Men's hoops to face Seton Hall Friday night on SNY

Anthony Mayo

Dec. 27, 2012

2012-13 Stony Brook Men's Basketball

Game #12:  Stony Brook (8-3) at Seton Hall Pirates (10-2)
Fri., Dec. 28  •  Prudential Center  •  Newark, N.J.  •  7 p.m.

On Television & the Web
SNY/ESPN3 with Mike Crispino & Jim Spanarkel 

On the Radio
WUSB 90.1 FM with Mike Solano, Curt Hylton & Jeff Bernstein



Stony Brook Seawolves (8-3, 0-0 America East)
Head Coach: Steve Pikiell, eighth season
Overall Record: 108-139
Record at SBU: 103-121

Seton Hall Pirates (10-2, 0-0 BIG EAST)
Head Coach: Kevin Willard, third season
Overall Record: 89-82
Record at Seton Hall: 44-33

About the Game
Stony Brook will look to continue its strongest start in program history as it faces Seton Hall of the BIG EAST in its fourth consecutive road game. This is a rematch of last season's NIT first round matchup won by the Pirates. In total, the two teams have played each other three times and Seton Hall has won all three matchups. Playing in Newark will represent a homecoming game for four Seawolves, who all live within 90 minutes of the Prudential Center, including Plainfield resident Jameel Warney, who graduated as Roselle Catholic High School's all-time leading scorer.



Scouting Seton Hall
The Pirates are enjoying a 10-2 start to their season and have played just two games on an opponent's campus this season, winning at Wake Forest and losing at LSU. The others have been at home, on a neutral site or at the Barclays Center. Despite losing Herb Pope and Jordan Theodore to graduation, SHU has seen Fuquan Edwin, who led the nation in steals last season, step up big time, increasing his scoring average from 12.5 to 19.1 while still playing good defense. Transfer Gene Teague has been a presence in the paint with 12.6 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. The Pirates shoot a ton of three-pointers, averaging 22.3 attempts and 8.6 makes per game.

The Last Meeting
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No. 1 Seton Hall63
March 13, 2012
South Orange, N.J.
Men's hoops comes up two points short at Seton Hall
The Stony Brook men's basketball team outrebounded Seton Hall, 44-23, and had the same amount of field goals and three-pointers made as its opponent, but the Seawolves fell two points short in their bid to defeat a BIG EAST team, losing to the Pirates, 63-61, Tuesday night at Walsh Gymasnium in the first round of the NIT.

Last Time Out
Down 20 points early in the second half at Maryland, Stony Brook stormed back with runs of 11-0 and 12-3 to get within two of the Terrapins with under a minute to play. However, it wasn't enough as free throws helped Maryland hold on for a 76-69 victory. The Terps did most of their damage at the three-point line, shooting 9-for-18 from behind the arc, including making seven of them in the first half. Jameel Warney finished with 17 points for the Seawolves, and Tommy Brenton just missed a triple-double with nine points, eight rebounds and nine assists.