Stony Brook finishes 2012-13 season with program-best 25-8 record.
Seawolves look to move one step closer to Madison Square Garden and the NIT Final Four.
Seawolves advance to play Iowa in the second round Friday on ESPNU.
Seawolves seek their first-ever national postseason tournament victory.
Seawolves earn their third postseason bid in the last four seasons and will play Minutemen on ESPN3.
Ricky Lucas recently completed his fifth season as the director of basketball operations on head coach Steve Pikiell's staff, having been named to the position in September 2008. The former Seawolves men's basketball captain played two seasons for Stony Brook from 2006-08.
As director of basketball operations, Lucas handles all day-to-day activities surrounding the basketball program. Lucas' duties include such tasks as film exchange, on-campus recruiting, the academic support and strength and conditioning liason, along with assisting in the direction of the Steve Pikiell Basketball Camp at Stony Brook University, which has seen increased participation each year that Lucas has helped coordinate it.
Since Lucas' arrival to the staff, the Seawolves have been under a basketball renaissance. Stony Brook is 105-59 overall and 57-23 in America East with three conference regular season championships and three postseason NIT berths.
In 2007-08, the Seawolves co-captain averaged a team-high 14.3 points per game and reached double-figures in 23 of Stony Brook's 30 contests. He led Stony Brook in minutes per game (32.8), steals (39), three-pointers (58) and free throw percentage (.800) in addition to scoring a career-high 33 points at Hartford. Lucas finished his career with 1,067 points and also ranks 12th in program history with a career scoring average of 14.7 points per game.
The two-time America East All-Academic honoree was also an All-America East third team selection in 2007, averaging a team-best 15.2 points per game in his first year with SBU after transferring from George Washington University. In his two seasons at GW, Lucas appeared in 55 games and averaged 4.2 points per contest. He was also named George Washington's men's basketball student-athlete of the year in 2005.
Lucas graduated from Stony Brook in 2008 with a degree in Health Science.