Seawolves Coming Off Best D-I Season Ever

The Stony Brook men's basketball team is coming off its best season ever as a Div. I program, winning 25 games, claiming its third America East regular season championship in four seasons and recording the program's first-ever Div. I national postseason win.

What will the team do for an encore?

With four returning starters, and arguably the most talented and athletic group of student-athletes the program has ever had, the #Seawolves, under ninth-year head coach Steve Pikiell, are looking to sustain the level of excellence that the program has developed over the course of the last five years while also chasing the program's first-ever NCAA Tournament bid.

Back are senior captains and starters Dave Coley, Anthony Jackson and Eric McAlister, who have developed tremendously over their first three years to become All-America East caliber players. They are joined by 2013 America East Rookie of the Year Jameel Warney, who is looking to make a huge leap in his sophomore season.

The hallmark of the #Seawolves program will continue to be defense. Stony Brook ranked sixth in the nation in field goal percentage defense last season, holding teams to 37.8 percent shooting. Over the course of the team's last 120 games played, 23 times Stony Brook has held its opponent under 50 points. Only three teams have managed to put 80 points on the #Seawolves in that same span.

returning players

Dave Coley Dave Coley
Started 32 of 33 games...was second on the team in points (366), free throws made (90) and third in rebounds (140)...averaged 11.1 points per game and 4.2 rebounds per game...named third-team All-America East and named to the America East All-Defensive team

Anthony Jackson Anthony Jackson
Started 26 games for the Seawolves...led the team in 3 point field goals made (49), was second in assists (51) and third in points (304)...Scored 13 points and made three of four three-point attempts in win at Marist (Nov. 9)...scored 12 points and had four assists and three steals vs. Mount Ida (Nov. 11)

Scott King Scott King
Appeared in 30 games for the Seawolves...was second on the team in 3-point field goal percentage (.407)

Anthony Mayo Anthony Mayo
Appeared in all 31 games...was second on the team in blocks (26)...Had three blocks, including a big one in the final minute in 60-57 win at Marist (Nov. 9)

Eric McAlister Eric McAlister
Appeared in all 31 games, started 23 games...finished second on the team in field goal percentage (.509)...third on the team in offensive rebounds (32)

Carson Puriefoy Carson Puriefoy
Played in all 31 games as a freshman...was a spark off the bench all season for the Seawolves...scored 11 points in win over Mount Ida (Nov. 11)...scored a career high 15 points in a win vs. Hartford (Jan. 12)

Jameel Warney Jameel Warney
Started all 33 games as a freshman...led the team in points (408), field goal percentage (.618) and blocks (48)...his field goal percentage was fifth-best in the country...was second on the team in rebounds (236)...named America East Rookie of the Year and second team All-America East and America East All-Defensive team honors


2012-13 stats

Team Statistics
SCORING 2245 1898
Points per game 68.0 57.5
Scoring margin +10.5 -
FIELD GOALS-ATT 790-1779 681-1802
Field goal pct .444 .378
3 POINT FG-ATT 193-546 225-726
3-point FG pct .353 .310
3-pt FG made per game 5.8 6.8
FREE THROWS-ATT 472-670 311-466
Free throw pct .704 .667
F-Throws made per game 14.3 9.4
REBOUNDS 1242 1072
Rebounds per game 37.6 32.5
Rebounding margin +5.2 -
ASSISTS 407 371
Assists per game 12.3 11.2
Turnovers per game 11.8 13.4
Turnover margin +1.6 -
Assist/turnover ratio 1.0 0.8
STEALS 212 202
Steals per game 6.4 6.1
BLOCKS 125 95
Blocks per game 3.8 2.9
ATTENDANCE 17365 72495
Home games-Avg/Game 12-1447 20-3434
Neutral site-Avg/Game - 1-3821