Stony Brook NCAA Tournament Preview, Prediction

    The Stony Brook Seawolves have made it to the NCAA Tournament. Here's a preview of the team and a prediction of how they'll do during March Madness.

    March 14, 2016

    The Stony Brook Seawolves have made it to the NCAA Tournament. Here’s a preview of the team and a prediction of how they’ll do during March Madness.


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    Team: Stony Brook Seawolves

    Record:
    26-6

    Conference:
    America East

    Head coach:
    Steve Pikiell

    How they got here:
     Won conference tournament

    The Good

    Forward Jameel Warney averages a double-double, and the 6-8 big man can dominate on both ends of the floor. He shoots 62.7 percent from the field and blocks 3.0 shots a game, and the senior is playing with a sense of urgency. His career-high 43 points pushed Stony Brook to the America East Tournament title, and he gets help from Carson Puriefoy, Rayshaun McGrew and Ahmad Walker. That trio provides balance to a solid attack.

    The Bad

    Foul trouble is a problem for the Seawolves, who don’t have an answer when Warney heads to the bench. Quality depth beyond the starting five is an issue, and this isn’t a team that enjoys consistency from the free-throw line. The Seawolves can lose focus mentally at times, too.

    Prediction

    The Seawolves have broken through following four losses in the America East title game in the last five years, and now the question is whether Stony Brook will just be happy to finally be in the NCAA Tournament. Don’t believe it. This is a good team, one that has the makeup and pieces to pull off a first-round upset in the Dance.

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