo .. it seems there is some space behind the scoreboard.. I hope that is not a running track ;)

Who remembers the old arena upper running track :)
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: jaghatai on April 26, 2014, 08:21:43 pm
Quote
Who remembers the old arena upper running track :)

I competed throughout high school on the awful indoor track. The layout was so bad, the sand from the pit would kick out onto the running surface at the worst possible spot (the turns were really tight, add the sand and you knew at least one dude was going down).

Just looking at the America East, we should be near the top again.  Albany and Vermont will always be around, but on talent, we should be in great shape.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on April 27, 2014, 11:28:02 pm
Sam Perkins saying we are losing a player in the basketballforum... who would that be?
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on April 28, 2014, 06:00:39 am
Sam Perkins saying we are losing a player in the basketballforum... who would that be?

I read that too. I also read that it's not Warney, Yikes!!!  But who could it be? Hopefully not one of our starters!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on April 28, 2014, 05:03:57 pm
the track will return, albeit in a new and improved form...
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on April 28, 2014, 11:17:11 pm
EcasadoSBU. Any idea who that poster on the other forum is  insinuating in reference to one of our players transferring out?  I actually signed up today on that Forum under the name Seawolf nut and ask the same question. ..I'm thinking, if there's any truth to it then maybe it's Kameron Mitchell

the poster is "farfromtheshow" (Sam Perkins from onebidwonders.com) our "in-house" league reporter. the guy loves the America East and has been covering it for years for free! Very knowledgeable and knows this league inside out so I would trust whatever he says, and he knows that a kid is leaving but he cant mention who it is yet because the info is not public
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbupatriots on April 29, 2014, 01:54:16 am
Ryan Restivo from nycbuckets.com told me earlier this season that he had heard there was a good chance Ryan Burnett would transfer. Makes sense. There is a log jam at SG between Mitchell, Roland, Thrower, Braley. Also talked to Roland last week and he said as of right now the projected starting 5 next year would be PG: Puriefoy SG: Thrower SF: Walker PF: Roland C: Warney. Don't know whether to believe him, seems like a small lineup. None of this post may come true but just some tid bits of info I've heard for you guys
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on April 29, 2014, 08:20:07 pm
I could see that line up but with Sturdivant  rotating with Roland. He is big  6'8  and has bulk. We shall see come November.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN on April 29, 2014, 09:11:22 pm
Probably Mayo is done
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on April 30, 2014, 05:38:44 am
Probably Mayo is done

If it is Mayo would that open up one slot for another scholarship offer this year??
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on April 30, 2014, 10:19:36 am
If it is Mayo would that open up one slot for another scholarship offer this year??
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Nope!!  Sorry, Hammer.  The reason someone has to go is because the transfer in of Lucas Woodhouse into SBU required a scholarship slot which didn't exist.  So, there is no additional slot open.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on April 30, 2014, 10:22:24 am
that would be fuc ked up. So they would revoke a scholarship from someone that already has it? not nice...
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: laxnation on April 30, 2014, 10:56:33 am
that would be fuc ked up. So they would revoke a scholarship from someone that already has it? not nice...
Scholarships for all sports are valid on a yearly basis. If there is one player on the team last season who didn't deserve a scholarship - it was Mayo. He was God-awful last season.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on April 30, 2014, 11:05:04 am
that would be fuc ked up. So they would revoke a scholarship from someone that already has it? not nice...
Scholarships for all sports are valid on a yearly basis. If there is one player on the team last season who didn't deserve a scholarship - it was Mayo. He was God-awful last season.
I agree. Mayo was the worst player on the team and is probably not a Div1 player either, but, do we know for sure it is Mayo? This is all hearsay at the moment. Can a school actually revoke a players scholarship because he does not live up to the teams expectations Athletically ?? Sounds Barbaric, no????
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on April 30, 2014, 11:48:53 am
I understand is a one year commitment. But dayyyum... it would suck if you are one year or two years into your education and then they take away your scholarship and you gotta pay your way or call it quits. I would feel bad for the "student"-athlete. I guess thats how it works though
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on April 30, 2014, 12:35:04 pm
So much for Coach Pikiell being on the hot seat!!  Notwithstanding SBU's inability to reach the big dance to date, I for one, think Coach has done a great job--AND, he and his staff continue to do an excellent recruiting job.  Hopefully, we'll see the fruits of that in the new arena this season.

 http://www.nycbuckets.com/2014/04/stony-brook-extends-steve-pikiell-2019/
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: captaindj21 on April 30, 2014, 12:41:21 pm
Why would Pikiell be on the hot seat?  We should be so lucky he's staying.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on April 30, 2014, 08:07:03 pm
We are lucky.  He has a perfect graduation  rate, is involved in the community, is a  serious internal donor to the university. Plus if you ever meet him on or off the campus he is a genuine  person happy to be there .  Got to talk to him last summer at the football scrimmage  against Penn.  No attitude , talked about his family , the new arena .  He will also bounce a player who doesn't live up to expectations. He benched El Amin for  making a team meeting  late the year he was POY.  So his can be stern but fair.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: seawolfemeritus on April 30, 2014, 08:57:49 pm
True, scholarships are awarded on a year to year basis. While there have been examples of low-rent coaches "running off" players, generally speaking players can count on having their scholarships renewed each year unless there are academic or disciplinary problems.

In this circumstance, has Coach Pikiell ever demonstrated the type of character void that would result in him running a player off and not honoring the scholarship? C'mon, people. Get real. If somebody does leave, it won't have anything to do with Coach P.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on May 01, 2014, 06:38:06 am
http://www.onebidwonders.com/2014/05/01/sources-stony-brook-associate-head-coach-jay-young-among-serious-applicants-for-maine-hc-position/
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on May 01, 2014, 11:12:34 am
Would  hate to lose Coach Young but he deserves his shot. He paid his dues as an assistant.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on May 01, 2014, 11:28:17 am
Would  hate to lose Coach Young but he deserves his shot. He paid his dues as an assistant.
I don't want to sound selfish, but I'm thinking about the team and not him.. I know he has paid his dues and is a very good assistant but I rather he stay here.. If he does chose to leave for Maine so be it, Pikiel will do just fine without him.. He could be a perfect replacement for our head coaching job when Pikiel does inevitable leaves!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on May 01, 2014, 04:53:36 pm
If it is Mayo would that open up one slot for another scholarship offer this year??

Nope!!  Sorry, Hammer.  The reason someone has to go is because the transfer in of Lucas Woodhouse into SBU required a scholarship slot which didn't exist.  So, there is no additional slot open.
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http://www.onebidwonders.com/2014/05/01/state-of-stony-brook-wondering-about-woodhouse/
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on May 01, 2014, 04:59:33 pm
"While only a junior eligibility wise, Mayo – who missed his true sophomore season in 2011-2012 after undergoing knee surgery – is a senior academically and will be graduating in May"

I'm glad he at least finished his education. I would hate to see a guy pushed out while compromising his academic future but I know Coach P. is better man than that.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: iBOsbu on May 01, 2014, 06:14:15 pm
Not sure if its already been mentioned on the board, but "Stony Brook and Hofstra will begin a home and home series starting next season in Hempstead" per Rothstein. #LIvalry

https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/461112148249575424


And we are also going to Cincy, "Cincinnati will host Stony Brook next season as part of its non-conference schedule"

https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/sta...49102150819841

Couple of great non-conference games. Long Island rivalry game against Hofstra would no doubt generate some buzz locally. And a good test against last years AP #15 ranked Bearcats.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on May 01, 2014, 08:13:41 pm
Thanks ISO -heared about the Hofstra game. Cincy is plus, also suspect but not sure we will host  Columbia and Loyola.  They were road games last season
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: iBOsbu on May 02, 2014, 08:32:28 pm
Last year, 2013, we played at couple of early season tournaments:
2K Sports Classic Benefitting The Wounded Warrior Project AND Madison Square Garden Holiday Festival

http://www.bloggingthebracket.com/2012/12/7/3739262/2013-14-college-basketball-early-season-tournaments-events-MTE

Hope we play at MSG again. Here is the link to keep an eye during slow off season to see if Stony Brook will be playing in any early season tournament in 2014:

http://www.bloggingthebracket.com/2013/12/2/5166354/2014-15-college-basketball-early-season-tournaments-events-MTE

Besides tournaments, I want couple of well known strong NYC/NorthEast teams on the schedule. Hope to see 2 or 3 games vs teams like Saint Johns, UConn, UMass, BC,  GT, GW, Providence, URI, Seton Hall etc.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on May 10, 2014, 05:16:46 pm
Yet another Pikiell extension: http://www.nycbuckets.com/2014/04/stony-brook-extends-steve-pikiell-2019/


(http://www.uconnhooplegends.com/images_menslegends/images_menslegdpgs/PikiellSteve_playing.jpg)
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on June 05, 2014, 08:56:17 pm
Just did some digging on NYC Buckets - current  OOC  schedule   -Home - Loyola, Columbia
Away  NIT Pre Season Tournament, Cincinnati, Hofstra, Canisius , also heard Delaware was away game this year.
 Kind of lean so far  but it  is June.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: iBOsbu on June 06, 2014, 10:06:34 am
Are we playing at the NIT preseason tipoff? That's awesome. I am assuming we will be playing with host St Johns.

I don't think we are playing Delaware. They are playing St Bona. Its confusing. Both called SBU!

Also according to Rothstein we are going to Providence.

So far:

Home: Loyola, Columbia

Road: NIT tipoff, Cincinnati, Hofstra, Providence, Canicius
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on June 06, 2014, 09:56:36 pm
My bad forgot about the Bonnies !
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: SaltySeawolf on June 08, 2014, 11:14:30 pm
Preseason NIT with St John's and St Joe's.  Not sure who the last team in that bracket is.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Quickdraw62 on June 09, 2014, 02:47:43 pm
Preseason NIT with St John's and St Joe's.  Not sure who the last team in that bracket is.

If I'm not mistaken, there will be 6 teams in every pod, with teams playing 4 games over a two week period.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: iBOsbu on June 09, 2014, 04:36:52 pm
I thought it was 4 teams in each regional group. Each play one game then the winners play each other amd losers play each other. So 2 guaranteed games. Winner of the winner's bracket goes to MSG.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ry1nik on June 21, 2014, 08:07:05 am
A spot on the roster opened up

http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/06/20/stony-brook-freshman-guard-ahmad-walker-to-transfer/ (http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/06/20/stony-brook-freshman-guard-ahmad-walker-to-transfer/)
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on June 21, 2014, 09:15:37 pm
Don't know what happened  but  we should be ok.  I don't agree with the article  we have plenty of depth.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on June 22, 2014, 11:03:06 am
Don't know what happened  but  we should be ok.  I don't agree with the article  we have plenty of depth.

I agree with you re: the article, 97.  Re: what happened here, I have my theory based upon what Coach P. reportedly said (i.e., "...it's best for the program...").  Based on that I can only conclude that either Walker was not happy with the reduced minutes he was likely facing this year based upon the arrival of Nyama and Sekunda, and was making his feelings forcefully known, or he wasn't cutting it academically.  Either way, I think the team remains in go0od shap0e.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Quickdraw62 on June 22, 2014, 12:26:36 pm
Very interesting situation.  Clearly he was a plus perimeter defender, and an outstanding rebounder, but he struggled shooting the ball from the perimeter and free throw line.  You'd expect improvement in both of those areas though, so to say that it's not a loss to me is just not being objective.  However, if there was one position that you had depth it was the wing/small forward.  Nyama is bigger, a better shooter, and supposedly as athletic.  Clearly he needs to rebound the ball from that position.  I would think that your biggest question(s) is who starts in the backcourt with Puriefoy, and who starts at PF.  I'm also interested in seeing if Burnett gets an opportunity, and just how much (if any) Sekunda can give you with his length and shooting ability.  I'd expect this team to shoot it better than last year's team; Puriefoy, Mitchell, Braley, Nyama, King can all hit the 3, and you must make teams pay for doubling down on Warney.  That will be the strategy until you show that you can consistently make them pay. Thrower and Sturdivant are wild cards, and they should be ready by January.  I still like your team to contend once again.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbufan on June 26, 2014, 03:43:35 pm
Very interesting situation.  Clearly he was a plus perimeter defender, and an outstanding rebounder, but he struggled shooting the ball from the perimeter and free throw line.  You'd expect improvement in both of those areas though, so to say that it's not a loss to me is just not being objective.  However, if there was one position that you had depth it was the wing/small forward.  Nyama is bigger, a better shooter, and supposedly as athletic.  Clearly he needs to rebound the ball from that position.  I would think that your biggest question(s) is who starts in the backcourt with Puriefoy, and who starts at PF.  I'm also interested in seeing if Burnett gets an opportunity, and just how much (if any) Sekunda can give you with his length and shooting ability.  I'd expect this team to shoot it better than last year's team; Puriefoy, Mitchell, Braley, Nyama, King can all hit the 3, and you must make teams pay for doubling down on Warney.  That will be the strategy until you show that you can consistently make them pay. Thrower and Sturdivant are wild cards, and they should be ready by January.  I still like your team to contend once again.

Agree with everything Quick. Losing a returning starter is obviously a loss, but like you said, if there was any position we could lose a player to transfer, it was the three.

I'm hoping for a big year out of McGrew. He had a flashes last year and jucos always seem to have significantly stronger second year's.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on June 26, 2014, 09:09:23 pm
McGrew   could be our hidden weapon. He is big and strong and can go to the rim without a problem. He is also decent from the free throw line a big plus when  drawing fouls underneath .  If can get 10-12 points in 40 minutes that would be huge.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on June 27, 2014, 12:02:43 pm
http://www.collegesportsmadness.com/article/9342

We are expected to make the NCAA this year... Lets no disappoint them!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Quickdraw62 on June 28, 2014, 10:37:53 am
McGrew   could be our hidden weapon. He is big and strong and can go to the rim without a problem. He is also decent from the free throw line a big plus when  drawing fouls underneath .  If can get 10-12 points in 40 minutes that would be huge.

I agree on McGrew, he should be much more comfortable this season.  I thought he was your best big off the bench by the end of the season.  I think King is a key this year if he can defend and rebound a bit.  His shooting compliments McGrew's inside play at the #4 position.  You still have 2 of the top players in the league so how you defend/rebound and what you get from the others will ultimately determine your fate.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ry1nik on June 28, 2014, 01:30:27 pm
It says something about how weak the rest of the conference is expected to be if the top team (SBU) is projected to be 135th best in the nation. NCAAs or not, there's no reason they shouldn't be a top 75 team at this point in the program's development.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on June 29, 2014, 07:16:11 am
It says something about how weak the rest of the conference is expected to be if the top team (SBU) is projected to be 135th best in the nation. NCAAs or not, there's no reason they shouldn't be a top 75 team at this point in the program's development.

I agree, but don't forget SB has only been playing  in Div1 a short time.. We will get there, in time!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on June 29, 2014, 10:02:27 am
It says something about how weak the rest of the conference is expected to be if the top team (SBU) is projected to be 135th best in the nation. NCAAs or not, there's no reason they shouldn't be a top 75 team at this point in the program's development.

I tend to agree with you, as well, ry1link.  But, don't forget that SBU is going to begin this season with 4 starters from last year no longer on the roster.  I think it's amazing for a sports writer to pick them to reach the NCAA preseason based upon that fact.  To rank them above no. 100 without having seen how this newly assembled team performs, would certainly have been going out on a long limb..  If the new guys perform as their capabilities indicate they might, I wouldn't be surprised if they eventually reach that no. 75 ranking that you talk about later this season.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on June 29, 2014, 08:22:11 pm
Also two issues  that have hurt recruiting   was our gym and  our conference is not that well known. We played in the old arena and then Pritchard which are tough sells for a high level recruit  add to that our conference vs say the A10 or above you see the picture. I'm hoping the new venue brings in higher recruits   of A10 caliber players. We have been lucky landing players like Brenton, Warney, and Puriefoy.  If we can get  a couple of players at that caliber every season  we will be ok.  And I agree we are an untested team this season , if we start winning our national rank will rise.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: SaltySeawolf on July 09, 2014, 03:18:38 pm
Rumor has it that we tried to get St. Joe's to open the new gym and they turned us down.  For those of you thinking you might have had a chance to see Phil Martelli walking the sidelines of SBU Arena opening night I need to apologize.  I meant the D3 St Joe's of Patchogue.  They turned us down though.    :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on July 09, 2014, 09:11:50 pm
We  dodged a bullet  with that -LOL
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbupatriots on July 18, 2014, 04:07:37 pm
The new home of Ahmad Walker
http://www.bartonsports.com/sports/mbkb/index
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on July 18, 2014, 04:23:17 pm
The new home of Ahmad Walker
http://www.bartonsports.com/sports/mbkb/index

He dropped down to JC level... I guess no other NCAA div1 school showed interest... I wonder now the reason for leaving SB was solely on Academics and not a dispute between Pikiell and Walker like some people were rumering..
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on July 18, 2014, 07:28:38 pm
The new home of Ahmad Walker
http://www.bartonsports.com/sports/mbkb/index

I must admit I'm stumped here.  I keep looking at this link, but I don't see any reference to Ahmad Walker.  Can you steer me in the right direction?  Where's the info that says Barton is where he transferred?
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: SaltySeawolf on July 18, 2014, 08:03:15 pm
Tweet on the right hand side of the page. 
Matt Hundley   @m_hundley 

Happy to announce Ahmad Walker (Stony Brook transfer) has joined the Barton Basketball Family @BartonSports

Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Wolfie_MD on July 18, 2014, 08:06:29 pm
Gotta be academics related- he's a solid basketball player and absolutely had DI talent. Him going the JuCO (in Kansas nonetheless) route just tells me that he wasn't going to qualify at the DI level.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on July 18, 2014, 09:43:43 pm
Tweet on the right hand side of the page. 
Matt Hundley   @m_hundley 

Happy to announce Ahmad Walker (Stony Brook transfer) has joined the Barton Basketball Family @BartonSports

Thanks Salty.  I must be going blind!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: laxnation on July 18, 2014, 09:55:30 pm
Gotta be academics related- he's a solid basketball player and absolutely had DI talent. Him going the JuCO (in Kansas nonetheless) route just tells me that he wasn't going to qualify at the DI level.

The kid couldn't hit a 15' jumper and was always out of control on the fast-break - bye-bye! JUCO and D2 are more suited for his style of play.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Quickdraw62 on July 19, 2014, 07:53:00 pm
Walker going JUCO is so that he can play this year and still have 2 years of remaining eligibility left.  Remember,  you have 5 years to play 4.  If he transferred to another D1 immediately, he would have to sit out the year (like Woodhouse).  He is a legit D1 player (lack of consistent jumper or not), and will certainly be back in D1 in '15-'16.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on July 29, 2014, 04:03:41 pm
Steve P Mid-summer Report: WUSB.FM

https://soundcloud.com/wusb-sports-radio/wusb-2014-stony-brook-mens#t=0:00
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on July 29, 2014, 08:50:05 pm
Good interview. He  didn't give much up but that's ok .
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on August 05, 2014, 07:35:49 am
As per NYCWolf from BBforums...

this may be our sched:

so now SBU has

@ providence
@ Georgia
@ cincy
@ western kentucky
@ gonzaga
@ Hofstra
@ Canisius
LIU(another fallout from the NIT)
Columbia
Loyola
D3
Also heard maybe American



Sounds challenging, yet exciting to see the Wolves play some high caliber opponents and quality mid major teams
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on August 05, 2014, 06:59:47 pm
Challenging to say the least. Maybe we get lucky and  win a couple. 
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ry1nik on August 06, 2014, 02:35:34 pm
USAToday projects SB at #66. That's better than some other predictions and I think more accurate, though I'd like to think we can do better than a 16 seed if/when we make the Tournament.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/2014/08/06/college-basketball-countdown-no-66-stony-brook/13665651/ (http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/ncaab/2014/08/06/college-basketball-countdown-no-66-stony-brook/13665651/)
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on August 06, 2014, 08:21:37 pm
Great article. I think  we can knock off Georgia and maybe Western Kentucky, Cincy and Gongaga  are  in a class by themselves especially at home.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on August 24, 2014, 05:33:08 pm
Info seems pretty sketchy right now.  But, from what I'm seeing, it looks like SBU may have picked up a big man from Slovakia (Jakub Petras).  Can't tell yet whether it's for this season or next.  But, I think he's already 20 years old, so I imagine it's for the near term.  The data I've seen lists him as anywhere from 6'8" to 7'0".  But, looking at the video (see below), my guess is that he's at least 6'10".  The stats that I've seen aren't that imposing, but who knows?  Anyway, here are a couple of links:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Awidxqc13wk  (Note: he's no. 33 in orange)

http://basketball.eurobasket.com/player/Jakub_Petras/BK_Edymax_SPU_Nitra/203677

https://www.facebook.com/jakub.petras.7

Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on August 24, 2014, 06:34:27 pm
I'm not impressed with this kid. I think you can find a ton of big men with the same skills as Petras here in the US. Lets see what Pikell has to say first before we all pass judgment on him!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on August 24, 2014, 09:23:12 pm
Seems  a little raw. 1 1/2 stars  is not impressive I guess we will wait for any official  announcement.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbufan on August 25, 2014, 09:28:36 am
I actually really like this signing. We desperately need his size inside, and looking at his tape, Jakub moves really well for a big guy. Pikiell can work with that.

I think it's also worth noting that Jakub's team in the video posted had big men going to Louisville and Pitt. He's playing on very talented teams. Don't worry about his stats not jumping off the page.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Quickdraw62 on August 25, 2014, 09:47:51 am
I actually really like this signing. We desperately need his size inside, and looking at his tape, Jakub moves really well for a big guy. Pikiell can work with that.

I think it's also worth noting that Jakub's team in the video posted had big men going to Louisville and Pitt. He's playing on very talented teams. Don't worry about his stats not jumping off the page.

That Canarias Basketball Academy team this year had a 7'2" kid go to Louisville, a 7' (#6 in video) go to Maryland, and a 6'11" go to Rutgers (originally Pitt but changed to Rutgers).  Lot of quality bigs in his class on that team.  Seems like a no-brainer to me; you needed another big.

To add a bit more info, we are pretty familiar with the Canarias Basketball Academy here in NJ because Seton Hall had 3 players from there a couple years ago.  I think Petras now makes at least 8 of their players in this class getting D1 chances, although I think the kid that Iona offered ended up going JUCO:

http://espn.go.com/college-sports/basketball/recruiting/databaseresults/_/class/2014/highschool/1867
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on August 25, 2014, 12:21:01 pm
For those that like to plan ahead while we all wait for the full schedule to be released:

-- 11/14: Columbia @ SBU (7:00 P.M.)
-- 1/6/15: SBU @ Columbia (7:00 P.M.)
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on August 25, 2014, 08:25:12 pm
Another game I saw posted somewhere  SBU@ Washington  12/28 -road trip anyone ?
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on August 27, 2014, 01:45:25 pm
Based upon what I've been able to figure out from other released schedules, here's an update of SBU's OOC schedule so far:

11/14 vs. Columbia @ SBU
11/21 @ Hofstra
12/2  @ Cincinnati
12/18  @ Canisius
12/23 vs. American @ SBU
12/28 @ Washington
1/6  @ Columbia

I found released OOC schedules for both Gonzaga and Western Kentucky, but neither indicates that SBU willbe an opponent this year.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on August 29, 2014, 05:36:54 pm
Based upon what I've been able to figure out from other released schedules, here's an update of SBU's OOC schedule so far:

11/14 vs. Columbia @ SBU
11/21 @ Hofstra
12/2  @ Cincinnati
12/18  @ Canisius
12/23 vs. American @ SBU
12/28 @ Washington
1/6  @ Columbia

Looks like the following can be added to the above:  12/13  @ Providence

Possible dates for Gonzaga, Western Kentucky, LIU-Bklyn or Georgia can only be determined once the mess that is known as the 2014-2015 Preseason NIT Tip-Off is squared away.  So, the way I see it, the only other OOC yet to be schduled for SBU is Loyola (Md), which should be the only other OOC game at the new arena.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on August 29, 2014, 05:47:32 pm
Re: my post above, please revise as follows:

I meant to say that the Loyola game should be the only D1 game left to be scheduled at the new arena.  That would make only 3 OOC D1 home games against between 7 and 9 (depending on how the NIT tourney works out) away.  It's going to be a tough road for the Seawolves!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on August 29, 2014, 08:28:18 pm
Hopefully we get LIU at home that would be a good match up.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on September 03, 2014, 06:23:27 pm
Well, If our Football team falls apart this year at least we can look forward to Basketball season... It's going to be their toughest schedule yet!!!

http://www.imaseawolf.com/heres-know-stony-brooks-non-conference-schedule/
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on September 04, 2014, 09:43:54 am
From what I recall, Scott King has always been listed in the roster as 6'10".  If that's correct, then look at this team photo and tell me that Jakub Petras is not 7'0"!!!!!!!

http://t.co/8LJ7vfC3JN

Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on September 04, 2014, 11:51:37 am
More breaking news on the OOC schedule for this season.  Based upon this, I would expect the official OOC schedule to be released very soon.

First, the NIT Tip-Off scheduled (strange as it is) looks to be pretty well set (See link below).  It seems a little bit confusing, as the semi-final match-ups at MSG seem like they are already determined, regardless of which teams win in the first round  ??? ??? ???  Also, looks like SBU will be playing on Thanksgiving--not a very fan-friendly option!!

http://espn.go.com/new-york/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/11462624/nit-season-tip-feature-eight-teams-set-matchups

In addition, SBU will be playing at Princeton on 12/6  (Great venue)!! :) :) :)

Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on September 04, 2014, 06:21:20 pm
From what I recall, Scott King has always been listed in the roster as 6'10".  If that's correct, then look at this team photo and tell me that Jakub Petras is not 7'0"!!!!!!!

http://t.co/8LJ7vfC3JN


He looks every bit of 7'0" Warney is 6'8" and he looks small standing next to Petras!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on September 05, 2014, 01:04:46 pm
Stony Brook to play LIU-Brooklyn at MSG as per Seawolves Nation. HUGE!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on September 05, 2014, 04:47:04 pm
It looks like the NIT Tip-off Tournament format and teams have finally been resolved.  There are certainly some surprises. 

St. Thomas Aquinas (Div. 2) is part of the NIT field.  So, I guess we shouldn't be too upset that we're playing them.  It would be interesting to know how they managed to work their way into the tournament.  The good news is that we'll play them at SBU.

But, the really good news is that somehow SBU managed to wangle playing Western Kentucky at the new arena as part of the NIT tournament.  That, to me, is a really good get, and should make up for any other complaints we think we have!!  Couple that with playing LIU at MSG, and whom could complain!!

What a season this should be!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on September 05, 2014, 04:50:22 pm
To supplement my previous post, here's the up-to-dte skinny on the tournament:

http://www.ncaa.com/news/basketball-men/article/2014-09-05/2014-nit-season-tip-features-10-team-field-six-games-msg
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on September 05, 2014, 09:52:37 pm
this is by far the best schedule  we have  had . We have played some pretty good teams including Villanova, Notre Dame and Indiana but those were  highlights in a rather weak schedule . Now  we play  some pretty respectable  teams  several times .  Love to see what our RPI  will be if we win a  few of the big ones.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ry1nik on September 06, 2014, 07:01:23 am
Our strength of schedule last year was a miserable 323 (out of 345 teams). Winning 20+ games isn't such a great accomplishment then, so need to toughen the schedule for sure
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: laxnation on September 06, 2014, 09:16:32 pm
Stony Brook to play LIU-Brooklyn at MSG as per Seawolves Nation. HUGE!!!!!

Attendance prediction - 7.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: jaghatai on September 06, 2014, 09:23:21 pm
I love the schedule.  I only have two items that I don't like about it...

Playing LIU-Brooklyn on Thanksgiving (we'll take any MSG game we can get, but I would've really liked it to be any day but Thanksgiving...)

The travel.  Especially in mid-January.  In 21 days, we play 8 games...
@Vermont, home vs UMBC, @Maine, home vs Albany, @Lowell, @Bing, home vs Hartford, @UNH.

I know the league sets the schedule, but thats brutal.  Lets hope our logistical staff gets the travel arrangements right!

Overall, I really am happy with how it looks.  Now we just need to do something with the opportunity.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on September 26, 2014, 02:06:54 pm
GOTTA BEAT HOFSTRA!!!!!!!! Can't wait!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on September 29, 2014, 10:42:35 am
Something to smile about for this season.

http://www.nycbuckets.com/2014/09/five-america-east-freshmen-watch/
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 01, 2014, 01:59:11 pm
looks pretty good!!!

(http://grfx.cstv.com/photos/schools/ston/sports/genrel/auto_original/8207843.jpeg?1412027555)
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on October 01, 2014, 08:51:26 pm
We are going to the Globe Trotters Game Saturday night cant wait to see this place  fully finished.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 03, 2014, 11:21:18 pm
http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/genrel/100314aaa.html
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on October 14, 2014, 12:51:41 pm
WoW!!!  FWIW, here are several experts' picks for the various conferences.  Seems like the Seawolves have something to prove.

http://www.cbssports.com/collegebasketball/eye-on-college-basketball/24744015/-15-college-basketball-conference-champion-predictions
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ry1nik on October 14, 2014, 01:31:34 pm
Did Hartford sign Lebron James and I missed it?
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Toonami on October 14, 2014, 05:52:54 pm
         Hartford did finish pretty strong last February. Perhaps they have some mojo going for them this year. Anyone know what contributors they've added this season? 1 month until we see this years squad in action and I hope they have it together. The beginning of last season was a bit of a let down with the rule changes, increases in fouls and the lack of defense.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on October 14, 2014, 07:16:52 pm
I'm okay with not being the favorite. All good with me. Just get the top seed and play the tourney at home on our new Arena  ;D

Ok, let me not get ahead of myself
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on October 20, 2014, 10:29:49 am
warney: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/101714aaa.html

http://www.pressconnects.com/story/bu-blog/2014/09/26/two-pick-bu-fifth/16296305/


season preview: http://collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/10/17/stony-brook/

Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on October 20, 2014, 10:45:28 am
I read that on Nov. 1, SBU plays a scrimmage with Yale.  Does anyone know whether it will be open to the public?  It seems that these pre-season scrimmages get played under strict secret circumstances.  I'd sure like to get an early preview of the Seawolves!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on October 20, 2014, 08:40:46 pm
Usually this scrimmage is closed as were past scrimmages against CCSU and Rhode Island.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on October 21, 2014, 02:02:07 pm
Look who comes in at No. 50 in the Mid-Major players to watch!!

http://www.midmajormadness.com/2014/10/15/6978579/top-mid-major-players-to-watch-in-2014-15-50-46
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Toonami on October 24, 2014, 11:20:50 am
Looks like the coaches felt differently then the media. Stony Brook picked first by 6 coaches in the preseason poll!

http://www.nycbuckets.com/2014/10/stony-brook-picked-first-in-america-east-preseason/
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Toonami on November 01, 2014, 11:37:27 pm
      SBU had a scrimmage with Yale today and will be scrimmaging with CCSU next Saturday.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on November 02, 2014, 07:12:27 am
      SBU had a scrimmage with Yale today and will be scrimmaging with CCSU next Saturday.
I heard SB lost this scrimmage but don't know the score.. I was told it's against NCAA rules to discuss the game to the public. Sounds like horse $hit to me...If someone has some information on the game and is not afraid to get locked up in prison for life, feel free to spill the beans!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Redwyn on November 02, 2014, 10:37:45 am
      SBU had a scrimmage with Yale today and will be scrimmaging with CCSU next Saturday.
I heard SB lost this scrimmage but don't know the score.. I was told it's against NCAA rules to discuss the game to the public. Sounds like horse $hit to me...If someone has some information on the game and is not afraid to get locked up in prison for life, feel free to spill the beans!!

If it's a scrimmage - it's irrelevant. You don't play to win those. You play to run plays
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on November 02, 2014, 02:52:13 pm

If it's a scrimmage - it's irrelevant. You don't play to win those. You play to run plays

I understand that, and agree with it.  So, my question is, does anyone know what was learned?  Any surprises (positive or negative) for Coach P.?
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on November 03, 2014, 07:03:06 pm
Not a good way to start the season!!!

http://www.nycbuckets.com/2014/11/stony-brook-waiting-roland-nyama-ankle/
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on November 03, 2014, 08:37:51 pm
We will be fine we have depth and without Rosenberg Columbia is an average team. Plenty of talent on our bench to get through this one.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on November 03, 2014, 09:27:02 pm
Not hearing good things re: the performance at the scrimmage, though.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on November 11, 2014, 10:09:06 am
Here's the latest to weigh in listing Hartford as the favorite:

http://www.midmajormadness.com/2014/11/11/7163217/2014-2015-ncaa-college-basketball-america-east-conference-preview
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on November 11, 2014, 02:39:27 pm
Here's the latest to weigh in listing Hartford as the favorite:

http://www.midmajormadness.com/2014/11/11/7163217/2014-2015-ncaa-college-basketball-america-east-conference-preview
The article stated Rolan Nyama is still out. I wonder if he's playing Friday, opening day. Roland hasn't practise in a long while which makes me believe his injury is more serious than coach P makes it!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Toonami on November 11, 2014, 06:12:27 pm
Every recent interview I've heard with Pikell says everyone is healthy and ready to go except minor injuries. The way it sounded was it was as if tomorrow were the championship game everyone could play.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on November 11, 2014, 09:02:04 pm
Columbia will be a good test even without Rosenberg. Need a win before we travel down to Georgia.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on November 20, 2014, 08:55:32 am
Is anyone heading over to Hofstra tomorrow night?  Haven't heard much hype about it.  Thought I'd be hearing more, considering how great it should be to renew this rivalry!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on November 20, 2014, 02:38:28 pm
Is anyone heading over to Hofstra tomorrow night?  Haven't heard much hype about it.  Thought I'd be hearing more, considering how great it should be to renew this rivalry!!
I'll be there with my two boys gold. Got tickets behind the Wolf bench!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: laxnation on November 21, 2014, 12:13:30 am
I won't be able to make every home game, so if anyone is interested in purchasing my 2 tickets in Section 103, Row C, Seats 1 and 2 (near half-court) LMK - these tickets have a face value of $22 each (24 each on game day), but will sell for $17 each or best offer.  Also, I might need 4 tickets for weekend games including the game on 11/29.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on November 23, 2014, 04:24:01 pm
Yes, I know USMMA was overmatched from the start.  But, having said that, they do have a couple of real good outside shooters on that team!!

The real takeaways for me on that game were that Sekunda's 3-point shot is definitely for real and the Seawolves may have another real talent in Tyrell Sturdivant!!  He posted a double double and certainly looked good doing it, as he was amazing on the O-Reb.side of the equation.  With a little more time in the weight room he's going to be a beast!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on November 23, 2014, 04:30:12 pm
Yes, I know USMMA was overmatched from the start.  But, having said that, they do have a couple of real good outside shooters on that team!!

The real takeaways for me on that game were that Sekunda's 3-point shot is definitely for real and the Seawolves may have another real talent in Tyrell Sturdivant!!  He posted a double double and certainly looked good doing it, as he was amazing on the O-Reb.side of the equation.  With a little more time in the weight room he's going to be a beast!!
I ditto that Gold.... With a little more time Sturdivant will be great. Sekunda is pretty much automatic on the 3 ball and Thrower this time next year will be another Purifoy... Scott King and Mitchell really needs to sit the season out... I still cant quite understand why Coach P is using him in as a starter. He's terrible on D and has shows no confidence with his 3 ball... He makes no attempt to drive to the basket either.

Playing a div2 school shows off your bench guys and i really like what I see in the future, tonight!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Wolfie_MD on November 23, 2014, 06:04:26 pm
Fun game to watch today. Warney was a man among boys, some of his blocks were just mean. I still like Mitchell off the bench as an outside shooter- he'll fill a nice role for us. McGrew is really maturing into a nice player- if he starts hitting that mid-range jumper he's gonna be hard to defend. Nice to see the depth of our team though.

LOVE our freshman class

Sekunda- as good a shooter as we've had, he's got a beautiful stroke.
Thrower- very good ballhandler, physical to the hoop and a good shot
Sturdivant- needs to put on muscle (who doesn't?) but he's a good athlete, proud of his double-double today
Petrus- moves pretty well for a big guy, you don't usually recruit bigs who can move like he can in the America East

Don't forget we'll have Lucas Woodhouse next year who will be the first true PG we've had in a while.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Toonami on November 23, 2014, 07:32:38 pm
       I was saddened to see there were no Alley-oops, what happened to the days of 'Ole?
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on November 23, 2014, 08:22:27 pm
Our new guys  gained a lot of confidence today which what they may have needed.  They were very tentative against Hofstra  but they showed their talent today.  Sugunda is the real deal from outside hitting for 15 points, Thrower  can score inside outside and is deadly on the FT stripe  don't foul him or you will pay.  Strudevant is a pure forward   I expect to see many double doubles from over the next  four years Now to get ready for WKU on Tuesday  that should  be another good test. This team has a great future everyone is back and we add Woodhouse next season.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on November 24, 2014, 02:57:31 pm
http://www.onebidwonders.com/2014/11/24/obw-america-east-power-rankings-v1-2/
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on November 27, 2014, 05:48:02 pm
Stony Brook so far owning LIU Brooklyn. Has been fun to watch. Lets go Brook. 67-46 at the Garden with 4 mins to go
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on November 29, 2014, 11:51:26 am
Even though this team is Div2 I am still going to the game to watch them.. As much as i hate that we have to schedule 2 cupcake teams, It does show us our bench players and who is for real and who stinks... So far Cameron Mitchel is still not ready to play with the big boys but should do ok today against St. Thomas.. Chris Braley is a bench warmer and probably will be for the next 2 years.. The rest of the bench guys look good especially Tyrell!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on November 29, 2014, 02:18:05 pm
Good teams don't wanna come to our house so we don't have a choice but to get these cupcakes. GO WOLVES!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on November 29, 2014, 04:29:20 pm
Yes, yes--I know.  STAC was completely outclassed as expected.  But, I found two major take-aways to celebrate from this game:

1) Looks like Jameel has perfected his 15-footer, which should serve him well for the rest of the season.  He's also looking damn good on assists!!

2) Kam Mitchell may have finally found the shot that made him such a high HS star.  It was clear after he made the first one that he felt comfortable shooting for the first time this year.  If that continues, the Seawolves will never seem to run out of weapons!!

The bad news is that the honeymoon is over.  Washington, Providence and Cincinnati are all currently undefeated, and beating any one of them on the road is going to be a huge challenge!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on November 29, 2014, 07:31:02 pm
just putting this out there... men 4-0 at I-Fed... women 3-0... good start!  just like 2002 chad king returning the kickoff for a TD at SJU.

 ;D
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on December 06, 2014, 04:51:59 pm
Pricenton v. Stony Brook on WUSB.FM right now. LETS GO!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on December 06, 2014, 04:55:15 pm
Very very sloppy game so far.. Wolves need to get their act together before conference play!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on December 06, 2014, 05:54:22 pm
Hammer, we got this man!! we got this!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on December 06, 2014, 06:17:14 pm
ED. I am so discussed wright now you  have no idea.. Sooner or later it comes down to coaching with all these  turnovers game after  game after game!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on December 06, 2014, 06:20:25 pm
This sucks. I thought we were gonna bounce back at some point. WTF! Double digit loss to Ivy league Princeton. FML
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on December 06, 2014, 06:22:25 pm
WE keep shooting ourselves on the foot. Dont know what coach P is gonna do about this. Pretty fustrating. This is not a freaking power-5 team...
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ry1nik on December 06, 2014, 06:27:38 pm
When does women's lax start?
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on December 06, 2014, 06:36:14 pm
When does women's lax start?
Not soon enough!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Tml on December 06, 2014, 07:02:53 pm
In a way, who really cares?  This is a young and inexperienced team.  It is also the most talent Coach P has ever had here.  It takes a while to gel.  Hopefully, they are learning from the experience and will improve and maximize their talent in the AE Tourney, unlike past teams which fizzled.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Wolfie_MD on December 07, 2014, 03:08:47 pm
I was at the game- the 1-3-1 zone really confounded the team. I don't think I've seen that many dumb turnovers in a while. Athletically we were definitely better than Princeton but they run their scheme to perfection.

I like Mitchell off the bench but I think Thrower needs to be on the floor the majority of the time with Puriefoy instead of Mitchell. Kam threw away some passes in the half court game. We had this game under control but just collapsed late in the game. Kam is a fine player but he should be offense off of the bench.

The Ivy League took it to the America East yesterday and was undefeated (Penn, Dartmouth, Harvard, and Princeton). As an aside, Princeton's arena is really beautiful. I can imagine that it gets rowdy during Ivy League play. I wish I had applied there back in the day- I doubt I would have gotten in but it seems like an awesome place.

Overall, we just need to clean this up by the time conference play starts. If we can't beat Princeton I think we're gonna get throttled by Providence and probably UW. I do think games like this will help the team "grow-up" faster. American will be a good challenge too at home.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on December 18, 2014, 09:21:33 pm
Ok so we lost 4 straight losing in OT tonight 60-59.  Have not won a road game yet  open for discussion.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on December 19, 2014, 05:53:44 am
Ok so we lost 4 straight losing in OT tonight 60-59.  Have not won a road game yet  open for discussion.
Seawolf97. I am really not that all surprised with our record so far. Coach P, as usual, always puts his recruits up on a pedestal at the start of every season but, I had feeling we were going to start the season this way. Losing to Canisius is an embarrassment and that was a game we should have blown them out..The sloppiness continues with each game just continues to hound them...Our problem is obvious. We really only have 2 maybe 3 play makers on this team this year and our new recruits are not stepping up... One player who I am very disappointed  so far is Deshaun Thrower. I thought he would make an instant impact on the floor playing along side Purify.He is showing his frustrations with every miss shot, but i think he will mature with time, just not an instant impact player... ... Now that the OOC schedule is just about over, thank god, we will just have to see what players coach P is going to use as a starters. If coach P continues to start Mitchel, then I would have to think we wont even make it pass the first round of the conference playoffs, forget NCAA!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ry1nik on December 19, 2014, 08:27:45 am
Warney is a beast...19 points and 18 rebounds. This team has one of the best players in the country among Mid-Majors and yet it can't muster a single vote in the Mid-Major Top 25 poll with a 3-6 record (wins against non-D1 don't count). Instead of moving forward this program is regressing.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on December 19, 2014, 08:45:54 am
Warney is a beast...19 points and 18 rebounds. This team has one of the best players in the country among Mid-Majors and yet it can't muster a single vote in the Mid-Major Top 25 poll with a 3-6 record (wins against non-D1 don't count). Instead of moving forward this program is regressing.
  How do you figure we have some of the best players in the country?. We have Warney who is the best player in the mid majors but who else do we have? ?  Puriefoy is a good mid major guard but who else on this year team is good... Basketball is a team effort without other  players contrib, you don't have a team. We normally have Puriefoy and warney on the floor at the same time that's why keep the games close... who else contributing on a consistent basis
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ry1nik on December 19, 2014, 09:23:56 am
Hammer, re-read my post...."ONE of the best players in the country among Mid-Majors." I agree that he doesn't have an all-star supporting cast, but a team can go a long way with a great big man. It's just not happening for this team.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on December 19, 2014, 09:58:04 am
First post here. Seems like the place where there is some SBU activity, unlike that other place where the UVM fans are bullies...  :-)

Anyway, all I saw was the box score from this last game. Looks like it was a pretty uninspired shooting night for both teams. Seems SBU is still struggling overall to find pieces that might work beyond the Big Two players...and maybe McGrew who does seem to do about what he's capable of most games with a pretty consistent effort. At the end of the day, they were right there with a chance to win this last game. I gather Puriefoy missed two at the end of OT that could have been game-winners? Just missed them? I don't know.

But, with AE play around the corner, who do they have to beat? Perhaps UVM and UNH are playing a bit above expectations, but everyone else appears to be struggling just like SBU.

I don't know what the fix might be for SBU besides continued playing time and tinkering in small ways with the lineup, but after those first 3 players there's just not a lot of options I'd say (and even as I write, now I think Nyama seems to have developed into a pretty solid fit). These next couple of games at home will be interesting, and hopefully will be a chance to get some confidence back before (probably) getting blasted out in Washington.

Appears it will be one big dogfight among about 5 teams in AE play. I'd say there's going to be a lot of split series with the home teams winning most, and probably all of those 5 teams will approach March with 4-5 conference defeats going into the AE tournament. Right now from where I sit is simply looks like the top pre-season picks have all taken steps back while UNH and UVM have taken surprising steps forward.

All that within context SBU still has two of the top players in the conference, and in this conference that's usually all you need to be right there at the end. I admit that probably like most SBU fans going into the season I thought/hoped they would be sitting better at this point and that the new players would have more solidly shown contributions. Coach P said to the crowd after that first win against Columbia to be patient and that this team would be very up and down. Say whatever you want, but that public assessment was spot on!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on December 19, 2014, 01:21:24 pm
Another disappointing loss last night :(
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: seawolfemeritus on December 19, 2014, 01:24:00 pm
Agree with Moveitfred. Losses to Georgia, Hofstra, Cincinnati, Princeton, Providence, Canisius...all on the ROAD. Sure, it would have been nice to get a win or two (esp Hofstra, Canisius), but the fact is that YOUNG teams...EARLY in the season...on the ROAD...have a tendency to struggle and need time to jell. 

This experience will pay off in conference play and when we get back in the new arena. When all is said and done, we'll be a high seed, and it will all depend on how we play over two weekends in March (again).
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on December 19, 2014, 01:36:02 pm
Hammer, re-read my post...."ONE of the best players in the country among Mid-Majors." I agree that he doesn't have an all-star supporting cast, but a team can go a long way with a great big man. It's just not happening for this team.

Yes you did... I was just venting!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on December 19, 2014, 08:54:18 pm
I think we'll be fine in the conference season. But its tough to watch this league in November/December. This league sucks. Borderline DII league. It really kills my hopes. I'm sure the wolves will be fine after the conference season starts. I can't take any more one-point losses.

Nonetheless, Go Seawolves!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on December 21, 2014, 07:24:27 pm
solid win over LC.  we cant shoot.  and we get into three trouble.  and our foul shooting isnt great.  inside, outside, all of it.  rebounding keeps us in it.  specifically on O.  warney is an absolute monster.  we do have some guys that can drive the hoop and create.  so its no wonder we get zoned like LC did at times.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: iBOsbu on December 22, 2014, 08:55:50 pm
It seems Coach P has reached his peak. He has done great things and made this a respected program. But his end game strategy always falls flat, sometimes I wonder whether he even has an end game plan in close games.

If he fails to take us to the Dance this year, I say we look for a new coach. We will thank him for all the great things he has done and will part with no ill feelings. May be even name a stand in the arena after his name in his honor! The Pikiell stand or Pikiell end or something.

At this stage, with new arena and buzz, we should be looking at reaching the dance every year. We should be the top dog in this low-major conference. We should be like Davidson who dominated SoCon last 10/12 years, reaching NCAA almost every year. We should aim for true mid-major like Atlantic 10, where Davidson eventually moved. We have the budget. We have the support. We should hold our coach responsible for a higher standard.

Currently, I am not optimistic that this team is capable of winning three straight America East tournament games in March. I dearly hope that I am wrong.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on December 23, 2014, 12:44:00 am
nop. i have no confedence either. i'm just ignoring games prior to the conference slate.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on December 23, 2014, 11:35:46 am
Hoping for a good show vs American tonight. A solid effort by 5+ wolves and a win would be a good thing to see. Then, some fresh salmon and coffee out in Seattle and let's just keep everyone healthy and rested for UNH in January.

I'd say all things considered the Seawolves are sitting pretty good right now with four positions and players: Warney and Puriefoy (of course) along with McGrew and Nyama. Getting about what one would want and expect from those last two at this point. The last spot is a work-in-progress, it seems, and perhaps Sekunda can work into that spot. I like Mitchell and Sturdivant off the bench, and hoping Thrower and Braley will develop into bright spots. For the AE, SBU still looks as good as anyone right now.

Seems UA playing well right now, Hartford up and down with a dangerous up-side, UVM looks like a reload and ready to beat everyone, and a surprising UNH could beat anyone too.

Conference play could be a real barn-burner if everyone stays injury-free and firing through the winter. Eventual conference winner can probably look forward to a play-in game before getting served up to UK or Duke!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ry1nik on December 23, 2014, 01:57:31 pm
Movieitfred, I agree about the play-in game. That's why I don't get excited about the prospect of making the NCAA Tournament when the team has been mediocre so far. To show up as a 16 seed just to get pummeled is a shallow achievement (even though they haven't achieved it yet).  I'd rather see them play in the NIT and get past the first round as they did in 2013, but even that's questionable based on play so far.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on December 24, 2014, 10:08:32 am
Let's give credit where credit's due; nice couple of wins on this home stand!!  The young guys finally seem to be getting the defensive side of the equation.  Sturdivant and Nyama, especially, are beginning to show real talent.  If Sekunda can relocate that beautiful shot he recently seems to have lost, things could brighten up a bit.  Don't give up on our boys yet!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on December 28, 2014, 08:30:02 pm
LETS GO SEAWOLVES! I'm back from A.C. Watching the wolves against U.W right now. Tough match up obviously!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on December 28, 2014, 09:40:28 pm
55-52 UW with 4min left.  cmon SB!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on December 28, 2014, 09:40:49 pm
Three Point game with 3:52 to go. LETS GOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on December 28, 2014, 09:42:14 pm
GEEZ!! Shooting lights out from the perimeter. LETS GOOOO
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on December 28, 2014, 09:50:56 pm
up by 2 with 27 sec
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on December 28, 2014, 09:55:34 pm
HUGE win over Washington, 62-57.  strong finish in the final five min to come from behind.  finally a great road win.  go SB
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on December 28, 2014, 09:58:21 pm
washington was ranked 13 in both polls: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/rankings
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on December 28, 2014, 10:04:33 pm
OMG!!!!!! I'm still in disbelief. This is wonderful. WE, the fans, have been waiting for this type of win for years. Lets gooooo WOLVES! I'm so excited
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: laxnation on December 28, 2014, 10:06:27 pm
This was awesome!
Way to go Pistol Pete!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Wolfie_MD on December 28, 2014, 10:21:21 pm
First AE win over a ranked team in like 8 years. Give these guys a break, we had such a tough nonconference slate and with this young team some growing pains were expected. To win this game is so sweet.

Warney was contained for most of the game but made an amazing shot to take the lead at the end. That's just him maturing- remember earlier in the season when he'd get doubled/tripled, he'd force shots. He had 6 assists today which was critical.

So proud of the guys. I'm gonna miss the UNH game but can't wait to see these boys back at home.

Kam Mitchell really showed why he was such a highly touted shooter out of high school.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on December 28, 2014, 10:36:34 pm
plane ride home is so much better when its a landmark win...

of course, we still need to win the AE.  thats not to say this win is meaningless.  sure UW was perhaps a bit overrated at 10-0 but they shot poorly and likely overlooked a team full of new faces.

we were down a few with a few min left.  weve been in this situation SO MANY times, and in pretty much every sport, we lose those close ones.  hopefully this is a turning point.  GO SB
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: iBOsbu on December 28, 2014, 11:36:18 pm
Sweet win... this is the beginning fellas... Go Stony Brook!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on December 29, 2014, 10:08:49 am
As has often been said, "...that's why they actually have to play the game!"  A banner win, and well deserved, after a monstrous OOC schedule. The boys got several monkeys off there backs simultaneously (e.g. PAC10 win, ranked team win, 1st season road win, etc.).  Hope the psychological lift translates well into the conference schedule (and don't forget the final OOC game at Columbia).  Must have been a great flight home!!

GO SEAWOLVES
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ry1nik on December 29, 2014, 11:46:01 am
Been busy this morning and didn't get to check the score until now. My only thought was how much did they lose by. So glad I was wrong, big time, after years of disappointment!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: BigFatFan on December 29, 2014, 11:55:43 am
thought you guys might enjoy this photo taken last night in the closing seconds of our big win over UW.  My Bro In Law was at the game and sent me this shot.  Hopefully this shows what SBU basketball can do if they stay focused and beat the teams they need to beat in conf play.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on December 29, 2014, 12:54:03 pm
There is a reason behind Coach P Madness with all these tough OOC schedule. We are now ranked 60th in Div1 basketball!!

http://www.ncaa.com/rankings/basketball-men/d1/ncaa-mens-basketball-rpi
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on December 29, 2014, 01:40:03 pm
http://www.sbnation.com/college-basketball/2014/12/29/7462181/college-basketball-scores-louisville-kentucky-stony-brook-washington
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: BigFatFan on December 29, 2014, 01:51:09 pm
fantastic story and photo !!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN on December 29, 2014, 07:36:20 pm
Hey iBOsbu  Coach P asks  "How you like me now? "
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Tml on December 29, 2014, 09:58:01 pm
Ironically, the one thing you knew about Mitchell when he signed was that he could drain 3s. 

Washington played for 35 minutes.  SB played for 40.  Nice win and it is a harbinger of milestones to come.

I'm really glad for Coach P.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ry1nik on December 30, 2014, 08:30:45 am
We'll find out if this team has really turned the corner from an average team to a really good one when they play UNH at home this weekend. If they eke out a win by a few points as has been typical, then not a whole lot has changed (despite the great win against UW). If they put UNH away by double digits, it bodes well for the rest of the season.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on December 30, 2014, 10:50:43 am
We can only hope this is the beginning of more great things to come for Seawolves basketball. The past couple of days have surely been exciting and we can only hope they build on this. I'm anxious to see more

Go Seawolves!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: iBOsbu on December 30, 2014, 11:39:25 am
Hey iBOsbu  Coach P asks  "How you like me now? "

Tell Coach that I am happy that he proved me wrong in one game.. and I hope he keeps proving me wrong  ;D
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: iBOsbu on December 30, 2014, 11:44:36 am
I can't believe New York Times didn't write any thing about our win!!! They had a long article on NJIT after they beat Michigan.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on December 30, 2014, 11:49:30 am
sometimes it just takes that one big win to move things along... hopefully this is it.  weve been so close so many times in so many sports.  for baseball, i think it was LSU (Miami?); for wlax, it was Hopkins; for football it could be Army, Nova?  for mlax, denver.  but weve been so so so close so many times!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on December 30, 2014, 12:16:39 pm
I can't believe New York Times didn't write any thing about our win!!! They had a long article on NJIT after they beat Michigan.

I can almost forgive the NY Times (although I shouldn't) due yo its more international/national/metropolitan focus.  But, I can't forgive Newsday, which claims to be LI's primary and dominant publication!!!  I couldn't wait to see the paper on Monday morning, anticipating a huge rear page splashed with SBU red and grey and action shots of Kam and Jameel!!  Much to my chagrin, nothing--NADA!!  Game ended to late for Monday's deadline?  How about catch-up on Tuesday as a consolation!!  Again, not a mention!!  Shame on you, Newsday!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on December 30, 2014, 01:27:30 pm
I'm with you on that one IBOsbu. I read "Snoozday" ON MY PC and I was quite upset with the lack of coverage.  Had Greg Logan,  Newsday, been covering the game there is no doubt  a full page article would have been written. ..
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: captaindj21 on December 30, 2014, 03:48:54 pm
You guys don't have any clue the way newspapers work nor did you read the article that was published in the second and third editions.  It has quotes from both coaches and players.

http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-rallies-to-upset-no-13-washington-1.9754858
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on December 30, 2014, 03:53:13 pm
i was thinking the other day will we ever get a back-cover story at newsday.  did we?  for the CWS perhaps?

and lastly i see some talk about how hot UNH is right now... did i miss something?  gave up 73 to Sacred Heart? OT loss to LIU? best win is Colgate???  Boston U?  2-4 road record?  http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/160/new-hampshire-wildcats
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: laxnation on January 01, 2015, 11:13:08 am
I emailed the ticket office at University at Washington and requested a ticket from the Stony Brook game, which they replied by sending 1 ticket to me at no charge.  Nice piece of Stony Brook sports history.  Maybe, I'll get it signed by coach P and give to  iBOsbu.

I kind of gotten into the whole Stony Brook memorabilia thing.  I have 2 game used MLB baseballs: 1 pitched by Koehler (Marlins) against the Mets on 7/12/14, which was a foul tip by David Wright and 1 pitched by Tropeano (Astros) against the Mets on 9/28/14 against Daniel Murphy. Plus, CWS baseball signed by all the members of 2012 team that went to College World Series.

Maybe, I'll open a Stony Brook sports museum one day! ;D
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: SaltySeawolf on January 01, 2015, 10:21:44 pm
UNH beat us at home last year for our only home conference loss last season.  Chris Pelcher had a monster game.  He was a good player for UNH.  They have no one who can even come close to matching up with Jameel this year.  As a matter of fact there are no bigs in the league this year at all.  Last year Albany, UNH, Maine, and Vermont all had very formidable centers.  I hope the team continues to focus on getting Jameel touches.  He has proven without a doubt that he will pass it out to the open man.  I also don't want to be unrealistic, but I would love to see him average 15 rebounds a game in conference play this season.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: SOUTHERN GENTLEMAN on January 03, 2015, 04:37:26 pm
Solid win over UNH. One request. We have  a new $20 million arena. Can we hire someone to produce the broadcast that knows when to pull back the shot from the foul shooter to actually show if the shot goes in the basket. That and the replays are driving me crazy.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 04, 2015, 02:34:54 pm
yeah and at one point the announcer referred to mitchell as miller, and the camera wasnt showing either.  it was puriefoy.

anyone going up to columbia on tues night?  tickets are $10.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on January 04, 2015, 04:50:42 pm
I'll probably be going. I work in the Upper East Side so I should be able to make it. Never been to Columbia's gym before but I'm sure those Ivy suckers will be arrogant. Time to squash those egos tuesday night!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 05, 2015, 10:59:21 am
Crazy Eddie- let me know if you're going- i may head up there.

-CoB
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 05, 2015, 03:59:30 pm
http://sbstatesman.com/2015/01/04/stony-brook-athletics-no-longer-shocking-the-world-with-successes/

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Stony Brook athletics no longer shocking the world with successes

It was all over ESPN’s “SportsCenter” last Sunday. The show’s highlight package showcased redshirt freshman Roland Nyama’s diving steal, junior point guard Carson Puriefoy’s game-tying three pointer and junior Jameel Warney’s banker that put the team ahead for good. In fact, the Seawolves even earned themselves a blurb in the New York Times. That is a great capstone moment for an athletic department that had not really had one yet.

The thing is, athletic success is nothing new at Stony Brook. Everybody already has an idea who the Stony Brook Seawolves are. It is no longer about launching the rocket ship.

Instead, “the sky is the limit for the Seawolves,” as Director of Athletics Shawn Heilbron said at his introductory press conference back in May.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 06, 2015, 09:33:19 am
columbia game tonight- its snowing up here!!!

they played kentucky tight in kentucky, beat hofstra, nearly beat us on opening day at IFCU. 

what we know from last game- they cant hit free throws.  they take a helluva lot of threes (24!!!) but hit ten, thats still 30 points.  they barely use their bench.  if i remember right, their game originates with their guards.  mcgrew had a huge day and warney provides the possessions with O/D rebounds.

i expect we out rebound them. 

im 30% going, so let me know if anyone else is.  GO SB
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 06, 2015, 06:19:12 pm
stuck at work... sorry crazy eddie i wont make it!!!  will watch later.  GO SB
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on January 06, 2015, 06:47:27 pm
Is anyone having problems trying to open up the Audio link for the game? Adobe said it's a corrupt file. Who is  the  computer geek on this forum that can help me out???
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 06, 2015, 07:13:22 pm
speaking of tech issues... the einsteens at columbia loaded SBU into their gametracker and it populated as st. bonnies.  no one's fixed it. http://www.gocolumbialions.com/liveStats/v2/basketball/index.dbml?GAME_STAT_ID=1808769&db_oem_id=9600
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 06, 2015, 08:51:48 pm
btw the Ivy league wants $16 to watch this one online... yeah, id rather get into a cab for $16 and go see the game live. 

UA is knotted up with UNH with 2min left. 

good win tonight.  GO SB
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on January 07, 2015, 01:07:38 am
Just got back from my first college basketball doubleheader on the coldest day in NYC this winter. Despite the brutal conditions I was able to attend the Stony Brook @ Columbia game and then took a quick ride on the 1 Train down to the Garden to watch TOP 25 College basketball between St. John's v. Villanova. Night was awesome. We had a small but proud group of Stony Brook fans and were treated to a great win. It always makes me happy to beat any team from the Ivy league. It might not be a top tier conference, but its still a solid mid major. Warney a bunch of points. Its entertaining to see him play, no doubt! Overall I'm happy with the effort and the W.

Villanova-St. Johns was fantastic and had a nice 8k+ crowd at the garden. Its hard to see how top notch college basketball no longer draws great crowds at the Garden... What's wrong with NYC???!

Besides that there wasn't much. Almost had an accident on bicycle as I rode from work so my best bet was to leave it in a rack @ Columbia. I'm okay and a PROUD Seawolves.

GO STONY BROOK!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 07, 2015, 09:03:09 am
crazy eddie- thanks for attending the game- on bicycle- in the snow- in the freezing cold!  SB needs about a 200,000 more fans like you. 

and of course, this is why you are crazy eddie.  its gonna be insaaaaaneeeee!!!  :)  ;D
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on January 07, 2015, 09:43:41 am
That is some **** Fan-dom, hitting the NYC streets on a bike as part of a basketball doubleheader! I live about 2 miles from SBU and joke with my son that we need to ride our bikes to a game some day. Man, no excuses now.

Here's hoping the Seawolves stay heated up for the trip to UVM this weekend.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on January 08, 2015, 12:29:02 pm
WE all love our seawolves so I try to go to games when I can. I still haven't visited our new Arena so I need to make to a game there soon. Hopefully I'll make one of the games coming up soon.

Lets go Seawolves!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 08, 2015, 02:33:12 pm
we're about halfway through.  lets have a look at the #s so far:

attendance: 19k (2723 per game).  of course depends on whether, opponent, and holidays or other events.  good but not great considering the grand opening.  also away attendance is 30k.  B-

record: 10-6, a few shouldve won games (hof, princeton, canisius).  horrible 2-6 road record.  B-

shooting %: .420 which is solid (and beats our opponent's total), though i have to say with warney (and even mcgrew to an extent) commanding such a chunk of those field goals, that # is then a bit low.  C

threes: .325 which is not good and lags behind our opposition.  this costs us so much.  but then again, it arguably won the washington game.  carson and thrower shouldnt be taking these; mitchell nyama and sekunda have been a nice surprise.  D+

charity stripe: i know in the NBA a good % is over 85% and that's not the case in the NCAA.  but .662 isnt great.  it is on par with our opponents though.  have we lost a lot of close games?  not really.  so maybe better FT shooting wouldve helped, cant really say.  and yes, mitchell shoots better from three-land live than on the foul line!  B

rebounds: blowing teams away 41 to 31 on average.  thats critical.  we especially crush opponents on O rebounds.  obviously, its all warney and mcgrew.  A+

fouls: we foul less than our competition, but that doesnt paint the entire picture at all.  are they ill-timed fouls?  do they prevent scores?  do our opponents score?  have our foul-outs cost us?  have our players in foul trouble been kept off the floor when needed?  how often do we meet double bonus? 

turnovers: 202 total, almost 13 a game.  B-

blocks: warney with 40 in only 16 games.  manchild.  A
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on January 09, 2015, 08:29:46 am
Great stats Chairman shows just where we stand 
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on January 27, 2015, 11:42:24 pm
Gotta beat Hartford tomorrow. Lets go Seawolves!!!

I hope everyone is safe after this storm. L.I got hit pretty hard today. Here in NYC it wasn't to bad.

Tomorrow's game is going to be on ESPN3.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on January 28, 2015, 08:05:22 pm
Started out bad... but now Warney has a chance to tie. Lets goooo
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on January 28, 2015, 09:00:23 pm
HARTFORD led for most of the game but Stony in control with less than a minute to go. Lets go seawolves
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 28, 2015, 09:41:55 pm
close at the end but pulled out a good home win.  didnt see the whole game.  GO SB
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on January 28, 2015, 10:18:47 pm
Just home from the game. Nyama a big night, McGrew was solid throughout. Felt like Puriefoy and Mitchell were both sparks midway through the second half that turned things around. Next two games will be tough and telling to see if SBU can hang near the top--a lot can happen during the next half of conference play. If UA indeed runs away with the regular season title, a #2 seed would be nice.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Wolfie_MD on January 28, 2015, 10:45:38 pm
Hartford always shows great ability from beyond the arc, I figured this was gonna be a tough game. Here are my takeaways:

1. Puriefoy is starting to play more like his old self- he attacked the hoop much more in the 2nd half. He's still not where he was at earlier this half but much ahead of where he was the last few games. He finished the game very strongly. He's the one guy who we can rely on to hit FT late in the game.

2. McGrew still continues to produce- he was a beast on the glass and remains one of the most underrated players in the conference.

3. Kam and DeShaun each hit huge threes. Kam's three point shot was a huge momentum changer

Overall, big stretch coming up. If we can knock off Vermont and next week that will be huge. Getting a top 2 seed in the conference tourney would be fantastic. Given our recent performances against UVM/Albany (especially the butt kicking in Burlinton) we should be the underdog against UVM.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on January 29, 2015, 09:58:31 am
Looks like UNH game has been added to the Amerca East live streaming schedule (Noon: 1/31).
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 29, 2015, 10:03:13 am
and yes, Albany beat UVm and in other news UNH defeated Maine.  they're 5-3 with a 1 point loss to Hart, 2 point loss to UA, and us by 10.  they also beat vermont last week. 
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on January 31, 2015, 02:38:41 pm
A solid beating at the hands of UNH today and, frankly, just some rather flat, uninspiring performances throughout conference play.

There is only one prize at the end of the AE tunnel--winning the conference tournament. Any hope left for that this year? Time to turn attention to LAX and baseball? Seems there is a significantly diminished buzz about this team and its chances this year after all the lofty hopes and predictions.

Discuss....
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on January 31, 2015, 03:11:19 pm
A solid beating at the hands of UNH today and, frankly, just some rather flat, uninspiring performances throughout conference play.

There is only one prize at the end of the AE tunnel--winning the conference tournament. Any hope left for that this year? Time to turn attention to LAX and baseball? Seems there is a significantly diminished buzz about this team and its chances this year after all the lofty hopes and predictions.

Discuss....
I didn't watch the entire game but  what i did see, this team is finished, done. SB is completely useless on the road this year . Even if we make it to the Championship game, probably up in Albany, SB will get blown out.....I cant believe how atrocious they are with the 3 ball this year. Not one single player on this team can shoot from the Perimeter, not one. Same holds true at the foul line. Tre is the only player we have who is a consistent foul shooter.. Hopefully next season will be better with Woodhouse stepping in as guard but as far as our other shooting guards are concerned, there's problems!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on January 31, 2015, 03:34:58 pm
fourth place seems generous at this point.

then again, first/second/third has never really worked for us!!!

GO SB!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on January 31, 2015, 03:58:57 pm
Considering that among the better teams Hartford is even less inspiring than SBU right now, I'd say a 4 seed looking like about the right spot unless there are some drastic changes. And considering AE tournament history, that ain't a bad spot to have.

You look at individuals on this team and their potential (and within the context that this is still the AE conference) and you still have to think, man, they are still just as good as anyone out there. UA's Rowley having a great year, but you have to say Warney remains the class of the conference. McGrew is a solid #2 man down low, and while Puriefoy is slumping he's still one of the better guards. After that, say what you want, but at least SBU has some athletes. History suggests that as long as you've got 2 or 3 good players and a few others who don't screw up you have a shot in the AE.

Yet something is wrong. This just doesn't seem like a team that is capable of elevating their play right now. Aside from occasional spurts, outside shooting is horrible. Offensive movement--be that via passing or driving--is not attacking well and there just seems to be a lot of stalled perimeter nothingness happening. Today I thought the defense, too, was just as horrible (UNH has been playing well, but c'mon they're not that good!). Feels disconcerting at this point of the season, too, that there seems to be a mad scramble to figure out who can play and what rotations will work.

Well, stranger things have happened and it still only comes down to who can win 3 straight in March....
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on January 31, 2015, 10:53:11 pm
 True go 16-0 lose in March and go home for  the NIT Bid.    We cant afford any more losses  and Vermont is here next weekend that is now a must win .
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on February 01, 2015, 02:50:46 am
I screwed up. I thought this game was gonna happen tomorrow. I swear I though it was Sunday. But It seems like i didn't miss out on much. Its a shame that we are losing to teams like UNH. I hope we are not going back to the pre-2010 era. SBU family deserves better. This group of players deserves better. There is a talent... WHAT THE FU*K are we missing?!?!?

I don't wanna hit the panic button... But I can't avoid it. I feel like our season is slipping away... again...

And I don't wanna hear anything about UNH beating Vermont a couple of weeks ago. Doesn't make feel any better
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on February 01, 2015, 09:14:02 am
Took this off the Basketball Forum. This fan basically sums it up.. As nice of a guy coack Pikell is he could quite possibly be at his peak and will never get SB into the NCAA. WHY THE HELL WAS HE PLAYING SCOTT KING AND THE REST OF THE DEEP BENCH PLAYERS????

"this what happens when you dont respect teams. SBU did not respect UNH and UNH beat the crap out of them. When you play your 9th, 10th and 11th men this will happen.

The best team in this league plays 8 guys. and is now 8-0. we all talk about how great of a coach will brown but maybe he just knows that to win basketball games you cant play your 9th, 10th and 11th man on the team . Maybe basketball is that simple. just play your best players."
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on February 03, 2015, 09:21:12 pm
 Our season is just about over . I see one and done in the tournament . I expect a  Vermont win Saturday that's 4 losses . Then we still have Albany and Hartford on the road.  Wait till next year guys
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on February 04, 2015, 03:16:24 am
Honestly, its not over till its ACTUALLY over. As pissed as I am we need to realize that it all comes down to the last two weekend of AE tournament play. We learned this the hard way in previous years. But we still have a shot. The guys just need to play harder. Lets get em boys. Beat VERMONT!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on February 04, 2015, 04:39:03 am
Our season is just about over . I see one and done in the tournament . I expect a  Vermont win Saturday that's 4 losses . Then we still have Albany and Hartford on the road.  Wait till next year guys
I can't throw the towel in on the team just yet. Saturday game against Vermont will be a good Barometer in deciding the direction this team is going. You can't win a conference and make it into the NCAA when you have one really good player on a team, (Warney) and one decent player, (McGrew) and the rest of the team is horrible. Yes i said it, HORRIBLE!!!  We talk about " next year" but the team remains the same except for Woodhouse playing for 1 year, and who knows how good or bad he is!

There comes a point in time where your head coach needs to step up and take blame for his team. The time is near for our head coach to take the Podium and take blame!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on February 04, 2015, 11:23:47 am
I'll be there Saturday, although I have to admit feeling less-than-optimistic. Could be:

1. A week off for physical and, maybe more importantly, mental reassessment does the team good, they come out with fresh legs and minds, play like they are capable, get a decisive win, and return into the conversation as a equal chance among four to win the tournament

or

2. Recent status quo, maybe keep it close in the first half, then too much speed/too many matchup problems, and UVM gets a surprisingly easy win. 

No coming back this year if #2 happens, methinks.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 04, 2015, 03:21:22 pm
cmon SB get mentally tough- like that day in Washington.

GO SB
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on February 04, 2015, 03:26:39 pm
cmon SB get mentally tough- like that day in Washington.

GO SB
I'll be at the game as always cheering the boys on, thats all i can do!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on February 04, 2015, 05:25:09 pm
I'll be at the game as always cheering the boys on, thats all i can do!!!!!
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Me too--Don't let us down, fellas!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on February 05, 2015, 05:02:43 pm
And why isn't SB, the AE favorite, not picked to be part of the ESPN3 wildcard games???

http://www.americaeast.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14000&ATCLID=209877282
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on February 05, 2015, 09:47:23 pm
Simple... Stony Brook is not top tier right now. Humiliating. the past few years we have been in the top or close to the top so it made sense to add us to any wildcard game. Now? not so much :(

time to prove people wrong!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on February 06, 2015, 10:36:15 am
Yes, somebody at ESPN is paying attention and knows who the top 3 teams are. In the lowly AE, SBU simply not interesting enough to watch right now.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 07, 2015, 08:32:30 am
for what its worth- washington has spun out of control after the SB loss: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/264/washington-huskies

big game tonight.  GO SB
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: SaltySeawolf on February 07, 2015, 10:10:17 pm
Worst regular season loss in program history.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Wolfie_MD on February 07, 2015, 10:22:17 pm
Embarrassing loss overall. Crowd was amazing, too bad they had to watch that unbearable performance.

Looking forward to getting bounced earlier in the AE tourney. At some point, its great that Pikiell turned around this program but its been 10 years now since he took over. I don't even want to know how this team would luck if Pikiell didn't luck into Warney.

Vermont (and Albany) are better coached teams right now.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on February 07, 2015, 10:33:55 pm
"Worst regular season loss in program history."

Yeah, I'd go along with that. At least from what I've seen going back pretty regularly for about 15 years. Can't recall a regular season game with something significant at stake and such a collapse.

I'd like to see some light/hope here. In fact, that's what my son and I were discussing on the ride home. With some young AE teams (UVM, UNH) making great strides upwards along with knowing UA will always be there, it's even hard to imagine any hope to break through for the Warney years with this supporting cast. And you don't get to build around a guy like Warney very often.

Simply because the bottom half of the AE is so weak it's likely SBU stumbles into a 4 seed. It's difficult to imagine anything beyond a first-round win this year.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on February 08, 2015, 09:21:28 am
for what its worth- washington has spun out of control after the SB loss: http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/264/washington-huskies

Looks like the Seawolves did likewise!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 09, 2015, 02:04:49 pm
heard that on 2/17 albany lacrosse alums Miles Thompson and Lyle Thompson will be at SEFCU with the Tewaaraton Trophy for photos and autographs prior to the Men’s Basketball game vs Stony Brook.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 11, 2015, 07:31:39 pm
looking good just before half up 25-12.  bc cant shoot.  tre driving the hoop well.  i feel like im watching this game in black and white due ot bc's grey uniforms...
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on February 11, 2015, 07:43:52 pm
Warney on the Bench and once again, SB goes flat. This is a huge problem going forward!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 11, 2015, 08:56:37 pm
shaky at times but got a road win.  by 12.  warney in foul trouble.  i think our 3% was awful but ill wait for the stats... GO SB
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on February 13, 2015, 10:18:58 am
I took a well needed rest from the fan board after the SBU loss to Vermont. I needed that. I'm back in full force now. I was too angry to be here.

All i can say is. We need to stay positive even though we don't have many reasons to be. At the end of the day... our chances of making the NCAA are exactly the same as there were the past four years if you think about it. So lets hope the guys bounce back and play as hard as they can. MARCH Is around the corner.

Go Seawolves
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 14, 2015, 03:41:43 pm
not a very exciting game.  good to clear the bench though and get yet another home win.  but we are going to have to show up for the VT and UA games at some point.  GO SB
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Wolfie_MD on February 14, 2015, 05:09:11 pm
It's always nice to win conference games but Maine seems less and less like a DI team. They are easily the worst team in the conference...at least UMBC has the excuse that it rolls with 7 players. Overall, solid win but does not make me any more optimistic about making the tourney this year.

Who would have thought Stony Brook was headed to the #4 seed? Losing Warney after next year leaves me less than enthused about the future
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on February 14, 2015, 05:23:09 pm
It's always nice to win conference games but Maine seems less and less like a DI team. They are easily the worst team in the conference...at least UMBC has the excuse that it rolls with 7 players. Overall, solid win but does not make me any more optimistic about making the tourney this year.

Who would have thought Stony Brook was headed to the #4 seed? Losing Warney after next year leaves me less than enthused about the future
I have been thinking about that since the start of the season. If Coach P doesn't find a PF Transfer to replace Warney, SB will be fighting for last place in the conference. Maine will be running rings around us. Coach P brought in Petrus to be Warney replacement and he calls him " work in progress" Have you seen Petrus play? He is not a division 1 player, maybe div2 at best!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on February 14, 2015, 09:00:46 pm
the Warney types are hard to find at our level. He is a big time player could play in any power conference . Petrus is not the answer either so I hope the staff is out beating the bushes   now for a 4 or 5 star center  and hope they sign him.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: captaindj21 on February 14, 2015, 09:04:31 pm
4 or 5 star centers don't come to Stony Brook.  Same thing happened when Dougher, Brenton, Carter and Joyner graduated.  They figured it out then, they'll figure out after 15-16
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on February 15, 2015, 06:04:27 pm
Im well aware you will not see a 4 or 5 star kid in our uniform in most any sport that's reality . But you are right  they will   figure it out  hopefully .
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 17, 2015, 07:47:30 pm
just before half, we were down 11.  UA is hot for threes; SB is cold from everywhere.  hooley is playing a bit.  warney is blocking everything.

UA is crushing SB with offensive rebounds.  which wouldnt be a problem, except that we have warney and mcgrew. 

then, UA going into a zone at times.  pikiell wisely plays king to get some outside threat and free up warney.  king puts up a quick 8 points, cold off the bench.  closed the half down 2, which is great because last time we lost by 30.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 17, 2015, 08:56:53 pm
SB took a small lead with about 5min left.  UA went hot again from the perimeter.  chipped away and closed the gap.  SB played well in the waning minutes in a tight situation.  puriefoy especially. 

game ball- scott king.  huge day for SB. 
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on February 17, 2015, 09:10:36 pm
just before half, we were down 11.  UA is hot for threes; SB is cold from everywhere.  hooley is playing a bit.  warney is blocking everything.

UA is crushing SB with offensive rebounds.  which wouldnt be a problem, except that we have warney and mcgrew. 

then, UA going into a zone at times.  pikiell wisely plays king to get some outside threat and free up warney.  king puts up a quick 8 points, cold off the bench.  closed the half down 2, which is great because last time we lost by 30.

And why hasn't Scott King been playing all year, thats a question for coach P has to answer... Coach P decided to play Petrus when King played well the last 2 years. I dont get it!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Tml on February 17, 2015, 09:10:46 pm
Anybody still want to write the team and the season off?

Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on February 17, 2015, 09:20:11 pm
Nice win for SBU. Hopefully this bodes well for the rest of the month and signals an upswing. It's a perfect time to have one, and even more than the win it has got to feel great to simply play really well through to the end against a top conference team. Pair this positive effort with the disastrous collapse against UVM and you gotta hope the players think that kind of thing won't happen again. 

And, hey, Scott KING!

Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: BigFatFan on February 17, 2015, 10:01:56 pm
great win, nice time to get hot, make a strong closing run and win the conference title. 
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on February 17, 2015, 10:12:14 pm
This is probably their best win since beating Washington. Sold all around effort
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Wolfie_MD on February 17, 2015, 11:19:56 pm
Solid win, could not hit a three to save our lives and we still win.

We just have to get the ball to Warney instead of trying to be cute. There is nobody in this conference that can defensively stop him.

I've always been intrigued by Scott King- he's a great shooter and has good size. He was so good as a redshirt freshman so it baffles me that he hasn't emerged this year.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: captaindj21 on February 17, 2015, 11:24:32 pm
Two different players playing two different positions. Petrus is a 5, King's a 3 playing the 4 position.  Why post something that makes zero sense?
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on February 18, 2015, 01:37:08 am
We are back in this. Lets goooi
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on February 18, 2015, 01:47:35 am
I'm very happy of tonight's victory @ Albany. The boys haven't given up. We can't give up on them either. I can't deny that it is disappointing also to be in this position but we have to stick with the boys till the end.


LETS GO SEAWOLVES!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on February 18, 2015, 04:42:41 am
Two different players playing two different positions. Petrus is a 5, King's a 3 playing the 4 position.  Why post something that makes zero sense?

King is effective playing the Perimeter and in the paint and is a decent defender. He was last year as well. My question is, What took coach P so long to play him this year?? For most of this season coach P would rotate Petrus in and out of the rotation on a daily basis and his time on the floor was horrible... Petrus is obviously not ready to play Div1 ball.

At this stage of the game, so late in the season, a head coach should know who is ready to play and who isn't.. Coach P waited so long to sit Petrus out and rotate King... I still dont get it..... If this makes zero sense to you then you know nothing about Basketball!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 18, 2015, 09:12:59 am
so we are still in fourth and you know maybe that's where we want to be???  havent we gone into the tourney at 1 or 2 the last few years???

http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/jameel-warney-scores-20-as-stony-brook-upsets-albany-1.9949332
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 18, 2015, 09:23:12 am
just before half, we were down 11.  UA is hot for threes; SB is cold from everywhere.  hooley is playing a bit.  warney is blocking everything.

UA is crushing SB with offensive rebounds.  which wouldnt be a problem, except that we have warney and mcgrew. 

then, UA going into a zone at times.  pikiell wisely plays king to get some outside threat and free up warney.  king puts up a quick 8 points, cold off the bench.  closed the half down 2, which is great because last time we lost by 30.

And why hasn't Scott King been playing all year, thats a question for coach P has to answer... Coach P decided to play Petrus when King played well the last 2 years. I dont get it!!!!

i also liked king very much a few years back and thought the same... maybe he's just better suited as an off the bench player.  built like a 5 but has an outside shot.  teams dont see him coming.  its a nice change-up for SB.

lets not forget though that while we finished strong, the team played pretty poorly for the first 15min, falling down 10-11 points for a while.  lots of credit for the team coming into the harsh environment at SEFCU with a reinvigorated danes squad that got hooley back.

i agree with wolfieMD on warney- get him the ball in the low post and his sky hook from 4-5 feet is 80%.  and that's even when he goes lefty. 

we should close out with three more wins- bingo, UML, hart.  if so, that makes SB 21-10, 12-4.  Vermont has to play UNH and at Albany, lost to both last time around (but of course, beat SB twice).  so Vermont and Albany have the first round locked up at home.  UNH has to travel to Vermont which could be an interesting game...
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: BigFatFan on February 18, 2015, 10:44:00 am
I think going into the tourney in 4th position is good.  play loose and with a chip on your shoulder.  we've got two huge wins this season, so the boys should know what they are capable of if they keep focused the entire game.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on February 18, 2015, 11:25:00 am
Still games to play, but if both SBU and UNH win out (with UNH having a tough game left at UVM), doesn't SBU have the #3 spot based on beating UA (that is, if UA holds on to #1)?
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: SaltySeawolf on February 18, 2015, 01:04:45 pm
If SB takes care of business they will finish 3rd.  If Albany finishes first then SBU has the tie breaker advantage of having beaten the number one team.  If UVM finishes first that means they will have beaten UNH and UNH will have 5 losses.  As long as we beat Maine, Bing and Hartford we are locked into 3.  The only way we can get to 2 is if UVM loses its next 3.  If they lost to both Albany and UNH to get to 4 losses they would still have the tie breaker over us.  There is a scenario where Vermont, UNH and SBU could all end up with 4 losses.  I don't know what happens there but I think being swept by Vermont could be our undoing there and push us to 4.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on February 18, 2015, 10:36:04 pm
Whoa...cannot believe there is a semi-realistic chance of a two seed after tonight.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on February 19, 2015, 08:44:57 am
Let's just hope that the Seawolves don't fall into the same trap of over-confidence against Bing that Vermont just did!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 19, 2015, 08:54:14 am
wow wow wow... the next two VT games were big to begin with and just got bigger...

then again, do we really want to be a top two seed!!!   ;) ;D :-*
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on February 21, 2015, 03:20:09 pm
we better not fall to Binghamton today! Lets go Seawolves.

This has to be one of the weakest Vermont teams I've seen in a while. That program is going downhill
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on February 25, 2015, 10:17:59 am
O.K.  Let's get that last big regular season home win!! One never knows; maybe the Seawolves will snag a 2-seed!!  At least let's hope they run the table, with wins against UML and Hartford.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 25, 2015, 10:26:36 am
we should get another 20 win season- and also note that in IFCU, we are currently 11-2 (that's a good feeling!).  also the ladies are 11-3. 

combined 22 and 5, not bad!

GO SB
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on February 25, 2015, 05:48:30 pm
LETS GO SEAWOLVES!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 25, 2015, 08:13:19 pm
UML just doesnt have anyone near the size to cover Warney.  mcgrew and nyama have 15 boards so far.  UML has 16 total.

btw Scott King is out in full force again.  48-32 SB just after half.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on February 25, 2015, 09:03:01 pm
Another Win boysssss.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 25, 2015, 09:18:49 pm
got 20.  we are 12-2 at IFCU but wont mean much if we collapse in the tourney.

in other news.  albany blasted UMBC.  hartford beat maine.  and vermont beat NH by 15.  that puts SB in third with one game to go.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on February 25, 2015, 09:42:11 pm
Not sure about this, but is SBU locked in at #3 now? If they lose and UNH wins last game that leaves them tied, but does SBU have the tiebreak for beating UA?

Assuming so and assuming the top 4 win the first round, that puts SBU at UVM and UNH at UA. In a perfect Seawolves World SBU FINALLY wins at UVM and UNH upsets UA.

Pretty hard to find an AE tournament in recent memory where there were not significant upset wins by lower seeds.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on February 26, 2015, 11:56:58 am
SBU is locked at #3 no matter what
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on February 28, 2015, 08:57:49 pm
about to beat hartford.

albany beat vermont by 6- they are now 15-1.  where SB has been a few times.  Vermont is 12-4.  id actually be more worried about them.

in other news NH beat maine, as expected.  so with SB at 6, we play UML.  do i have that right?
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on February 28, 2015, 09:06:54 pm
I'm quite certain we play Binghamton in the first round and Vermont at vermont in the Quarterfinals. Assuming the fav wins both!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: laxnation on March 01, 2015, 05:30:47 am
about to beat hartford.

albany beat vermont by 6- they are now 15-1.  where SB has been a few times.  Vermont is 12-4.  id actually be more worried about them.

in other news NH beat maine, as expected.  so with SB at 6, we play UML.  do i have that right?
I'm pretty sure UML is still not eligible to play in the America East playoffs.
Vermont is a team that's not that good - there's a reason why Stony Brook was up by 17 against them in the last meeting between these two teams before the meltdown by the Seawolves. This Vermont team is the weakest team they have had in the last several years - they actually lost to Binghamton this season. Still, it would have been nice for Stony Brook to have the 2 seed.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 01, 2015, 06:52:55 am
about to beat hartford.

albany beat vermont by 6- they are now 15-1.  where SB has been a few times.  Vermont is 12-4.  id actually be more worried about them.

in other news NH beat maine, as expected.  so with SB at 6, we play UML.  do i have that right?
I'm pretty sure UML is still not eligible to play in the America East playoffs.
Vermont is a team that's not that good - there's a reason why Stony Brook was up by 17 against them in the last meeting between these two teams before the meltdown by the Seawolves. This Vermont team is the weakest team they have had in the last several years - they actually lost to Binghamton this season. Still, it would have been nice for Stony Brook to have the 2 seed.
Problem is. SB has that Monkey on it's back every time they travel to Vermont.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 01, 2015, 07:57:57 am
yes- thats right, UML is out.  thanks for reminding me.  hopefully SB peaks at the right time this year. 

if we can beat #13 washington on the road, then beating UA and VT in the tournament is mental and doable.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on March 01, 2015, 10:38:05 am
The assumption is from most and perhaps all (myself included) is that the top 4 AE teams will all get through the first round, but in a single-elimination format anything can happen (and history suggests pretty heavily that the eventual final game will not be #1 vs #2 seeds).

Bing has some athletes and could easily knock SBU out, and it's just as likely in a couple of weeks after some upsets that we have the AE final here on LI.

Hopefully there are a bunch of great games and some (perhaps new) heroes emerge at the end of it all. SBU appears to be playing as well as anyone right now.

To add, SBU has been handed some pretty fortunate gifts to host important tournament games in recent history, and things ain't worked out too well. If it comes down to the need to win two at tough places like UVM and UA, I say good--an appropriate chance to really earn a title after falling flat with some home opportunities!

Best of luck SBU. I'll be there Weds night...
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on March 01, 2015, 05:49:57 pm
 The only upset I would  see in this first round is Hartford beating UNH .  Other than that UA VT and us should win easily .
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 02, 2015, 10:13:07 pm
warney POY: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/030215aaa.html
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on March 03, 2015, 08:51:25 am
warney POY: http://www.stonybrookathletics.com/sports/m-baskbl/spec-rel/030215aaa.html

Certainly well deserved!!  Now, let's hope Jameel can reproduce his last performance at Hartford several times over to get the Seawolves to the dance!!

I was also very happy to see that McGrew got some recognition (All-conference 3rd team) for the key role he has played all year.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on March 03, 2015, 06:50:49 pm
Lets go Seawolves!!!! Big day tmr
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on March 04, 2015, 07:28:43 pm
16 all. Not to happy how this game is going right now. C'mon wolves! pick it up
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 04, 2015, 09:06:03 pm
too close for me...

albany and vermont advance too.  UNH in OT with Hart. 
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 04, 2015, 09:12:32 pm
unh wins.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on March 04, 2015, 10:25:43 pm
Fun game to watch vs Bing. Not the best basketball, but lots of athletic play and wild exchanges. Congrats to Bing for bringing a tough game and nearly pulling it out. Well, a win gets a trip to UVM...best of luck up there SBU.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on March 05, 2015, 09:32:27 am
Early thoughts vs UVM:

IF 1) the DPOY and POY plays like a resounding DPOY and POY, and 2) the 1st Team guard plays like a 1st Team guard, and 3) the 3rd Team power forward has a solid game, and 4) two others among the Nyama/Thrower/King/Mitchell/Sturdivant platoon play well then SBU has a chance.

If any one of those four things does not happen, I would say not a good outcome for SBU.

Good luck gentlemen! After the collapse vs UVM at home in the regular season, you can't ask for a better opportunity for payback (not only for this season, but for the long history at Patrick!)
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 05, 2015, 09:59:27 am
Early thoughts vs UVM:

IF 1) the DPOY and POY plays like a resounding DPOY and POY, and 2) the 1st Team guard plays like a 1st Team guard, and 3) the 3rd Team power forward has a solid game, and 4) two others among the Nyama/Thrower/King/Mitchell/Sturdivant platoon play well then SBU has a chance.

If any one of those four things does not happen, I would say not a good outcome for SBU.

Good luck gentlemen! After the collapse vs UVM at home in the regular season, you can't ask for a better opportunity for payback (not only for this season, but for the long history at Patrick!)

I agree.... Interesting thing. Vermont has 1 more Freshman on their team than we do. If you compare Apples to Apples, Stony Brook has more talent and is a more talented team then Vermont with our POY, Warney and Purifoy So, theoretically speaking we should win... One would think SB should win this game, but wait!!!!! It still comes down to coaching and that's where the line in the sand is drawn
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on March 06, 2015, 06:03:46 pm
I don't see a win Sunday . Mentally this is our choke season and at Vermont to boot.  I see the Catamounts winning by 10 or more.   
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: captaindj21 on March 06, 2015, 07:25:30 pm
Stony Brook appreciates your support!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 06, 2015, 07:25:50 pm
I don't see a win Sunday . Mentally this is our choke season and at Vermont to boot.  I see the Catamounts winning by 10 or more.   
Glad you said it Seawolf97 and not me, but I have to agree. I got my fingers crossed for an upset because i really want SB to play Albany in the Championship!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 06, 2015, 07:40:44 pm
Stony Brook appreciates your support!
Message boards and Forums are made to discuss and talk about anything and everything  related to your sport. Seawolf97 is entitled to voice his opinion just like you are. In Regards to SB  winning on Sunday, I agree with Seawolf.  I think it's a long shot because Vermont Freshmans bench is deep and our bench is not. If we win this game then I will be the first one in Albany to watch the Championship!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Wolfie_MD on March 06, 2015, 08:36:51 pm
I'm going into this game knowing we'll be the underdog. Never confident going into Patrick. If our guys play up to their potential we will have a chance. The perimeter defense needs to improve for sure. UVM had so many open looks the last game. Warney can't stop O'Day for some reason- maybe we would do better with McGrew on him? I'm looking forward to the game- hoping for a pleasant surprise.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on March 06, 2015, 08:51:21 pm
I would love to see an upset with a win for us and UNH knocking off Albany.  That would the Championship game to Long Island.    This  team like previous teams has mental breakdowns around this time every year that's what scares me . But they have to play the game  hopefully they have it figured out by Sunday afternoon.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on March 07, 2015, 09:29:46 am
Working in both SBU and UNH's favor is that there were no upsets in round one, and aren't there ALWAYS upsets in the AE tourney? I would think it stands to reason that at least one of these teams gets a W in the semis.

Let's hope the forces flying around up in the sky that control these sorts of things are not sleeping this weekend. Oh, and maybe playing a spirited game up and beyond abilities will help, too! Good luck SBU.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Toonami on March 07, 2015, 10:49:26 am
 I'm going to be optimistic and say it's easy to beat a team twice in a season, the third time is a lot tougher. I think we've experienced this ourselves in previous seasons so may the odds be in our favor.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: seawolfemeritus on March 07, 2015, 11:16:54 am
Gotta love these message boards because they provide a forum for the classic fair-weather fans and bandwagon jumpers. Lose at Vermont...team sucks, players choked, fire the coaches. Win at Vermont...see you in Albany!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 07, 2015, 01:15:31 pm
Gotta love these message boards because they provide a forum for the classic fair-weather fans and bandwagon jumpers. Lose at Vermont...team sucks, players choked, fire the coaches. Win at Vermont...see you in Albany!
What is your point, seawolfmeritus. The majority of posters on this site are veterans. You are the fair weather fan. I think most of us on this Forum are entitled to their opinions because of their moral and monetary support over the years!!!!!! 
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: seawolfemeritus on March 07, 2015, 07:10:33 pm
n/m
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on March 08, 2015, 01:51:43 am
I'm extremely nervous for tomorrow. I don't know what to say. I don't feel confident... especially playing @ Burlington a place that hasn't treated us well... add to that the fact we played Binghamton to close for comfort and it could be terrible

Which team will show up? the one that beat Pac-12 Washington... or the one that loss to UNH... I'm hoping for the best

Go Seawolves
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on March 08, 2015, 01:58:52 am
Regarding fair-weather fans. Most of have been here since this great little website was opened. Don't get fooled. We follow this team to heart. But if things are not going well... we not gonna hide it.

I personally think Pikiell has done a lot of good for Stony Brook, but the program has plateau and we need a bid already. If this year, then I'll be happy and advocate for him to stay. Otherwise we have to start looking for a coach that gets us to the next level... Its the reality of the business of basketball. You invest to grow the brand and get more followers, but you also need to win those significant games

I'm hoping for the best tomorrow.

SEAWOLVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111 
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 08, 2015, 07:02:32 am
I'm extremely nervous for tomorrow. I don't know what to say. I don't feel confident... especially playing @ Burlington a place that hasn't treated us well... add to that the fact we played Binghamton to close for comfort and it could be terrible

Which team will show up? the one that beat Pac-12 Washington... or the one that loss to UNH... I'm hoping for the best

Go Seawolves
If Warney can defend O'Day and keep him from scoring, we win. If our 3 ball starts dropping, we win.. It's that simple. We can't be throwing bricks all day long at the rim and turning the ball over... Purifoy needs to be on fire and McGrew needs to play his best basketball.. I really think Warney is the key to today's win and needs to play like the POY that he is, then we could win this!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 08, 2015, 09:16:11 am
... forget washington- even if they play the way they did against albany last time out- that should be good enough for a W.  GO SEAWOLVES
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on March 08, 2015, 01:40:51 pm
Getting burned with the 3s early on. Gotta step up the defense. Lets go boys. Vermont leading by 11.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 08, 2015, 01:41:48 pm
Disgusting game so far for SB. 3 timeouts in 9 minutes.  God help SB when Warney graduates! !!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Tml on March 08, 2015, 02:36:13 pm
Not disgusting right now, though.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 08, 2015, 02:57:01 pm
knotted at 71 with 3min left.  cmon SB.  close it out like you did against UA. 
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 08, 2015, 03:13:00 pm
HUGE win. 
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on March 08, 2015, 03:21:47 pm
Nice win, SBU. Congrats. They have got to feel great already heading into the final game. (perhaps a home game...?)
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: iBOsbu on March 08, 2015, 03:31:55 pm
Amazing. Is that our first win at Patrick?
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on March 08, 2015, 03:36:12 pm
SPEECHLESS! OMG! OMG! WHAT A COMEBACK. TALE OF TWO HALVES. Crazy.

Go Seawolves
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 08, 2015, 03:46:53 pm
100 sec left in the NH/UA game, the danes up 2. 
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 08, 2015, 03:56:49 pm
tight game in the capital district.  SB visits UA for the final.  they are 4-0 in this game; SB hasnt ever won it. 
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 08, 2015, 04:04:37 pm
SPEECHLESS! OMG! OMG! WHAT A COMEBACK. TALE OF TWO HALVES. Crazy.

Go Seawolves

Yep. Guess I am going to Albany next week!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 08, 2015, 04:29:49 pm
relevant, sorta.  http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/264/washington-huskies

wash was something like 12-0 when we upset them... after that, lost three more straight (conf play), then lost 10 of 11.  they're 16-14 with one game to go.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: iBOsbu on March 08, 2015, 04:39:03 pm
relevant, sorta.  http://espn.go.com/mens-college-basketball/team/_/id/264/washington-huskies

wash was something like 12-0 when we upset them... after that, lost three more straight (conf play), then lost 10 of 11.  they're 16-14 with one game to go.

I guess we are reason for their downfall  ;D
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: iBOsbu on March 08, 2015, 04:40:21 pm
Anyone feeling less pressure than previous 3 times going into the title game?
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 08, 2015, 04:56:19 pm
Anyone feeling less pressure than previous 3 times going into the title game?
Me!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on March 08, 2015, 05:19:24 pm
a lot less pressure.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 08, 2015, 09:20:43 pm
this should be a good one.  i hope we dont come out asleep like today- down 10 zip quickly and then down 16-4 in the first few min. 

i read on the AE boards that UA is on spring break and campus housing is closed.  i still expect a hostile crowd. 

dogs eat cats; hopefully now dogs eat danes!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: laxnation on March 08, 2015, 09:50:04 pm
Can anyone tell me why Kameron Mitchell averages over 20 minutes a game and is always on the floor in the final few minutes of every game. This "kid" averages less than 4 PPG, 1 APG, and 1 RBPG and shoots a putrid 38% from field. Does Kameron have some sort of "dirt" on Coach? This kid almost cost us a victory in the Bingo with his horrible ball handling skills.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 09, 2015, 05:28:43 am
Can anyone tell me why Kameron Mitchell averages over 20 minutes a game and is always on the floor in the final few minutes of every game. This "kid" averages less than 4 PPG, 1 APG, and 1 RBPG and shoots a putrid 38% from field. Does Kameron have some sort of "dirt" on Coach? This kid almost cost us a victory in the Bingo with his horrible ball handling skills.

The only thing I can think of is, Mitchell is better at controlling the ball, moving it around then Roland Nyama. Coach P was concerned with turning over the ball the last couple of minutes as he should be ,so I guess Mitchell is better than Nyama in that regards!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 09, 2015, 09:29:18 am
a few nice surprises- one is closing out a tight game.  another is good FT shooting.  and another is winning at patrick.  and another is good 3 point shooting- or should i say, the lack of poor 3 point shooting.

while on that note, VT absolutely crushed us in the first half with 3s.  they got hot.  our perimeter D stunk.

while puriefoy didnt shoot well... how about 1/6 rebounds?  not bad for a 6 foot PG.  thrower had the same.

and how about warney?  for all the talk about his inside play, did anyone see him steal a ball up top, break away and dunk???

he did also have 5 blocks, 14 boards, and 24 points.   ;D

vermont should be pretty good next year, as should SB.  im starting to wonder if ahmad walker would have been a big factor this year or if we filled the gap nicely.

no conversation yet... but sure to be!  http://espn.go.com/ncb/conversation?gameId=400767020

GO SB
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on March 09, 2015, 10:11:28 am
All I can say is that Warney is always a force all by himself, and it's no surprise that he came up big in this critical game.  But, Thrower was absolutely amazing.  I've been saying all year that this kid was bound to break out and show his true mettle.  He chose a great time to do it.  So, if Nyama and Thrower can both be on their games at UA, the sky's the limit and dancing it will be!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: laxnation on March 09, 2015, 11:41:49 am
WOW!
No comment about Mitchell from COB or SBUGold!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on March 09, 2015, 01:15:47 pm
Best of luck to SBU at Albany. I am disappointed to learn there will be no official buses running fans up there through the athletic dept. I assume there were considerations regarding that decision I don't know (like, maybe, no available buses?) but that would have been nice. Here's hoping lots of SBU fans can get tickets and go up on their own, and I might be among that group.

I hope both teams are at their best. Of course as an SBU fan I'd like to see them finally break through. UA fans certainly want otherwise, but I think these two teams would both represent the conference well if SBU could win and go to the NCAAs while UA goes to the NIT.

As someone who went to all but one home game as a season ticket holder, I would say that SBU really seems to be playing their most consistent and arguably best basketball right now, at just the right time.

And ps, for whatever it's worth taking into account the whole season, Mitchell has been a real bright spot for the team. Certainly still working on some elements of his game, but he moves the ball well in the 1/2 court offense, is a good on-ball defender and is always working to get position and draw fouls when away from the ball, and is enough of a shooter and penetrator (something he has improved the second half of this season) to keep defenses honest. 
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: laxnation on March 09, 2015, 02:11:06 pm
Best of luck to SBU at Albany. I am disappointed to learn there will be no official buses running fans up there through the athletic dept. I assume there were considerations regarding that decision I don't know (like, maybe, no available buses?) but that would have been nice. Here's hoping lots of SBU fans can get tickets and go up on their own, and I might be among that group.

I hope both teams are at their best. Of course as an SBU fan I'd like to see them finally break through. UA fans certainly want otherwise, but I think these two teams would both represent the conference well if SBU could win and go to the NCAAs while UA goes to the NIT.

As someone who went to all but one home game as a season ticket holder, I would say that SBU really seems to be playing their most consistent and arguably best basketball right now, at just the right time.

And ps, for whatever it's worth taking into account the whole season, Mitchell has been a real bright spot for the team. Certainly still working on some elements of his game, but he moves the ball well in the 1/2 court offense, is a good on-ball defender and is always working to get position and draw fouls when away from the ball, and is enough of a shooter and penetrator (something he has improved the second half of this season) to keep defenses honest. 
There is no way we are talking about the same player. You do realize Mitchell's jersey # is 3???? I watched every home game from the 3rd row from the floor. Maybe, it's me and having played varisity hoops and notice the details of his poor play. By the way, he always cheats on D by playing a zone and is too late in getting to his man, who would make a 3 pointer. How many times in the Vermont  game did his man make a 3?  He is an absolute liability!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on March 09, 2015, 03:27:58 pm
Yeah, same player. I played varsity hoops too and still notice a few things. Oh, and I played D1 hoops, coached a state championship hs hoops team in California, and also asst coached D1 hoops on the west coast (those are my 3 additional cards to throw down). Within that context (along with being a season ticket holder), I'd take Mitchell in my rotation with this team every game.

Hoping, too, the UVM game was a significant growth moment for Thrower, not only for the UA game but the next three years. There were certainly some high-profile freshman in the AE this season who will no doubt continue to be good if they stay in the conference, but I wouldn't be surprised to see this less-heralded SBU group to be among the top players in a couple, three years.

Go get after it, SBU!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: laxnation on March 09, 2015, 03:39:57 pm
Yeah, same player. I played varsity hoops too and still notice a few things. Oh, and I played D1 hoops, coached a state championship hs hoops team in California, and also asst coached D1 hoops on the west coast (those are my 3 additional cards to throw down). Within that context (along with being a season ticket holder), I'd take Mitchell in my rotation with this team every game.

Hoping, too, the UVM game was a significant growth moment for Thrower, not only for the UA game but the next three years. There were certainly some high-profile freshman in the AE this season who will no doubt continue to be good if they stay in the conference, but I wouldn't be surprised to see this less-heralded SBU group to be among the top players in a couple, three years.

Go get after it, SBU!
I guarantee Mitchell's +/- is atrocious! Most major runs by our opponents have been made with Mitchell on the floor.  I'm pretty sure the "guy" he's been guarding is averaging more than 3.8 points a game. I don't blame the kid, but the Coach, who just cares about defense.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: seawolfemeritus on March 09, 2015, 04:24:27 pm
Yeah, same player. I played varsity hoops too and still notice a few things. Oh, and I played D1 hoops, coached a state championship hs hoops team in California, and also asst coached D1 hoops on the west coast (those are my 3 additional cards to throw down). Within that context (along with being a season ticket holder), I'd take Mitchell in my rotation with this team every game.

Hoping, too, the UVM game was a significant growth moment for Thrower, not only for the UA game but the next three years. There were certainly some high-profile freshman in the AE this season who will no doubt continue to be good if they stay in the conference, but I wouldn't be surprised to see this less-heralded SBU group to be among the top players in a couple, three years.

Go get after it, SBU!

Could not agree more. But apparently Fred has failed to grasp the fact that credentials and a resume will get you nowhere on this board :-) I can see why Pikiell values Mitchell...works his ass off, tries not to make mistakes and tries to do what the coach wants. I can also see where at times his value is maybe not quite as obvious from a fans perspective. But I certainly like the kid, and understand his role on the team.

What I'll never understand is the overt criticism, well beyond constructive, of our own guys. And today? Today after one of the signature wins in program history? This is where we focus? And classically, after lambasting him, it becomes "I don't blame the kid." It's a little late for that. 
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: SaltySeawolf on March 09, 2015, 04:30:33 pm
I have moments where Mitchell being on the floor has bugged me.  Lately though I feel that he is a calming influence.  He doesn't look to score, he doesn't turn it over, and he knows Jameel is our bread and butter so he always tries to find Jameel first.  When other guys touch the ball their first and immediate thought is how to score it.  Nyama, Sturdivant, Mcgrew, and Thrower all fall into this category.  I don't have a problem with that mentality but sometimes discretion is the better part of valor.  Kam gets the ball and makes appropriate decisions (most of the time) on what to do with it.  He also brings it up the court on occasion and he isn't having it stolen from him.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: laxnation on March 09, 2015, 04:37:32 pm
I have moments where Mitchell being on the floor has bugged me.  Lately though I feel that he is a calming influence.  He doesn't look to score, he doesn't turn it over, and he knows Jameel is our bread and butter so he always tries to find Jameel first.  When other guys touch the ball their first and immediate thought is how to score it.  Nyama, Sturdivant, Mcgrew, and Thrower all fall into this category.  I don't have a problem with that mentality but sometimes discretion is the better part of valor.  Kam gets the ball and makes appropriate decisions (most of the time) on what to do with it.  He also brings it up the court on occasion and he isn't having it stolen from him.
A calming influence?
Watch the last 4 minutes of the Bingo game and let me know when he made you feel calm?
Here are the stats of Mitchell in 2 America East playoff games:
1 Point
0-5 FGs
6 Fouls
1-3 FTs
3 Turnovers
All in 46 minutes!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: SaltySeawolf on March 09, 2015, 09:02:34 pm
Against Bing he only had 2 turnovers in the final 14 minutes.  On one of those turnovers he immediately stole it back.  I saw the Binghamton game.  I saw a Bing team that played tremendous full court pressure.  He did have the one real bad turnover - but other than that - I thought he was a much better option than anyone we had on the bench.  Team's that press full court are trying to force tempo and rash decisions.  Having the ball in Thrower's or Nyama's hands would play directly into that.  I have killed Kam all year btw.  I just think he is bearing too much heat in the middle of an 8 game winning streak.

Seawolfemeritus - we rarely are on the same side of things - so it's nice that we can come together on this one.  lol
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on March 09, 2015, 10:26:18 pm
So I will eat crow here  on my comments  prior to the game. This team rallied from 16 down on the road against  a fairly good Vermont Team. One of the best wins in a long  time and Thower was a  dagger for Vermont . Now with that being said I hope  we blow UA out Saturday because this team has all the horses to do it . 
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 10, 2015, 05:44:13 am
              """My Quote on March, 8th...."""
     
"If Warney can defend O'Day and keep him from scoring, we win. If our 3 ball starts dropping, we win.. It's that simple. We can't be throwing bricks all day long at the rim and turning the ball over... Purifoy needs to be on fire and McGrew needs to play his best basketball.. I really think Warney is the key to today's win and needs to play like the POY that he is, then we could win this!!!!!"

Warney defended O'Day perfectly and our 3 ball fell in the net. This time it was Thrower who made the big plays from the perimeter. This is why we won.

If SB plays like they did in the 2nd half against Vermont, we will make the dance this year if not, they don't!

I got 6 tickets for the game in Albany, who else from this board is making the trip?????
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: laxnation on March 10, 2015, 09:33:38 am
              """My Quote on March, 8th...."""
     
"If Warney can defend O'Day and keep him from scoring, we win. If our 3 ball starts dropping, we win.. It's that simple. We can't be throwing bricks all day long at the rim and turning the ball over... Purifoy needs to be on fire and McGrew needs to play his best basketball.. I really think Warney is the key to today's win and needs to play like the POY that he is, then we could win this!!!!!"

Warney defended O'Day perfectly and our 3 ball fell in the net. This time it was Thrower who made the big plays from the perimeter. This is why we won.

If SB plays like they did in the 2nd half against Vermont, we will make the dance this year if not, they don't!

I got 6 tickets for the game in Albany, who else from this board is making the trip?????
Hammer - Thanks buying me a ticket!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 10, 2015, 01:13:33 pm
              """My Quote on March, 8th...."""
     
"If Warney can defend O'Day and keep him from scoring, we win. If our 3 ball starts dropping, we win.. It's that simple. We can't be throwing bricks all day long at the rim and turning the ball over... Purifoy needs to be on fire and McGrew needs to play his best basketball.. I really think Warney is the key to today's win and needs to play like the POY that he is, then we could win this!!!!!"

Warney defended O'Day perfectly and our 3 ball fell in the net. This time it was Thrower who made the big plays from the perimeter. This is why we won.

If SB plays like they did in the 2nd half against Vermont, we will make the dance this year if not, they don't!

I got 6 tickets for the game in Albany, who else from this board is making the trip?????
Hammer - Thanks buying me a ticket!
lol. All 6 Tickets are accounted for.!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 10, 2015, 09:09:28 pm
http://www.nycbuckets.com/2015/03/stony-brook-on-brink-of-ncaas-again-after-upending-vermont/
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: seawolfemeritus on March 11, 2015, 07:56:57 am
Seawolfemeritus - we rarely are on the same side of things - so it's nice that we can come together on this one.  lol
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I don't know Senor, we've really only disagreed when you've been off the meds :-) BTW, haven't been on the other board in a few days but it seemed like your "edits" to the Vermont game went largely unappreciated. Classic stuff.

With the addition of Woodhouse next year (who will get major minutes), Kam's minutes will likely be reduced. I think he'll still have the same role and contribute, but between Woodhouse/Tre/Deshaun...there are only so many minutes to go around.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: iBOsbu on March 11, 2015, 05:12:55 pm
Wow... I totally forgot about Woodhouse. He racked up crazy number of assists in Big South before transferring to SBU. It will be interesting to see how he adjusts to new and dare I say better conference AE!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 12, 2015, 08:48:51 pm
http://www.timesunion.com/tuplus-sports/article/Stony-Brook-s-Warney-presents-challenge-for-6128230.php#photo-7640320

http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-determined-to-finally-win-first-ncaa-bid-1.10053586

http://www.onebidwonders.com/2015/03/11/march-madness-sam-perkins-ryan-restivo-break-america-east-basketball/
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 13, 2015, 12:53:59 pm
http://www.nycbuckets.com/2015/03/stony-brook-riding-high-to-america-east-final/


http://www.timesunion.com/tuplus-sports/article/UAlbany-men-s-basketball-to-meet-Stony-Brook-for-6131500.php
Quote
"I am sure their coaches are saying, 'Hey, we went up there and we won,' '' Brown said. "If they come up here and beat us on Saturday with us having a close to full strength Peter Hooley and our team at full strength, you congratulate them, pat them on the back and wish them well. Our guys are not looking at this like, 'Oh, my God! Stony Brook beat us! They have tremendous respect for Stony Brook as do I."
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbufan on March 14, 2015, 02:05:50 am
http://www.nycbuckets.com/2015/03/stony-brook-riding-high-to-america-east-final/


http://www.timesunion.com/tuplus-sports/article/UAlbany-men-s-basketball-to-meet-Stony-Brook-for-6131500.php
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"I am sure their coaches are saying, 'Hey, we went up there and we won,' '' Brown said. "If they come up here and beat us on Saturday with us having a close to full strength Peter Hooley and our team at full strength, you congratulate them, pat them on the back and wish them well. Our guys are not looking at this like, 'Oh, my God! Stony Brook beat us! They have tremendous respect for Stony Brook as do I."

Does this quote bother anyone else? Maybe I'm just not a Will Brown fan.

Regardless, I'm looking forward to the Albany basketball team congratulating our guys, patting them on the back and wishing them well in the NCAA tournament.



Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 14, 2015, 11:19:04 am
weird game.  9min in, score is 4-2 UA.  SB literally cant hit one shot.  well, they hit one. 

both teams jittery.  good defense from both.  go SB
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbufan on March 14, 2015, 11:51:33 am
absolutely agree, weird game. Happy to be up 4 starting the second half.

Lets go dancing!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: laxnation on March 14, 2015, 12:46:02 pm
Mitchell 1 basket and 4 fouls!
His ball movement had been excellent😀
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on March 14, 2015, 12:53:34 pm
geez. this game is killing me. LETS GOOOOO! up 5 with 2 to go
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: laxnation on March 14, 2015, 01:14:13 pm
Mitchell's guy with the winning basket.
His ball movement was at his best!

Some people know basketball and some people think they know basketball.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on March 14, 2015, 01:31:35 pm
Another year without a trophy at Stony Brook. so unfortunate
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Tml on March 14, 2015, 01:39:54 pm
If you blow a 7 point lead with 2:30 to go, you deserve to lose.

3 points in the last 6 possessions. 
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: laxnation on March 14, 2015, 01:46:07 pm
The dancing shoes stay in the box for at least another year.  :(
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on March 14, 2015, 01:53:26 pm
Thrilling win for UA, and congrats to them.

The history and weight of losses in these big games is no doubt a hard blow right now for the entire SBU program. Well, I guess you work some more in the off-season and try again.

Best of luck to SBU next year. There were some fun and exciting moments in the new arena, and a thank you for those.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbufan on March 14, 2015, 03:31:56 pm
This really hurts. I really feel for the players and coaches. Jameel with an awesome tweet though:

https://twitter.com/Fullcoursemeelz/status/576805177774247936

you have to love this kid.

This team is going to be an elite mid major next year with everyone coming back plus Woodhouse.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Tml on March 14, 2015, 04:45:55 pm
The silver lining is the team got better as the season went on.  Played Albany and Vermont tough the last 3x.  And everybody is back, as was said.

Warney is one class act. 

Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 14, 2015, 05:27:07 pm
That was one miserable drive home from Albany for us. UGHHHHHH!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 14, 2015, 05:54:40 pm
whats next, NIT perhaps?
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 14, 2015, 06:28:39 pm
whats next, NIT perhaps?

Probably Vermont will be invited to the NIT, if at all!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on March 14, 2015, 07:59:04 pm

[/quote]Probably Vermont will be invited to the NIT, if at all!!!!!!!
[/quote]

Frankly, I think the Seawolves deserve it more.  After all they were the only ones to beat Albany, and came damn near doing it again, at the Danes house!!  And, let's not forget that SBU beat Vermont (at their house) in the semis.  I think the committee has some discretion here, and they should use it to reward the Seawolves!! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: laxnation on March 14, 2015, 10:13:57 pm
Wonder if Stony Brook will keep recruiting kids, whose only "skill" is moving the ball around extremely well??? My guess is no because Kentucky will probably goblble up those recruits before we get a chance.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 15, 2015, 07:23:01 am
Wonder if Stony Brook will keep recruiting kids, whose only "skill" is moving the ball around extremely well??? My guess is no because Kentucky will probably goblble up those recruits before we get a chance.

I'm glad you have taken over this board and are the one say it as you see it. That was me for a while but i've decided it's not worth it anymore... With that said, I will agree with  you in regards to Cameron Mitchell. Did Mitchell blow the game for us? NO, but he did blow that last play by abandoning his position on Hooley and becoming a spectator.. Had he stayed on the Perimeter where he belongs, Hooley would not have gotten that tip back balland Me and my kids would have been on that floor with the players!

We can't blame Mitchell for losing this game and I'm not. The problem with SB is we only have 2 players who we can count on to step up on a daily bases.. The rest of the team is just taking up space. 

After next year season I think I'm going to give up my season tickets. This doesn't mean I won't support and watch them play anymore it's just that I feel SBB will be the bottom dwellers of the AE after Warney and Purifoy graduate. I dont think I can watch MarshMellow man, Petrus, play in Warney shoes!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 15, 2015, 07:33:45 am

Probably Vermont will be invited to the NIT, if at all!!!!!!!
[/quote]

Frankly, I think the Seawolves deserve it more.  After all they were the only ones to beat Albany, and came damn near doing it again, at the Danes house!!  And, let's not forget that SBU beat Vermont (at their house) in the semis.  I think the committee has some discretion here, and they should use it to reward the Seawolves!! ;D ;D ;D
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The more I think about it I dont see any of the teams from the AE being invited into the NIT, more like the CIT!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: seawolfemeritus on March 15, 2015, 11:46:37 am
My only thoughts, just posted on other board...

Win as a team, lose as a team. After another sickening ride home and a little time to process, I guess that's my takeaway.

The need to find singular blame, I don't get...

- Blame Mitchell for a momentary lapse and moving toward the basket following the miss? OK, so does Jameel get a pass for not controlling the rebound, and if he couldn't control it, then doing the absolute worst thing by hitting a canon shot back to the 3 point line?
- Blame the 3 starters who combined for zero points?
- Blame the bench for their 7 points?
- Blame Tre for a killer turnover and missed free throws? But what about the big 3's he made?
- Blame Jameel for the tap, the missed finish on the layup, the missed free throws? But he was a monster the whole game and the biggest reason we were even in it at the end.

I'm old, and I've played, coached, and watched what seems like thousands of games...and this one was truly confounding and unique. I don't know if there's a right or good answer. All I know is that the old adage should rule...

Win as a team, lose as a team.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: SaltySeawolf on March 15, 2015, 02:32:22 pm
I don't think we singularly have to blame anyone.  There is plenty to go around.

Warney 20 pts 14 rebs      missed layup for an and 1 3 turnovers 2 huge missed ft                      8% blame
Puriefoy 23 pts 6 rebs       5 to's including huge 1 in last minute poor ft's down stretch                7% blame
Mitchell 3 pts held Hooley in check most of day              1 huge missed assignement at buzzer  17% blame
McGrew 2 rebs 0 points - worst game he has ever played                                                        28% blame
Nyama 0 points                                                                                                                   20% blame
Thrower 0 points                                                                                                                 11% blame
Rest of Bench 4 pts 3 rebs 2 blocks                                                                                        9% blame
Coaching Staff -                                                                                                                   0% blame
Total -                                                                                                                               100% blame

If we had won I would have been more than happy giving you the official divvying up of the credit post.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: jaghatai on March 15, 2015, 06:01:32 pm
We missed FT's down the stretch, couldn't break the press, had multiple mental errors, and as a result we only scored 50 pts.  These problems have plagued us all season, and it cost us a championship.

I'm hoping that the coaches, players, and athletic department all use this as an opportunity to recognize where the weaknesses are, and work to improve them for the future.

We'll get a CBI/CIT invite (as will Vermont and UNH), the NIT is not realistic (in my opinion).  It'll give us a chance to end the season on a better note (if nothing else, the last play of the season won't be Trey bouncing the ball out-of-bounds).  Plus, the extra game will get Warney closer to 2000pts.

Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on March 15, 2015, 10:39:52 pm
Much work needs to be done with this team.  Mental errors have hurt us all season . The team talked it up big all season and couldn't  deliver yesterday which I was not surprised  they have been like that all season .    Win big then fall on their faces next week.  If we don't get it done next season I think we are in deep trouble when Warney and Puriefoy leave.  I don't see more than a 500 team playing then. Just too many weak spots with consistency and basketball IQ.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: jaghatai on March 15, 2015, 11:01:03 pm
I think the program is solid enough to keep us as a 20 win team (top 3 in America East) for a very long time.  That said, 20 wins and top 3 doesn't translate to NCAA berths.

Things that have changed: Tourney format, players, rules, administration, arena
Things that have stayed the same: coaching staff, disappointing tourney results, 20-win seasons

The only two things that have stayed the same the last 6 years have been our coaches and our results.  We, as a fanbase, have to decide if we are willing to accept that Pikiell will bring consistent regular season success and tourney disappointment.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: ecasadoSBU on March 16, 2015, 12:26:10 am
I survived the beating... nothing else to say. I'm back in the SBUfan board.

Gotta take the loss and keep moving forward.

I haven't recovered fully. but it is what it is. Just when you think we are about to win our first one, they find creative ways to f'ck it up
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 16, 2015, 05:22:46 am
Much work needs to be done with this team.  Mental errors have hurt us all season . The team talked it up big all season and couldn't  deliver yesterday which I was not surprised  they have been like that all season .    Win big then fall on their faces next week.  If we don't get it done next season I think we are in deep trouble when Warney and Puriefoy leave.  I don't see more than a 500 team playing then. Just too many weak spots with consistency and basketball IQ.

I agree Seawolf97.. Another problem I see brewing with this team and our Coach is. As the disappointments continue to mount and SB gets the reputation of "choking"  every year in the Tournament and Albany keeps making the dance, guess where the better players who are on the bubble of making it into the bigger conferences will consider going? Albany! It's happening already with the Albany girls BB and boys lacrosse.. Pikiell has one more year to make the dance with Warney, Tre, Woodhouse, as our leader and if he cant punch that ticket, Heilbron needs to show his true colors and start looking on the outside for a replacement coach who can!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 16, 2015, 07:25:22 am
CBI it is.. No reason why either SB or UVM cant win the whole thing. Anything less would be a disappointment to the AE!

http://www.gazellegroup.com/events/cbi/cbi15_bracket.pdf
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on March 16, 2015, 10:36:15 am
Are we going to be able to see the CBI games somewhere--TV or On-line?
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 16, 2015, 07:29:16 pm
Are we going to be able to see the CBI games somewhere--TV or On-line?
The game will be live on espn3 and the Championship game will be on espn..
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on March 16, 2015, 10:50:01 pm
I agree Hammer its all or nothing next season.  It might be time for a HC  change  if we  fail again in 2016. Someone posted on another board that we have had  3 POY in recent history and none of those guys ever saw the Dance - El Amin, Tommy Brenton and Warney.  Only team in the AE with that stigma.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on March 17, 2015, 09:18:34 pm
Time to redeem  themselves  tomorrow night . Win the bracket at least and get to the final four.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on March 18, 2015, 09:54:14 am
FYI re: tonight's game:  Mercer is listed as a 2 pt. favorite over SBU.  Hofstra is picked by 6 over Vermont.

GO SEAWOLVES!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 18, 2015, 07:48:56 pm
decent first half.  a few thoughts...

puriefoy constantly forces the ball to the hoop.  while this sometimes works, it more often doesnt.

the commentary is awful.  its as if theyve never done a game before.  cmon espn.  SB is in the five boroughs?  american east? 

am i broken record, or do we shoot a disproportionate amount of threes for the amount we can hit?

i think we are missing someone who i havent seen mentioned all year- eric mcalister.  someone other than warney who can get tough under the boards.

mercer is good.  they are physical and play hard.  i understand they are missing their star big, who is injured.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: jaghatai on March 18, 2015, 08:25:49 pm
They are also missing their 6th man, a pretty talented freshman.

I think the commentators are actually the Mercer guys.  You can hear they are familiar with mercer, don't know us at all (first 10 minutes they kept saying how good Warner is...). All in all, I don't find them too bad.

Totally agree about the Mcallister thing.  Great call!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 18, 2015, 08:38:10 pm
sometimes puriefoy looks like he's shooting off balance and just chucking the ball up.  i dont get it. 

also, mercer is absolutely killing us on the three point plays- in fact i think one they hit a four point play. 

again, im not a coach or anything, but why are we constantly shooting threes late in a tight game.  specifically when we suck at threes.

hanging in there, tight game, knotted at 56 with 5min left.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 18, 2015, 08:56:03 pm
and as i say that, puriefoy has a monster 2nd half.

we got a few gifts in the second half from mercer- prob 3-4x they just threw the ball away. 

know who had a big second half?  mitchell.

but we got beaten with late 3s, and an off balance last second shot.  sound familiar?

good season guys.  GO SB
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Tml on March 18, 2015, 08:59:15 pm
11-19 from the line.  Just like the Albany game.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: jaghatai on March 18, 2015, 09:14:02 pm
Well, the season ended appropriately.

AGAINST MERCER
11-19 from the FT line
36% from 3
37% of our 68 shots were 3's
10 turnovers
37% shooting

AGAINST ALBANY
10-19 from FT line
30% from 3
43% of shots were 3's
11 turnovers
36% shooting


Those numbers are eerily similar.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on March 18, 2015, 10:02:11 pm
Unless  I missed it Warney didn't score in the 2nd half at all.  Too many 3pt attempts  and free throws  that didn't go down.  No defense ,against the 3 either that's been a problem all season  still not foxed.  Oh well wait until November now.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on March 19, 2015, 09:10:45 am
I've come to the conclusion that there is a very simple solution to radically improving SBU's chances going forward.  I'm also willing to accept the fact that there's no way to fix everything, and that most good teams share the same maladies as the Seawolves do (e.g. periodic sloppy/careless play, defensive lapses, etc.). But, I'm convinced that if Coach P. concentrated on foul shooting, and downright insisted on a marked improvement, there would have been at least 6 more wins this season (as well as last season), and that the Seawolves would have been in the NCAA tournament both of those years.  Check it out and let me know if you don't agree!!

So, I hereby recommend that Coach insist that this summer each player on the team be required to shoot 100 foul shots per day, or until they can make twenty (20) consecutively (no misses).  This drill should occur every day without fail.  Whaddya think???
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on March 19, 2015, 10:11:48 am
sbugold, this, of course, hinges on the assumption that shooting FTs well in practice will translate into improved performance at the end of an important game. One might think there is a connection there and that spending additional time on FTs (or counseling, hypnosis, rewards) is better than not spending additional time on FTs, but that's not necessarily the case.

Between the bookends of SBUs poor foul shooting I watched a stream of the DII SNHU vs S Conn regional final game. Talented players all in a pressure-filled game for that level, although clearly players less-talented than DI/SBU level. That said, those SNHU guys were just stroking a bunch of FTs at the end to stretch a short lead and put that game away (26/34, 76.5% for the game).

Not to say trying to work on FTs is not a productive task, but some players make 'em, some don't....
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 19, 2015, 10:30:48 am
so are we saying its mental and not physical?
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: jaghatai on March 19, 2015, 01:04:14 pm
Just looking at the season stats... Out of 351 teams, we finished:

230th in PPG, 29th in PPG defense

This could be explained by our "run the clock down in order to minimize possessions" style.  So obviously the gameplan is to to limit possessions, keep both teams from scoring.  But to win, you need to be efficient with the limited offensive possessions you have.  Let's see how we did.

261st in FG %
230th in 3pt FG %
308th in Points Per Shot

Ok, so we're not hitting the shots, and as a result, we're only netting out on 1.15 pts per shot.  Not ideal.  How about "extra opportunities":

312th in steals
262nd in FT %
6th in RPG

I think this shows how crucial rebounding was to us winning games this year.  Once we got out-rebounded, we were cooked.

Something to consider is that these numbers are inflated by games against Maine/UMBC/Bing...  Forget FT's, start working on ANY type of shooting.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Moveitfred on March 19, 2015, 04:03:11 pm
>>>Forget FT's, start working on ANY type of shooting.<<<

Telling collection of stats, and another excellent approach to winning a few basketball games!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 19, 2015, 07:35:04 pm
>>>Forget FT's, start working on ANY type of shooting.<<<

Telling collection of stats, and another excellent approach to winning a few basketball games!
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>>>Forget FT's, start working on ANY type of shooting.<<<

Telling collection of stats, and another excellent approach to winning a few basketball games!
There is no fixing anything. Warney will not get better shooting FT at SB. He is what he is.. When he makes it into the Pro's most likely Europe or Japan, he will improve.. As far as fixing our other bench players, forget it.. SB needs to recruit better players out of high school. I am tired of coach P always talking about "work in progress"..He brought in Petrus and said he's a work in progress.. I say he is just plain work with no progress!!! Do a better job of recruiting high caliber players who can shoot the 3 and make the FT, period!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 19, 2015, 07:37:49 pm
Just looking at the season stats... Out of 351 teams, we finished:

230th in PPG, 29th in PPG defense

This could be explained by our "run the clock down in order to minimize possessions" style.  So obviously the gameplan is to to limit possessions, keep both teams from scoring.  But to win, you need to be efficient with the limited offensive possessions you have.  Let's see how we did.

261st in FG %
230th in 3pt FG %
308th in Points Per Shot

Ok, so we're not hitting the shots, and as a result, we're only netting out on 1.15 pts per shot.  Not ideal.  How about "extra opportunities":

312th in steals
262nd in FT %
6th in RPG

I think this shows how crucial rebounding was to us winning games this year.  Once we got out-rebounded, we were cooked.

Something to consider is that these numbers are inflated by games against Maine/UMBC/Bing...  Forget FT's, start working on ANY type of shooting.

Thanks for showing those stats Jaghatai... These numbers are horrendous. Nothing else to say!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on March 19, 2015, 09:05:20 pm
Don't forget two of our wins were none D1. USMMA D3 and St Thomas D2 add to that 2 games apiece against UMBC, Maine and Binghamton that's 8 wins against not so stellar competition.  Much work to be done in 8 months.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Tml on March 19, 2015, 09:55:15 pm
Free throws are free.  D1 average is about 70%.  Make that percentage against Albany and they make the Show.  That's why you don't forget free throws.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 22, 2015, 08:07:56 am
I had no idea how much money coach Pikiell makes per year. Pikiell earns $372,550 plus he is getting a $50,000 longevity check in April...Albany coach Brown earns $295,000 plus he is getting paid $7500 for the Auto bid into the NCAA.. All this info is in today's newsday..  As much as i like Pikiell as a person he ABSOLUTELY does not deserve to make this much money year after year. Get us into the NCAA year after year like Brown gets Albany in to the NCAA then yes, he deserves it.. I am appalled!!!!!!! After Pikiell contract expires I would think SB can find a very good viable  replacement with college basketball experience who can take us to the NCAA with almost a $400,000 per year salary!!!!!!  This is a waste of taxpayers dollars and yes, I am angry now!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Tml on March 22, 2015, 01:11:29 pm
Given his success here, the cost of living on LI and the salaries of most mid-major MBB HCs, I don't think his compensation is excessive.  The guy has five 20+ win seasons, including the last 4.  This year, he almost won the AE with all underclassmen. 

He's a good defensive coach and a pretty good recruiter who's likable.  Kids want to play for him.  He's straight up.  All that is not as common as we think.

I doubt you are really interested in going back to the pre-Pikiell days, are you?

That said, he should tweak the team's style a bit, concentrating a bit more on the offensive end, particularly shooting in all respects.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 22, 2015, 01:53:53 pm
Given his success here, the cost of living on LI and the salaries of most mid-major MBB HCs, I don't think his compensation is excessive.  The guy has five 20+ win seasons, including the last 4.  This year, he almost won the AE with all underclassmen. 

He's a good defensive coach and a pretty good recruiter who's likable.  Kids want to play for him.  He's straight up.  All that is not as common as we think.

I doubt you are really interested in going back to the pre-Pikiell days, are you?

That said, he should tweak the team's style a bit, concentrating a bit more on the offensive end, particularly shooting in all respects.
Why would SB go back to the pre Pikiell days?? We are over that hump now and there is no turning back.. Pikiell did a great job taking us from div 3 to div1 but he is stuck in the mud now..My concern going forward is recruiting. Pikiell was able to get Warney and Tre to play here because of our new Arena. What could he say and do now to recruit above average mig major players? "We made it to the Championship series 4 out of 5 years but cant punch the ticket but don't worry, next year we will"????
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Tml on March 22, 2015, 07:55:31 pm
You think it's easy to replace a successful mid-major HC?  Not really.  Exactly who do you have in mind?

My argument is that he doesn't deserve to be replaced.  Albany won in their own barn by hitting a 3 at the buzzer.  That's how close this team with no seniors came from going to the show.  Pikiell didn't get you to D1.  He got you to a consistently good D1 team winning 20 games a year with a good shot at the tourney and 3 NIT appearances.  10 years ago this team was in D1 and was a 4-24 joke.  It's a long way from that now.  Replace him at your peril.

Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on March 22, 2015, 09:56:27 pm
Piekiell took over a train wreck of a Div 1 Program  ten years ago. My first game in the old arena was under  the former coach . Maybe a 100 people were there on a Sunday as Dartmouth blew us out by 20 points. Our best player was Bobby Santiago the point guard . There major talent issues, academic issues we were on NCAA Probation for that .  So he built what you see today over the last 10 seasons including wholesale cutting of players . His salary is about normal for a mid major coach and he runs a clean program academically and socially.  Im  sure his contract will be renewed this year going into the post Warney era .
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: jaghatai on March 22, 2015, 10:19:11 pm
In answer to a previous question, here are 7 coaching candidates who I would take a look at (I have no doubt that there are better candidates than these guys, but these are the group that came to mind)

David Cason (currently a VCU assistant)
Jeremy Ballard (currently a VCU assistant)
Phillip Pearson (currently an assistant at UGA)
Eric Musselman (currently an assistant, former NBA head coach, but is only making ~$190k at LSU...)
Oliver Purnell (former DePaul HC, resigned '15, developing a Big East program with no tools)
Anthony Grant (former Alabama HC, fired '15 for only making the NIT...)
Seth Greenberg (former Va Tech HC, now an ESPN analyst)


I agree replacing him would be a ****, but I don't think it's as risky as it appears.  I'm willing to bet that these guys would AT LEAST be as effective as Pikiell, but if they aren't as effective, we would still be very hard-pressed to go back to the 4-24 days (considering our conference, and our OOC scheduling philosophy, i'd be shocked if don't get 10-15 wins per year EASILY).

I still think that it comes back to what we are willing to accept.  If we're ok with 20 wins and a CBI berth, then he should stay. The problem with this is that every year the failures continue, the harder it gets to break the streak (just ask the Cubs...)
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 23, 2015, 09:28:35 am
i think that's the same greenberg from my hometown (in nassau) and had a brother that played bball as well.

with that said, fans/teams are too quick to fire these days.  end up getting the same or worse service.  we dont want coaches to feel they are constantly on the hot seat; just like your QB.  pikiell can adjust and change.  it just has to happen now.

who knows, maybe the admin thinks this is a new era now that the stadium is actually built; regardless of the fact that they have been selling it to recruits for a few years now.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 24, 2015, 05:28:24 pm
Albany head coach Will brown interviewed for Fordham heach coach position Today, Arizona State just fired their head coach, too.. I hope he gets the job so we can finally win the Championship game and make it into the NCAA!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Seawolf97 on March 24, 2015, 08:20:38 pm
The  problem is the conference is a 1 bid conference. You must win three games to get a 15 or 16 seed then face  a 1 or 2 seed. Bad selling point for a former big time coach.  We are not going to be a Sweet 16 team anytime soon  nor entice many big programs to come here for games.   So its a double  whammy. Bring a big name in  beat up on UMBC and Maine etc and hope we can win 3 straight in March just to be thrown to the wolves.  If we ever move up a notch or two in conference membership lets say to the MAC then  it makes sense . Even the CAA is a 1 bid league so no advantage there either.   I would be very happy with a team like VCU, Northern Iowa or Witchita St but that's a dream right now. Its the AE  and 1 bid wonders  for quite awhile.  So I don't think a coaching change will help unless we go in a tail spin with academics and wins and losses .  Our landscape has to change first before we become a real D1 basketball power.  So we win 20 plus games a season and hope for the best in March .
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chrissy D. on March 26, 2015, 05:03:33 pm
I have seen the bad in this program when they entered D1, it was horrible. Since Piekel arrived the team has become relivent. Consider he was playing in a high school gym. If you think that the new building won't draw recruits then you are not being realistic. They lost on a flukish buzzer beater in a gimmic tourney ( anytime all or most teams are eligible to make a tourney, its a gimmick ). You are not gonna get a better coach at this time.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Tml on March 27, 2015, 03:03:06 pm
In answer to a previous question, here are 7 coaching candidates who I would take a look at (I have no doubt that there are better candidates than these guys, but these are the group that came to mind)

David Cason (currently a VCU assistant)
Jeremy Ballard (currently a VCU assistant)
Phillip Pearson (currently an assistant at UGA)
Eric Musselman (currently an assistant, former NBA head coach, but is only making ~$190k at LSU...)
Oliver Purnell (former DePaul HC, resigned '15, developing a Big East program with no tools)
Anthony Grant (former Alabama HC, fired '15 for only making the NIT...)
Seth Greenberg (former Va Tech HC, now an ESPN analyst)


I agree replacing him would be a ****, but I don't think it's as risky as it appears.  I'm willing to bet that these guys would AT LEAST be as effective as Pikiell, but if they aren't as effective, we would still be very hard-pressed to go back to the 4-24 days (considering our conference, and our OOC scheduling philosophy, i'd be shocked if don't get 10-15 wins per year EASILY).

I still think that it comes back to what we are willing to accept.  If we're ok with 20 wins and a CBI berth, then he should stay. The problem with this is that every year the failures continue, the harder it gets to break the streak (just ask the Cubs...)

The Cubs have changed owners, managers and players many times and still haven't won.  That may change soon.

No one is ok with 20 wins and a CBI berth.  If Pikiell corrects his biggest weakness (shooting) this team goes to the Tourney. He's pretty damn good at everything else.
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 27, 2015, 03:28:47 pm
do we agree that we need to improve shooting???

or maybe we just need to improve where we are shooting from!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: sbugold on March 27, 2015, 03:30:51 pm
Agreed--especially from the foul line!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 27, 2015, 03:37:23 pm
do we agree that we need to improve shooting???

or maybe we just need to improve where we are shooting from!!!
A little bit of both Chairman... Had SBB made 10% more on their foul and FG shooting, we no doubt would have been playing the Sooners instead of Albany, just 10%!!!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: jaghatai on March 28, 2015, 06:07:31 pm
It's a lock that Pikiell is here until at least the end of the 2017-18 season (when Thrower, Sekunda, Nyama, Petras, and Sturdivant graduate).

Pikiell is doing a very good job, but at what point are we allowed to say that "very good" is "not good enough"?
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Hammertime on March 28, 2015, 07:04:32 pm
It's a lock that Pikiell is here until at least the end of the 2017-18 season (when Thrower, Sekunda, Nyama, Petras, and Sturdivant graduate).

Pikiell is doing a very good job, but at what point are we allowed to say that "very good" is "not good enough"?

I agree. Does 20+ wins every season and not winning the Conference Tournament and not going to the NCAA warrant  contract extension?? I guess a lot depends on who is willing to fill his shoes with NCAA experience!
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Chairman of the Board on March 29, 2015, 09:22:38 pm
puriefoy groin surgery: http://www.newsday.com/sports/college/stony-brook/stony-brook-s-carson-puriefoy-undergoes-surgery-1.10131908
Title: Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
Post by: Tml on April 02, 2015, 12:56:24 pm
Warney honorable mention, AP All-American

http://www.americaeast.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14000&ATCLID=209995491 (http://www.americaeast.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=14000&ATCLID=209995491)