RETURN OF INVESTMENT
LAST 10 GAMES
- NCAA Division: Division I
- Conference: Colonial Athletic Association (2022-present)
- City: Stony Brook, N.Y.
- Stadium: Island Federal Credit Union Arena
- NCAA Tournaments: 1 (2016)
- National Championships: None
- Conference Tournament Titles: 1 (2016)
- Conference Regular Season Titles: 4 (2010, 2012, 2013, 2016).
- America East
The Stony Brook Seawolves are a Division I team based on Long Island, N.Y. Stony Brook has been a member of the Colonial Athletic Association in football since 2013 but didn’t join the conference in basketball and other Olympic sports until 2022. The Seawolves are one of four new additions, alongside Hampton, Monmouth, and North Carolina A&T.
Previously, the Seawolves competed in the America East Conference, where they built a reputation as one of the better mid-major programs in the Tri-State area. They won four regular-season conference titles plus a conference tournament championship in 2016, which earned them their first and only trip to the NCAA Tournament to date. The 13th-seeded Seawolves went on to lose to Kentucky 85-57 in the first round of the East Regional.
Stony Brook has also made three trips to the National Invitational Tournament and is 1-3 in those appearances, with the lone win coming in 2010 over Illinois, 76-66.
Steve Pikiell was the architect behind much of that success. Pikiell — a former assistant under Hall of Famer Jim Calhoun at UConn — coached Stony Brook from 2005-16. Pikiell had six 20-win seasons and won America East Coach of the Year four times before leaving for Rutgers. The Seawolves have had two coaches since then in Jeff Boals and Geno Ford, the latter of which is currently in his third season at the helm.
One of Pikiell’s biggest victories came on the recruiting trail, when he landed New Jersey forward Jameel Warney in 2011. Warney, a three-time America East Player of the Year, is the school’s record-holder in career points, rebounds, blocks, and games played. He went undrafted in 2016 but signed a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks in 2018, overcoming the odds to become the first Stony Brook alum to play in the NBA. His number (20) is retired by the school.
Stony Brook officially joined the America East Conference in 2001, only a few years after transitioning from Division II.
o Jameel Warney: 2,132
o Emeka Smith: 1,978
o Earl Keith: 1,793
o Jameel Warney: 1,275
o Tommy Brenton: 1,115
o Yves Simon: 905
o Mel Walker: 451
o Tommy Brenton: 405
o Emeka Smith: 387