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iBOsbu

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Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
« Reply #45 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
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Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
« Reply #46 on: June 06, 2014, 09:56:36 pm »
My bad forgot about the Bonnies !

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Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
« Reply #47 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.

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« Reply #48 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.

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Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
« Reply #49 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.

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Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
« Reply #51 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.

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Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
« Reply #52 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.

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« Reply #53 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.

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Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
« Reply #54 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.

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Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
« Reply #55 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.

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Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
« Reply #56 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!!

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Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
« Reply #57 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.

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Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
« Reply #58 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.

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Re: 2014-15 Stony Brook basketball season
« Reply #59 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!!!