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Oct. 12, 2013 is counting down the days until #Seawolves Tip-Off on Nov. 8 when both the men's & women's basketball teams are hosting their home openers. Visit every day for new content.



Stony Brook, N.Y. - For the first time in program history, the Stony Brook men's basketball team will be participating in a college basketball multi-team events (MTE) exempt tournament. The #Seawolves have signed up to play in the 2013 2KSports Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. The tournament consists of 12 teams, four of which (Indiana, Washington, Boston College, Connecticut) are guaranteed to advance to play in the championship rounds at Madison Square Garden. Those four teams will play two of the remaining eight teams in a "regional" round, and then the eight remaining teams will divide up into two "subregionals" on campuses.

Stony Brook has drawn defending Big Ten regular season champion Indiana in the regional round and will take on the Hoosiers at Assembly Hall Nov. 17 at 5 p.m. The #Seawolves have also been placed into the Detroit "subregional" and will play Toledo on Nov. 22 at 4:30 p.m., followed by Florida Atlantic on Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. and then finally host Detroit on Nov. 24 at 4 p.m.

Below is some information on the opponents as the #Seawolves look to make their mark in their 2KSports Classic debut.

IU Logo Indiana Hoosiers
Location: Bloomington, Ind.
Conference: Big Ten
Head Coach: Tom Crean, sixth season (84-82)
2012-13 Record: 29-7
Conference Record (Finish): 14-4 (1st)
Postseason: NCAA Tournament (2-1)
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/8
Starters Returning/Lost: 1/4

Leading Returning Scorer: Will Sheehey (9.5 PPG)

Toledo Logo Toledo Rockets
Location: Toledo, Ohio
Conference: Mid-American (MAC)
Head Coach: Tod Kowalczyk, fourth season (38-58)
2012-13 Record: 15-13
Conference Record (Finish): 10-6 (T-1st, West Div.)
Postseason: None
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 5/3
Starters Returning/Lost: 4/1

Leading Returning Scorer: Rian Pearson (17.9 PPG)

FAU Logo Florida Atlantic Owls
Location: Boca Raton, Fla.
Conference: Conference USA
Head Coach: Mike Jarvis, sixth season (66-90)
2012-13 Record: 14-18
Conference Record (Finish): 9-11 (Sun Belt 7th)
Postseason: None
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 7/6
Starters Returning/Lost: 2/3

Leading Returning Scorer: Pablo Bertone (9.4 PPG)

UDM Logo Detroit Mercy Titans
Location: Detroit, Mich.
Conference: Horizon League
Head Coach: Ray McCallum, sixth season (86-80)
2012-13 Record: 20-13
Conference Record (Finish): 12-4 (2nd)
Postseason: NIT (0-1)
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 6/7
Starters Returning/Lost: 1/4

Leading Returning Scorer: Juwan Howard Jr. (7.6 PPG)