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SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Game 21: vs. Binghamton, 1/22 7pm
« on: January 22, 2020, 09:08:00 pm »
Wow. Sloppy, sloppy game. Too many Coronas last night for these guys.

SBU Football / Re: 2020 SBU Football
« on: January 22, 2020, 11:13:19 am »
Our defense has been our strongest unit going back several seasons. They're the reason we had those playoff appearances and have been able to compete with teams like JMU on the field. With McIntyre gone I expect yet another step back for this program defensively and there's nothing Chuck can do offensively to make up for that (as we've seen). I expect a couple more years of mediocre 5 win seasons before finally getting Chuck out of here and bringing in someone else.

LaValle stadium will turn into a ghost town if coach P contract gets extended again.

Stony Athletics as a whole is starting to make some waves nationally. Look what the girls BB doing this year, and the boys BB could quite possibly make a run to the NCAA for only the second time in D1 history. Girls Lax looks to be rebuilding from the lose of the OhMiller sisters, among others. Boys Lax has a new coach and it is my understanding, recruiting has gone up consiberally. Baseball is always on top of their game and conference. Football, well. That where the problem lies. Clean house. Bring in new personal and lets get this program off the ground and be a force in the CAA in the FCS..But not untill coach P retires or moces out.

SBU Football / Re: 2020 SBU Football
« on: January 21, 2020, 02:10:41 pm »
Is one of them Chuck getting canned?

Ummmm, no!! He is locked into a long contract. another 2 more years I believe, after this season.

SBU Football / Re: 2020 SBU Football
« on: January 21, 2020, 01:52:33 pm »
Rob McIntyre the SBU DC has retired he is being replaced by Rob Noel the DL Coach expect other changes to happen in the near future.

Good. But SB needs to bring in new blood. A coach with a strong background in recruiting and grooming players to be stars. In a healthy program, moving coaches up to Defensive coordinators or offensive coordinators is a good thing, but I believe SB needs a new start. Coaches with a strong pedigree of playing for big-time conferences. The time for change is now, not later.....

SBU Football / Re: 2020 Commitments
« on: January 20, 2020, 05:05:31 pm »
Nick Capazzola a 6’3 240 Football Player from Eastport South Manor HS committed today. He played almost every position this past season

 Is he any good? not much information on him..

SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Game 19: at Hartford, 1/15 7pm
« on: January 17, 2020, 11:24:34 am »
We lose by 2.
I blame you.. j/k  ;D pretty good prediction. we played poor

Pretty darn close!! Dont sleep on Hartford. Their team is filled with talented transfers and it looks like they are starting to jell together as a team. I expect them to make it to the finals.

Hammer, any hints on tomorrow's PowerBall #'s ???    Pretty bold statement re:Hartford.

Nah. Gambling like that is all luck. like checkmate alluded to, Hartford has some really good transfers on this team. A team full of talent is hard to beat.

SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Game 19: at Hartford, 1/15 7pm
« on: January 17, 2020, 11:01:08 am »
We lose by 2.
I blame you.. j/k  ;D pretty good prediction. we played poor

Pretty darn close!! Dont sleep on Hartford. Their team is filled with talented transfers and it looks like they are starting to jell together as a unit. I'd expect them to make it to the finals.

SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Game 19: at Hartford, 1/15 7pm
« on: January 16, 2020, 12:21:51 pm »
I really enjoy watching this team but I can't help but wonder why we don't start and play our bigs more.
Whats wrong with getting Ochefu in the rotation? We should have put him in tonight I thought he played really well against Vermont.

I liked the big starting lineup of

Latimer has a high motor bringing him off the bench can spark us.
Follow it up with Ochefu and the 2 freshman guards. McKenzie has had been given way to many minutes for a guard who cannot shoot or create any offense with his passes.


McKenzie brutal. Did you see that basket attempt at the one minute mark, late in the fourth quarter? He looked more like a ballet dancer instead of a BB player. He is best suited as the bench cheerleader. Poor guy never did improve from his first year at SB.


There were a couple of big time coaching moves this week in the FCS. This is what needs to happen at SB if they ever want to get a shot at winning the CAA or win some games in the playoffs. Big time assistants from big time schools.

SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Game 19: at Hartford, 1/15 7pm
« on: January 13, 2020, 03:26:23 pm »
HARTFORD (9-8, 2-0 America East)
Last Game: Hartford 88, UMass Lowell 68 on 1/8/20
Last Game with SBU: Stony Brook 68, Hartford 63 on 3/5/19; Cornish team-high 16; win secured 2 seed in AE tournament #sigh
Checkmate Unofficial Line: Stony Brook -5.5
NET Ranking: Stony Brook 127, Hartford 284
KenPom Rating: Stony Brook 120, Hartford 286
KenPom Prediction: Stony Brook 71, Hartford 64
Olaniyi 1,000 Point Watch: 974
6-5/215 gr G Malik Ellison 16.4 ppg, 11.0 rpg, 1.4 bpg, .500 FG%
6-3/180 fr G Moses Flowers 11.5 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 1.4 spg, .390 3-pt FG%
6-9/190 so F Hunter Marks 11.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg, .355 3-pt FG%
6-10/235 fr C Miroslav Stafl 10.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg, .511 FG%
6-1/175 gr G Traci Carter 9.2 ppg, 3.4 rpg, 4.2 apg, 2.2 spg, .377 3-pt FG%, .867 FT%

Very very intriguing matchup. Not a layup for us by any stretch.

When everybody graduated last year, I thought for sure that Hartford would finish in the bottom two or three in the conference. Now I wonder if they're a top three team.

They started the year 4-6, with its wins coming against brutal CCSU and Marist as well as a couple D-IIIs. However, that's when Ellison – a Pitt transfer via St. John's – became eligible, and he's been a force, helping them win five of their last seven, including a nice road win at Northwestern (KenPom 104). Mind you, Ellison is the son of former #1 overall pick Pervis Ellison, so he's got greatness in his blood. Man was he good. And his kid's really making the most of his final year of eligibility, posting double-doubles in all but one of his seven games, including 26 and 13 in Hartford's win in Lowell last week. I find it interesting that Ellison, once a spot-up three-point shooter at St. John's, has gone in the opposite direction of Anthony Lamb, doing all his work inside the arc now. I do think it's a good matchup for us, with Olaniyi potentially marking him, or possibly Latimer. They got killed on the glass early in the year but Ellison has helped close that gap significantly

And he's far from their only weapon. This kid Flowers has a pair of 28-point games to his credit, and the other three guys listed above have had 18 or more in a game this season. The floor leader is Carter, who was a four-star recruit in HS playing with Ellison (coached by Pervis) before he landed at Marquette, La Salle and now Hartford. The knock on him has been his jump shot, although he's hitting at a decent clip so far this year.

The bottom line is the team has talent, certainly more than the Maines and UNHs of the world. And Ellison and Carter have been a nice complement to the youngsters well. I think Gallagher deserves a lot of credit for assembling this group after being so senior-heavy last year with Dunne, Carroll and Lynch. Like Maine, they have a mini-UN, with guys from Australia, Belgium, Ireland and more on the roster.

Barring a monster game from Olaniyi, he'll hit 1,000 at home on Saturday night. If he stays on this pace and stays healthy, 2,000 isn't out of the question.

I'm very concerned about this game. Ellison is a force to be reckoned with. He will have 28 points against us.

We lose by 2.

SBU Other Sports / Re: 2018-2019 Women's Basketball
« on: January 11, 2020, 06:49:01 am »
I figured with our start we'd at least get a vote somewhere.... nope! Not a single vote. Hopefully that changes next week.

I'm with you on that. You would think with a win over Pitt and only one loss the women's BB would get a vote. But if you go through all the BB conferences you'll see there are many teams that have similar wins and losses and arent ranked. Maybe if the girls win out, they'll get some votes, or a vote..

SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Game 17: at Vermont, 1/8 7pm
« on: January 09, 2020, 04:31:56 pm »
This is just personal conjecture, but my theory is that Boals was way more of a player’s coach than Geno. Just the vibe I get from him not only here, but back at Ohio as well, is that he’s more of a friend than a coach. So I can totally envision how, after starting 17-3, they were all taking it easy.

I think they both have/had players' respect.  No idea on your conjecture, but I think Ford is much more gregarious than Boals, and he's been through the rodeo many times before and knows how to be a head coach, whereas Boals had to learn on the job at SBU.  I like Geno's rotations, play calling and demeanor, and I just don't want SBU to be a launching pad for another coaching jump come the end of this year.

I'm actually not too worried about this. Ford left Kent State for the wrong job at Bradley and stalled his very bright career for five years. I think he's going to be very selective in taking another job. I think we'll have him for awhile.

Until the next school comes calling. Unfortunately,  SBU is a launching pad for coaches. The only way to stop this pattern is to move out of this dreadful conference and I to something more respectful

SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Game 17: at Vermont, 1/8 7pm
« on: January 09, 2020, 08:31:53 am »
FWIW, pomeroy has VT at 83 and SB at 125

Kenpom is a  joke if they still have VT at 83 and SB at 125 when SB manhandled VT last night.

SBU Men's Basketball / Re: Game 17: at Vermont, 1/8 7pm
« on: January 06, 2020, 06:34:30 am »
Excellent analysis as usual Checkmate. I'm not as optimistic as you are, but I like the way you think. As long as it's competitive I'll be ok with the outcome. As long as we beat them in March.
Anthony Lamb's struggles have really gone under the radar. 23% from three! 38% shooting! He's been horribly inefficient this year. He's still scoring decently because he takes so many shots (second most in the conference). He's supposed to be their key threat but if we double him, then what? Stef Smith has been their best shooter this year.

Should have gone to the NBA!!

Lamb didnt go to the NBA because he wasnt getting any interest from teams and new he would not have been drafted. Smart move to finish up on his education and then try again. Chances are, Lamb will follow the same path as Warney. G league for a couple of years and will play in the European or Asain basketball league.

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