Stony Brook Basketball participates in America East Media Day
Oct. 23, 2012
Albany, N.Y. - Stony Brook Basketball head coaches Beth O'Boyle and Steve Pikiell represented the Seawolves at the annual America East Media Day, held at SEFCU Arena on the University at Albany campus.
Led by Pikiell, the reigning America East Coach of the Year, the Seawolves return eight letterwinners from last season's team that won the America East regular season championship and advanced to the NIT for the second tim in the last three seasons. In addition to Brenton's return, the Seawolves also boast junior Dave Coley (Brooklyn, N.Y.), the team's leading returning scorer.
The men's team opens the season Nov. 9 at Marist and plays its home opener Nov. 11 against Mount Ida at Pritchard Gymnasium at 4 p.m., as part of a Seawolves Basketball doubleheader. The Seawolves have won 14 straight games at Pritchard, a Div. I program best.
Led by O'Boyle, who is in her second season at Stony Brook, the women's team returns five seniors, including leading rebounder Jessica Previlon Brooklyn, N.Y.), and has added an influx of talent at all positions. The women's team was picked ninth in the preseason poll. Defending tournament champion Albany was crowned the conference favorite.
The Seawolves open the season with a home game against Rider on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m., and then take on Navy at home Nov. 11 at 6:30 p.m., as part of a Seawolves Basketball doubleheader.
The 2013 America East Championship quarterfinals and semifinals will be held at the University at Albany's SEFCU Arena March 8-10. For the fourth straight season, the conference's men's and women's basketball championships will be held in a combined format. The championship games will be held at the campus of the highest remaining seed on March 16.
Season tickets and mini plans for the men's & women's basketball teams are now on sale through the Stony Brook Athletics Ticket Office. For more information visit the Seawolves ticket office online at www.goseawolves.org/tickets or call 631-632-WOLF.